Thunder lock up Ibaka with four-year extension
NBA blocks leader Serge Ibaka has agreed to a four-year extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder worth a reported $48 million.
General manager Sam Presti announced Saturday that Ibaka had agreed to a multi-year extension but did not provide details, citing team policy. Yahoo! Sports first reported he deal is for four years and $48 million.
The 22-year-old improved his game this past season, averaging 9.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 3.6 blocks while helping the Thunder make an appearance in the NBA Finals. Ibaka also recently played a large role in winning a silver medal with Spain at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Ibaka, who was set to become a free agent next year, is part of a now locked up core that already includes All Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, but Sixth Man of the Year award winner James Harden remains unsigned beyond next season.
With files from The Associated Press