Serge Ibaka To Go Overseas, Will Play For Real Madrid During NBA Lockout
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka has agreed to play for Real Madrid during the NBA lockout, NBC Sports reports.
Ibaka’s deal reportedly has a duration of two months, but holds the possibility of being extended should the league’s labor dispute drag on. The deal also reportedly has an NBA opt out clause, allowing the high flying big man to return to the league should the owners and the players agree on a collective bargaining agreement. The Congo native played a major role in helping Oklahoma City claim the NBA Northwest Division’s crown this year with a 55-27 record. In 82 games Ibaka averaged 9.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game for the Thunder.