May 19, 2024

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Bucks, Serge Ibaka agree to one-year deal

Totally free-agent major gentleman Serge Ibaka has agreed to re-signal with the Bucks on a 1-calendar year deal, in accordance to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).

Ibaka, 32, was traded from the Clippers to the Bucks at the 2022 trade deadline and appeared in 19 regular-season video games for Milwaukee down the stretch, averaging 7. PPG and 5.3 RPG with a .519/.351/.800 capturing line in 17.8 MPG. He was not part of the team’s playoff rotation.

Ibaka is a a few-time All-Defensive player who led the NBA in blocks for each match in 2013 and 2013 and was a vital member of the Raptors’ 2019 championship group.

However, back again concerns have slowed him down to some extent in current years — he underwent surgery in 2021 and didn’t look like his aged self on returning.

Whilst conditions of Ibaka’s new deal are not however acknowledged, it seems the Bucks are self-confident in his skill to be a practical depth piece in the frontcourt now that he’s one more yr taken off from that process on his back again.

Ibaka is the fifth no cost agent to concur to terms with the Bucks in the past handful of days, becoming a member of Bobby Portis, Joe Ingles, Jevon Carter, and Wesley Matthews. Milwaukee also has 8 gamers on current confirmed contracts, with initially-rounder MarJon Beauchamp established to join that team.