March 27, 2018, 10:35 pmSerge IbakaPF, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka finally got back to protecting the rim against the Nuggets on Tuesday, finishing with 13 points, six rebounds, a steal, a 3-pointer and four blocks in 25 minutes of work.
Ibaka has really been struggling on offense of late but played good defense and crashed the glass tonight, which is something the Raptors will need to see more consistently if they hope to make it out of the East. He's now averaging 1.8 rejections in his last five which is a major improvement over his 0.8 for the month of March. Serge is a consistent top-100 player, but when he's swatting shots at the rim he looks a lot closer to the top-65 guy owners invested in on draft day. Hopefully he's kicking it into high gear.