Serge Ibaka PF/C OKC 17 Days

Ibaka (ankle) sat out Monday's practices as he continues to nurse a sprained ankle, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports.

Ibaka also missed Sunday's intrasquad scrimmage, and his status is in jeopardy for the team's preseason opener Wednesday in Denver.

Serge Ibaka PF/C OKC 18 Days

Ibaka (ankle) will sit out Sunday's intrasquad scrimmage, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports.

Ibaka is dealing with an ankle sprain and will be held out of action Sunday, likely as a precaution. It doesn't look like anything that will hamper him long-term, so expect Ibaka to return to action sooner, rather than later.

Serge Ibaka PF/C OKC 2 Months

Ibaka (calf) averaged 8.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 18.5 minutes per game (four games) for Spain in the group stage of the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Ibaka, who has been working his way back to 100 percent following a calf injury, hasn't looked limited when on the court, which is a positive sign for the power forward ahead of the start of the new NBA season. Spain has been careful with Ibaka so far in the tournament, resting him for the game against Iran and monitoring his overall minutes carefully. Assuming there are no setbacks, Ibaka should be good to go for Oklahoma City's training camp, though it's safe to assume the team will take every precaution necessary in hopes of having their 24-year-old prized asset at full strength for opening day.

Serge Ibaka PF/C OKC 2 Months

Ibaka is currently dealing with a sore hamstring that will limit his availability for Team Spain in the FIBA World Cup, ESPN reports.

Ibaka has been battling a calf injury all offseason and will now have to add this hamstring injury to the mix. Certainly the Thunder would prefer Ibaka to play it safe and sit out the rest of the World Cup, but the 24-year-old intends to take it day by day in the hope that he can make an appearance for Team Spain before the competition is over.

Serge Ibaka PF/C OKC 3 Months

Serge Ibaka (calf) is still not 100 percent after rupturing his left calf during the 2013-14 NBA playoffs.

While Ibaka is planning on playing for Spain in September's World Cup of Basketball, he disclosed that his ruptured calf isn't fully healed. "I'm not 100 percent back yet, but I'm getting better," Ibaka said. "I'm trying to get back in shape and it's going to take time." The Thunder would likely prohibit Ibaka from playing in the World Cup if he isn't fully healed by September, which could serve as good news for fantasy owners who want the big man healthy for the start of the 2014-15 NBA season.

Serge Ibaka PF/C OKC 4 Months

Serge Ibaka (calf) will play for Spain in the FIBA World Cup, according to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

The event begins in late August, giving Ibaka another month to fully recover from the calf strain which nearly ended his postseason on May 16. He's slated to join Pau Gasol and Marc Gasol in a dominant Spanish frontcourt, with an equally impressive backcourt led by Ricky Rubio, Jose Calderon, Sergio Rodriguez and Victor Claver.

Serge Ibaka PF/C OKC 5 Months

Serge Ibaka made the 2013-14 All Defensive First Team.

Serge lead the league in total blocks with 219, and it was easy to see in the playoffs just how crucial his defensive presence is to the Thunder's success. This was Ibaka's third consecutive year making the team.

Serge Ibaka PF/C OKC 5 Months

Serge Ibaka hopes to play for Spain in the FIBA World Cup this summer, depending upon the health of his strained left calf.

Ibaka's doctor initially thought that surgery would be required, but Ibaka was able to return for the final four games of the Western Conference. He averaged 11.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.3 blocks in those games, including a 49-minute exertion in Game 6, and he seems to be on the path to a full recovery without surgery.

Serge Ibaka PF/C OKC 5 Months

Serge Ibaka said his left calf felt the same after Game 5 as it did in the first two home games of the Western Conference Finals.

Serge Ibaka PF/C OKC 5 Months

Serge Ibaka shot 3-of-10 from the field for six points with two boards, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 27 minutes during Thursday's blowout loss to the Spurs.

Russell Westbrook got on his case a bit in the third quarter, which is really nothing new for the boisterous point guard. Ibaka wasn't overly involved in the offense and not having a post game helped the Spurs matchup on defense. The Thunder may go with a smaller lineup more often in Game 6, using Ibaka at the center spot.