Ibaka will play for the Clippers alongside Kawhi Leonard

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By CAPosts 22 November, 2020 - 11:43am 47 views

Ibaka, in a game between the Raptors and the Nets. Kim Klement / Reuters

Serge Ibaka has reached an agreement to play for the Clippers. The 31-year-old Hispanic-Congolese center leaves the Toronto Raptors, with whom he competed since 2017 and with whom he won the NBA champion title in 2019. The agreement with the Los Angeles team is for two years, the second with an option for the player, and a total value of 19 million dollars

The Clippers, with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George as main references of the team, lost last season in the semifinals of the Western Conference against the Denver Nuggets (4-3 ). Ibaka meets again with Leonard, with whom he won the title in 2019. The Clippers have just lost the contest of center Montrezl Harrell, designated the Best Sixth Player of the season, and who has signed for the Lakers. The Clippers' starting center last season was the Bosnian Ivica Zubac, who averaged 8.3 points and 7.5 rebounds. Ibaka's average that season in the Raptors was 15.4 points and 8.2 rebounds, with a 56% effectiveness in shooting from the field, 38% in triples. The Clippers have renewed Marcus Morris at power forward, in which they have lost the contest of JaMychal Green, who has signed for Denver.

The Clippers relieved Doc Rivers at the end of the season and signed Tyron Lue, who He has already been with the team for a year as a technical assistant, then led three courses to LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers who won the title in 2016.

Following the departure of Serge Ibaka, the Raptors are trying to renew Marc Gasol's contract . The Spanish pivot is sought after by several teams. During the last days there has been talk of the interest of the Lakers and Golden State, among others, in securing the signing of the Spanish pivot

A very lively market

The most striking signings at the moment are those of Gordon Hayward (from Boston to Charlotte , for four years and 120 million dollars), Dwight Howard (from the Lakers to the Sixers, for one year and 2.6 million), Danilo Gallinari (from Oklahoma City to Atlanta, for three years and 61 million), Rajon Rondo (from the Lakers to Atlanta, for two years and 15 million), JaMychal Green (from the Clippers to Denver, for two years and 15 million), Avery Bradley (from Boston to Miami, for two years and 11.6 million), Jae Crowder (from Miami to Phoenix, for three years and 30 million), Dennis Schröder (from Oklahoma to the Lakers), Danny Green (from the Lakers to Oklahoma), in addition to Chris Paul's move to Phoenix and the return of Ricky Rubio to Minnesota.

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