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Serge Ibaka Extends His Contract With Oklahoma City Thunder for a Reported $48 Million

Sat., Aug. 18, 2012 5:58 PM EST
by Rachael Mason

Serge Ibaka (Credit: Oklahoma City Thunder)

On Saturday, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Serge Ibaka agreed to extend his contract with the team, announced vice president and general manager Sam Presti. The team did not release details of the contract, but the multi-year deal is reportedly worth $48 million, according to a Yahoo! Sports story.

“We are very excited that Serge will continue as a core member of the Thunder for years to come,” said Presti in a press release.

The power forward, who is a native of the Republic of Congo, was key to the team’s success in the last season and Ibaka’s contributions are expected to be pivotal in the coming season. “In three seasons with Oklahoma City, Ibaka has appeared in 221 games (110 starts) and registered averages of 8.5 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.43 blocks in 24.1 minutes per contest,” according to today’s press release.

At the London Olympics this summer, Ibaka played for the Spanish national team, which won a silver medal during the Games.

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