Oklahoma City Thunder extend Serge Ibaka’s contract.
OKLAHOMA CITY- In his silver medal-winning effort as part of Spain’s basketball team, the Thunder’s Serge Ibaka showcased his spirit in the final game of tournament’s run.
Playing against fellow NBA teammates Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden, Ibaka was a core piece in Spain’s ability to keep the game close.
It’s possible that this game along with a nice catalog of plays from last season moved the Thunder to keep him on their roster for that much longer.
According to ESPN, the center agreed to a four-year, $48 million contract extension with Oklahoma City.
This will sidestep a certain measure of speculation during the upcoming season as he was due to become a restricted free agent in 2013.
At just 22, the All-Defensive star lead the NBA in shot blocks in the 2011-2012.
As the Lakers reload with a bevy of veterans that they picked up either in free agency or via high profile trades, the Thunder are sticking with has gotten them to the top of the Western Conference.
This is now leaves guard James Harden potentially on the bubble as there is only so much money to go around in OKC.