Golden State Warriors can pursue Serge Ibaka
Serge Ibaka’s role in LA has been steeply declining and it seems a buyout could be on the table. Does the former block champion have anything left in the tank?
Ibaka is the type of guy you’d feel safe betting on in the playoffs. If you are worried about cutting a current player for someone who won’t make the rotation, you can rest assured Ibaka would be useful in a playoff series against the likes of Rudy Gobert and Nikola Jokic.
He’s been to the NBA Finals twice, winning a title against the Warriors in 2019. Despite his loss of athleticism, Ibaka can still protect the rim and is shooting close to 40 percent from the 3-point line this year.
Health is the issue with Ibaka. Sure, he’s a quality asset to have in the postseason — but will he be healthy enough to play?
He missed all but two games last playoffs for the Clippers and chunks of the current season. The Warriors would be taking a risk on the 32-year-old big man in this regard.