The Milwaukee Bucks announced the veteran’s contract extension on Tuesday. Serge Ibaka without disclosing the conditions. The 32-year-old center averaged 7 points for 5.3 rebounds in 19 games with the Bucks last season after arriving from the Los Angeles Clippers in a four-team trade on Feb. 10.
“Serge is an elite defender and shot blocker who will continue to add depth for us down the middle. »
“Serge is an elite defender and shot blocker who will continue to add depth for us down the middle”Bucks general manager Jon Horst said in a statement. “He was a valuable acquisition for us last season, and we can’t wait to have him back in Milwaukee. »
Ibaka has career averages of 12.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 903 games with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Clippers. Milwaukee Bucks.
For nearly four seasons, from 2010 to 2014, he led the NBA in blocks. He was on three NBA All-Defensive teams and won an NBA ring with the Raptors in the 2018-19 fiscal year. His 1,752 career blocks rank him second among players still active behind Dwight Howard (2,228).
Led by star Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks finished 3rd in Eastern Conference at the end of the regular season. They were then eliminated in the conference semifinals by the Boston Celtics.