Serge Ibaka PF/C OKC 5 Days
Serge Ibaka scored 18 points with 13 boards and four assists in 47 minutes against the Warriors on Friday.
That's three in a row with at least 17 points, 11 boards and three blocks for Ibaka. He's a fantasy stud and is terrific in every fantasy category except steals, assists and 3-pointers.
Serge Ibaka PF/C OKC 7 Days
Serge Ibaka blocked five shots in Wednesday's 94-88 win over the Spurs, scoring 17 points with 11 boards and one steal in 38 minutes.
The Thunder were great on defense tonight and held San Antonio to just 39.1 percent from the field, well below their Western Conference-leading 49.2 percent on the season. Ibaka is going on one of his blocking sprees with a total of 21 in his last six games and his owners aren't complaining anymore. Kevin Durant wasn't too shabby in the win with 24 points, 13 boards, four assists and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.
Serge Ibaka PF/C OKC 10 Days
Serge Ibaka made 8-of-13 shots to finish Sunday's game with 17 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks in 29 minutes of action.
He got off to a quick start and could have had a massive game, but the lopsided score restricted every Thunder starter to under 30 minutes. After a slow start in the shot-blocking department, Ibaka is now averaging 3.0 swats in the past nine games.
Serge Ibaka PF/C OKC 13 Days
Serge Ibaka shot 7-of-9 from the field against the Clippers on Thursday, scoring 15 points with five boards, one assist and two blocks in just 26 minutes.
He has basically owned the Clippers. Including the end of last year, Ibaka had a stretch of making 15 consecutive field goal attempts against them and his efficiency has been top notch. What's more, he and the Thunder held them to just 24 points in the paint in the wire-to-wire win. Ibaka's slow start still has his perceived value a bit low, so there could still be a buy-low window open.
Serge Ibaka PF/C OKC 18 Days
Serge Ibaka went off for 15 points, a season-high 20 rebounds and four blocks in Saturday's impressive win over the Bucks.
Let's keep in mind of who the opponent was before doing cartwheels, but the bottom line is that Ibaka is as hot as he's ever been in his career. He had 27 points, 13 boards and three blocks on Thursday night, and had 25 points, 12 boards and three blocks last Sunday. If you took him in the first or second round of your fantasy draft, he's paying the bills right now.
Serge Ibaka PF/C OKC 20 Days
Serge Ibaka scored a career-high 27 points in a loss to the Warriors on Thursday, adding 13 boards and three blocks in 42 minutes.
He shot 9-of-14 from the field and hit all nine attempts from the charity stripe. Ibaka's amount of shots from close range have been on the decline while his shooting percentages remain outstanding, so he really doesn't get the credit he deserves for developing on the offensive end. His slow start is a distant memory, making 68.4 percent of his shots from the field in his last five to go with 18.6 points per game in that span.
Serge Ibaka PF/C OKC 21 Days
Serge Ibaka and Matt Barnes were ejected from Wednesday's game.
Matt Barnes was up to his usual tricks in this one and went at Serge after a hard play on Blake Griffin. Ibaka hit Blake Griffin in the groin in the past, so maybe that explains why the refs sent him to the showers early. Ibaka was playing well, making all six attempts from the floor for 13 points with two boards.
Serge Ibaka PF/C OKC 24 Days
Serge Ibaka finished Sunday's OT win vs. the Wizards with a season-high 25 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks.
He made 11-of-18 shots and is providing a case study in why fantasy owners should remain patient in the early stages of the season. After a slow start Ibaka is now averaging 17.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in his previous three games. It was inevitable that his rebounds and blocks would come around, but his offensive improvement is at least partly attributable to Russell Westbrook's return.
Serge Ibaka PF/C OKC 28 Days
Serge Ibaka put his slow start behind him on Wednesday with a line of 17 points, 13 boards, one assist, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer on 8-of-10 shooting.
There was some panic in the basketball world about Ibaka shooting just 27.5 percent from the field in his first three games, but tonight's line obviously turned those alarm bells off. He's a career 54.7 percent shooter and really developed his offensive game last year, so it's almost impossible that he would have such a horrible regression. Fantasy owners should view him as an upper-echelon big man.
Serge Ibaka PF/C OKC 1 Month
Serge Ibaka scored nine points and grabbed 10 rebounds on Sunday, but he went without a single steal or block in just 25 minutes of action.
Nick Collison played 20 minutes off the bench but Steven Adams only logged eight minutes, and this was at least partly a consequence of Scott Brooks going small vs. a Suns team with Miles Plumlee and Channing Frye in the middle. Ibaka is off to a slow start but Russell Westbrook's return should quickly aid Ibaka's offensive numbers, and his fantasy owners should remain patient.