Ibaka agrees to 4 years $48 mil extension

Ibaka agrees to 4 years $48 mil extension

Postby The Rock on Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:02 am

What a steal :man4:

Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka has reached agreement on a four-year, $40-million plus contract extension, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Ibaka, 22, could’ve been a restricted free agent next summer, and his deal now locks into place three of the Thunder’s core young stars --- Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Ibaka.

This deal leaves the future uncertain for guard James Harden, who could command a maximum contract on the league market as a restricted free agent next summer. Along with the remainder of Kendrick Perkins three years and $27 million, the small-market Thunder will be hard-pressed to invest so much money into his payroll.

In his third NBA season in 2011-’12, Ibaka averaged 9.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game. He’s one of the league’s best rim protectors, and been rapidly developing his offensive game. Ibaka was a key player on Spain’s silver medal winning Olympic team this month in London.


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Re: Ibaka agrees to 4 years $40 mil extension

Postby therealdeal on Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:10 am

Overpaid, but that's pretty much market value sadly. It'll be interesting to see what Harden does now. He had an awful showing in the Finals, but he is a gold medalist now. I'm guessing he looks at the deals around and demands something like 10-12 million.

Will OKC pay that much?
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Re: Ibaka agrees to 4 years $40 mil extension

Postby Scnottaken on Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:14 am

The Rock wrote:What a steal :man4:

Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka has reached agreement on a four-year, $40-million plus contract extension, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Ibaka, 22, could’ve been a restricted free agent next summer, and his deal now locks into place three of the Thunder’s core young stars --- Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Ibaka.

This deal leaves the future uncertain for guard James Harden, who could command a maximum contract on the league market as a restricted free agent next summer. Along with the remainder of Kendrick Perkins three years and $27 million, the small-market Thunder will be hard-pressed to invest so much money into his payroll.

In his third NBA season in 2011-’12, Ibaka averaged 9.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game. He’s one of the league’s best rim protectors, and been rapidly developing his offensive game. Ibaka was a key player on Spain’s silver medal winning Olympic team this month in London.


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I know people say he's overrated around here, but is he really worth less than DJ orMcgee, and only slightly more than Asik?
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Re: Ibaka agrees to 4 years $40 mil extension

Postby The Rock on Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:43 am

How is he overpaid? hes the best shot blocker in the game, he plays terrific P & R D, only 22 years old and is one of the best mid range shooters in the game.

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His rebounding needs work but he'll get better as he ages
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Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:45 am

The Rock wrote:How is he overpaid? hes the best shot blocker in the game, he plays terrific P & R D, only 22 years old and is one of the best mid range shooters in the game.

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His rebounding needs work but he'll get better as he ages

Because he's a role player getting paid 10 million a year.
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Re: Ibaka agrees to 4 years $40 mil extension

Postby bruddahmanmatt on Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:52 am

Bye bye James.
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Re: Ibaka agrees to 4 years $40 mil extension

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:22 am

Good job keeping him OKC. Maybe Orlando can use the massive TPE for Harden. If I'm OKC I'll be all for trading either Harden or Westbrook, anytime a lesser player take away shots from your superstar is a major improvement. Maybe Westbrook or Harden for Artest :man10:
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Re: Ibaka agrees to 4 years $40 mil extension

Postby FabFourLakers on Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:25 am

How are they able to pay so LOW for a guy like Ibaka? He's way better than DeAndre Jordan yet he got paid the same amount? I was hoping OKC would have to overpay him...looks like Ibaka's agent might have screwed up right now by having him take this...i think this is about as fair of a deal as we'll see.
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Re: Ibaka agrees to 4 years $40 mil extension

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:44 am

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They will be at ~64 million next year and that's without Harden, a backup PG and a backup SF.

Billy Goat about to get that amnesty if they want Harden.
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Re: Ibaka agrees to 4 years $40 mil extension

Postby LAKEROC on Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:11 am

Harden saying he'll take less money to stay with the Thunder! Are they going to have anything left for him?
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Re: Ibaka agrees to 4 years $40 mil extension

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:29 am

I see James making his run for the money cause there is no way (that I see) OKC can afford to pay all 4 of those dudes over 10 mill a year. Plus with the Lakers getting Howard they HAVE TO keep Perkins.
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Re: Ibaka agrees to 4 years $40 mil extension

Postby jimbo327 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:31 am

That's a great deal for OKC. I think Ibaka could have gotten way more on the open market, especially seeing what Asik got. I, too, was hoping that Ibaka would test the market, and some crazy GM will make a huge offer and force OKC to match.
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Re: Ibaka agrees to 4 years $40 mil extension

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:33 am

^^^
In NBA market today it's a steal, considering some dumba** team would give him the max.

In reality, it's not a steal, he should be getting 7-8 million.
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Re: Ibaka agrees to 4 years $40 mil extension

Postby revgen on Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:58 am

IMO, they can still keep Harden if they amnesty Perkins. They're probably going to see if Harden bounces back next season. If he does, they'll give Perk the boot.
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Re: Ibaka agrees to 4 years $40 mil extension

Postby therealdeal on Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:18 am

4 years and 48 million is much different. 12 million for Ibaka isn't very good especially with Perkins on board.

Wesbrook
Sefolosha
Durant
Ibaka
Perkins

Harden
Collison
Maynor (probably can't afford)

Outside of those 8, their team isn't that great. They've also got Daequan Cook, but after that their next most talented player is probably Cole Aldrich or Perry Jones III, the rookie. They're not in trouble yet, but we'll see exactly how willing Harden is to play here. Not to mention Maynor may have suffered an injury last season, but if he can get healthy he's a very solid backup PG.
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Re: Ibaka agrees to 4 years $40 mil extension

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:41 pm

revgen wrote:IMO, they can still keep Harden if they amnesty Perkins. They're probably going to see if Harden bounces back next season. If he does, they'll give Perk the boot.

That would slam their window shut. Perkins is critical to match up with LA's size.
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Re: Ibaka agrees to 4 years $40 mil extension

Postby lilman2834 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:44 pm

therealdeal wrote:4 years and 48 million is much different. 12 million for Ibaka isn't very good especially with Perkins on board.


Wesbrook
Sefolosha
Durant
Ibaka
Perkins

Harden
Collison
Maynor (probably can't afford)

When I look at dat lineup. Its like dang. We might go 7 games wit them boyz

Outside of those 8, their team isn't that great. Thy've also got Daequan Cook,

but after that their next most talented player is probably Cole Aldrich or Perry

Jones III, the rookie. They're not in trouble yet, but we'll see exactly how
willing Harden is to play here. Not to mention Maynor may have suffered an injury last season, but if he can get healthy he's a very solid backup PG.
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Re: Ibaka agrees to 4 years $40 mil extension

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:35 pm

Ibaka is now in DeAndre Jordan over paid territory......

The only thing he does well is block shots and that's fools gold most of the time.... Blocks are a horrible stat to try and translate into actual "defense".... over 50% of blocked shots do not result in a change of possession....

He can hit an open 12 footer from time to time but he has absolutely no offensive game whatsoever if it isn't a catch and shoot face up jumper..... and no back to the basket game. His on ball defense isn't really that good either...

He's the current version of Boris Diaw...... who lived off Nash and the rest of the skilled Suns.... once he left he was exposed.... Ibaka at least wasn't dumb enough to move on because there aren't a lot of teams where he can hide like he can on OKC...

He owes Durant, Westbrook and Harden a couple years of free dinners for that contract......
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Re: Ibaka agrees to 4 years $40 mil extension

Postby The Rock on Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:29 pm

Not many bigs can bring it night in and night out and patrol the paint like he can. Hes also an All Defensive 1st team player and hes only 22 years old, hes gonna get better. He may not be an all star but he fits right in with what OKC is doing and hes one of the reasons why they're as good as they are right now. He couldn't buy a shot when he came into the league but hes added that mid range shot to his arsenal, theres plenty of room for him to improve.
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Postby revgen on Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:19 pm

puffyusaf#2 wrote:
revgen wrote:IMO, they can still keep Harden if they amnesty Perkins. They're probably going to see if Harden bounces back next season. If he does, they'll give Perk the boot.

That would slam their window shut. Perkins is critical to match up with LA's size.


So is Harden IMO. He gives them a significant 6th man off the bench. We've countered with Jamison, but Jamison at this point in his career isn't at Harden's level.

Which is why they'll probably watch both Perk and Harden next season to see what they'll do about the situation. Let Harden go or amnesty Perk and keep him.
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Postby purp n gold on Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:19 pm

The price is right. This is (has been) the new NBA folks... quality bigs are scarce.
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Postby John3:16 on Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:39 am

purp n gold wrote:The price is right. This is (has been) the new NBA folks... quality bigs are scarce.


Yup. You can't teach heighth.
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Re: Ibaka agrees to 4 years $40 mil extension

Postby Doc Brown on Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:05 am

Thunder GM Sam Presti talks about the Ibaka extension and what that means for James Harden...
"We're going to continue our conversations with James. We very much value him," Presti said. "We want him to be a part of our organization moving forward. We're excited that he's a member of the Thunder and we're hopeful that he'll be with us for years moving forward."

"There's still a commitment for us to try to find a way to make it work for everybody, but we know there's going to be some difficult decisions that have to be made," Presti said. "We're looking forward to trying to figure those things out, and having Serge in place is certainly a benefit for our organization moving forward knowing that we have another core player that will be with us for the foreseeable future."
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Re: Ibaka agrees to 4 years $40 mil extension

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:58 am

Doc Brown wrote:
Thunder GM Sam Presti talks about the Ibaka extension and what that means for James Harden...
"We're going to continue our conversations with James. We very much value him," Presti said. "We want him to be a part of our organization moving forward. We're excited that he's a member of the Thunder and we're hopeful that he'll be with us for years moving forward."

"There's still a commitment for us to try to find a way to make it work for everybody, but we know there's going to be some difficult decisions that have to be made," Presti said. "We're looking forward to trying to figure those things out, and having Serge in place is certainly a benefit for our organization moving forward knowing that we have another core player that will be with us for the foreseeable future."


If he was smart he'd trade Westbrook for a real front court player that can play both ends like Hibbert and keep Harden. Signing Ibaka long term while your main rival has the strongest front court in the NBA doesn't make much sense to me..... The way you attack strength is through strength and Ibaka and Perkins combined won't score more than 15 a game.... that puts no pressure whatsoever on Howard and Pau and allows them to concentrate on defending Durant, Westbrook and Harden.
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Re: Ibaka agrees to 4 years $40 mil extension

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:08 am

Rooscooter wrote:
Doc Brown wrote:
Thunder GM Sam Presti talks about the Ibaka extension and what that means for James Harden...
"We're going to continue our conversations with James. We very much value him," Presti said. "We want him to be a part of our organization moving forward. We're excited that he's a member of the Thunder and we're hopeful that he'll be with us for years moving forward."

"There's still a commitment for us to try to find a way to make it work for everybody, but we know there's going to be some difficult decisions that have to be made," Presti said. "We're looking forward to trying to figure those things out, and having Serge in place is certainly a benefit for our organization moving forward knowing that we have another core player that will be with us for the foreseeable future."


If he was smart he'd trade Westbrook for a real front court player that can play both ends like Hibbert and keep Harden. Signing Ibaka long term while your main rival has the strongest front court in the NBA doesn't make much sense to me..... The way you attack strength is through strength and Ibaka and Perkins combined won't score more than 15 a game.... that puts no pressure whatsoever on Howard and Pau and allows them to concentrate on defending Durant, Westbrook and Harden.

Why would OKC trade one of the best players in the league in Westbrook for an average player like Hibbert? The only big that they should trade Westbrook for is our newly acquired big Dwight Howard and the guy we just traded Andrew Bynum.
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