Serge Ibaka
PF/C TOR
20 hours ago

Ibaka managed 13 points (6-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt), five rebounds and one block across 33 minutes in Saturday's 115-109 loss to the Timberwolves.

EDGE Analysis

Ibaka played his customary complementary role on a night when the backcourt duo of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan combined for 41 shot attempts and 60 points. The veteran big man was the only other double-digit scorer on the starting five for Toronto, and his performance was a welcome bounce-back from a pair of games in which he'd put up single-digit shot attempts and point totals. Ibaka continues to serve as a solid mid-tier option at forward across all formats due to his serviceable scoring, rebounding and block numbers, although his usage will take the occasional dip due to the sizable offensive role of his aforementioned teammates.

Serge Ibaka
PF/C TOR
1 week ago

Ibaka (suspension) mustered 14 points (5-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and five rebounds across 29 minutes in Saturday's 127-125 loss to the Warriors.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran big man was solid in his return to action, although he didn't see a true uptick in usage despite Kyle Lowry's absence with a back injury. The 28-year-old has racked up six straight double-digit scoring efforts and continues to put up double-digit shot attempts on most nights, but he's a clear secondary option on a Raptors offense that typically flows through the backcourt.

Serge Ibaka
PF/C TOR
1 week ago

Ibaka is set to return to action Saturday after serving a one-game suspension Thursday against Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

Ibaka was suspended after his role in a scuffle with the Heat's James Johnson during Tuesday's game, and the Raptors certainly did not appear to miss him in the blowout win over the Cavs. Nonetheless, expect Ibaka to return to his usual place in the starting lineup Saturday. The 28-year-old holds averages of 14.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.0 blocks over his last five games.

Serge Ibaka
PF/C TOR
2 weeks ago

Ibaka has been suspended for Thursday's game against the Cavaliers due to him and Heat forward James Johnson exchanging punches during Tuesday's contest, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ibaka was ejected from Tuesday's game, so a one-game suspension doesn't come as too much of a surprise. In his absence Thursday, Pascal Siakam, Norman Powell and Lucas Nogueira are all candidates to see extended run.

Serge Ibaka
PF/C TOR
2 weeks ago

Ibaka was ejected in the third quarter of Tuesday's 90-89 loss to the Heat after receiving a pair of technical fouls for exchanging punches with Miami's James Johnson. He finished the night with 11 points (4-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five rebounds and two blocks across 22 minutes.

EDGE Analysis

The ejection was the fifth of Ibaka's career and could have additional repercussions, given that both players engaged in more than minor pushing and shoving. Since the Heat are back in action Wednesday against the Pacers, expect the league office to announce any punishment -- whether it be a fine, suspension or both -- for Johnson and Ibaka prior to that contest. If Ibaka is forced to miss at least one game for his actions, second-unit players like Pascal Siakam, Norman Powell and Lucas Nogueira could pick up more run.

Serge Ibaka
PF/C TOR
2 weeks ago

Ibaka scored 21 points (8-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding five rebounds and one steal across 29 minutes in Friday's 129-110 victory over the Bucks.

EDGE Analysis

Ibaka led the team Friday night in scoring due highly in part to his efficient night, shooting 66 percent from the floor. The rebound total was a little low Friday, but his efficiency over the last two games is a promising trend (15 of 24 shooting) after shooting eight of 26 the two games before.

Serge Ibaka
PF/C TOR
3 weeks ago

Ibaka scored 16 points (7-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT) while adding seven rebounds, three blocks and an assist in 27 minutes during Wednesday's 124-115 win over the Bulls.

EDGE Analysis

He's starting to make his presence felt on the defensive end again, recording at least three blocks in three of the last four games. Ibaka's averaging 16.4 points, 6.8 boards, 1.9 blocks and 1.8 three-pointers a game since the beginning of December, and with DeMar DeRozan demanding even more attention from the opposition, Ibaka should continue to see plenty of open looks.

Serge Ibaka
PF/C TOR
3 weeks ago

Ibaka is expected to return to action after serving a one-game suspension Friday against Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

Ibaka was involved in an altercation with a team staffer last week, which led to the suspension, but all signs point to the forward returning to action Monday. He'll likely move back into the starting five at power forward, which would push C.J. Miles back to the bench.

Serge Ibaka
PF/C TOR
3 weeks ago

Ibaka has been suspended for one game due to a violation of team rules stemming from an altercation between him and a Raptors' staff member. He will not play Friday against the Hawks.

EDGE Analysis

According to team President Masai Ujiri, "Both parties have apologized. We've discussed this internally as a team, and we won't be discussing it any further." With Ibaka out Friday, more minutes will seemingly be available for the likes of Jonas Valancinuas, Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby. That said, the last time Ibaka missed time, his workload was largely made up by committee.

Serge Ibaka
PF/C TOR
1 month ago

Ibaka scored 17 points (6-10 FG, 1-2 3PT, 4-4 FT) to go with six rebounds and one block across 25 minutes during Saturday's 102-86 win against Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

After scoring 17 points Saturday, Ibaka has scored in double digits in 10 straight games. This level of consistent scoring coupled with efficient shooting make the forward a steady option in Toronto's offense. Averaging 18.4 points on 56.1 percent from the floor over his last ten games, Ibaka is providing solid complementary scoring to leading scorer DeMar DeRozan. As a result, Toronto is marching towards the top spot in the Eastern Conference.