Free agent big man Serge Ibaka has agreed to a two-year contract worth $19 million with the Los Angeles Clippers, according to multiple sources.
Ibaka, a powerful interior presence, has become one of the league’s most intimidating post presences during his time with the Thunder, Magic, and most recently, Raptors.
Despite helping Toronto to a 2019 NBA Championship and playoff appearances during every season with the team, he will head west to join one of the NBA’s most attractive rosters and a team that figures to be a title contender over the next two seasons.
Ibaka is set to help the Clippers become stronger in the paint after Montrezl Harrell’s departure. The Congolese-Spanish big man averaged 15.4 points and 8.2 rebounds per game in 2019-20.
The Clippers, despite a star-studded roster featuring Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, were unable to advance past the second round of the playoffs over the summer. They hope that Ibaka, along with new coach Tyronn Lue, will allow them to take the next step towards competing for the franchise’s first-ever NBA title.
Expect Ibaka to continue posting strong numbers and help the Clippers take the next step towards a championship during his two years with the club.