December 26, 2016, 7:18 pm
Serge Ibaka played 24 minutes in a win against the Grizzlies on Monday, finishing with 16 points on 6-of-11 from the field to go with 2-of-2 from the line, two 3-pointers, six boards, three dimes and one turnover.
Despite the lack of defensive stats tonight, Ibaka has been in the top-20 in his last eight games. In those eight games, he’s averaged 17.9 points, 7.6 boards, 1.5 blocks, 2.0 treys, 54.1% from the field and 0.9 turnovers. He’s been surprisingly good on the year, especially lately. He’s hitting enough threes to bump his value significantly and his great field goal percentage has been a large part of his success. It’ll be interesting to see how much better he can be if one of the other centers get traded away.