January 17, 2020, 9:43 pmMarc GasolC, Toronto Raptors
Marc Gasol matched his Raptors high in scoring with 20 points on Friday, also adding six rebounds, five assists, two steals, a block and a career-high-tying six 3-pointers.
Gasol went 7-of-9 from the field and was superb in his 29 minutes, hitting some tough shots and whipping gorgeous passes across the court. The Raptors tied their franchise high in points in this 140-point explosion and also managed to keep everyone under 30 minutes, which bodes well for their game tomorrow against Minnesota. Kyle Lowry had 11 points, eight assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in just 22 minutes while Pascal Siakam had 12 points, two steals and a triple in 25 minutes and Serge Ibaka had 15 points and eight rebounds in 26 minutes. Gasol has been great through two games since returning from a lengthy absence and you can get all the usual Raptors into all fantasy lineups.
January 12, 2020, 9:57 pmSerge IbakaPF, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka compiled his eighth straight double-double on Sunday night with 21 points (9-for-16 FG), 14 rebounds, a block and three 3-pointers.
Ibaka has been huge for the Raptors but the good times for fantasy GMs might be over as Marc Gasol is nearing a return. Still, the Gasol-less run has been good for his rhythm and it's possible that Ibaka can continue chipping in top-100 lines from here on out. You've already missed the biggest sell-high window, most likely.
January 8, 2020, 10:16 pmSerge IbakaTeam, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka collected his seventh straight double-double on Wednesday, finishing with 23 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and two blocks.
Ibaka is on a tear right now. If you can get anyone to bite on a sell-high opportunity, now is the time. However, it's hard to give up this kind of until the return of Pascal Siakam. The streak has to end at some point, but until then, enjoy the ride.
January 7, 2020, 10:05 pmSerge IbakaPF, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka posted his sixth straight double-double in Tuesday's loss, notching 17 points, 11 rebounds and two 3-pointers.
Ibaka's getting huge run with the Raptors missing their starting frontcourt and it's creating an obvious sell-high window. It might be obvious to the point that nobody will bite, and it sounds like Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol are going to miss at least a few more weeks, so you don't have to go make that move right now.
December 31, 2019, 10:19 pmSerge IbakaPF, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka scored 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting (including two threes) with 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in the Raptors' 117-97 win over the Cavs.
It's an obvious situation but if you're moving Ibaka now is the time to do it before the cavalry returns. Kyle Lowry added 24 & 8 with four treys and a block in the win.
December 29, 2019, 8:30 pmSerge IbakaPF, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka had another strong outing on Sunday, as he went for 14 points, 12 rebounds, two 3-pointers and one steal against the Thunder.
Ibaka is continuing to pile up rebounds as a starter in place of the injured Marc Gasol, and it is coming alongside a nice dose of points an 3-pointers. While we are not seeing the elite shot blocking that was once the staple of Ibaka's game, he is still a very useful player as the lead big man for the Raptors.
December 28, 2019, 10:12 pmSerge IbakaPF, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka had a solid outing in 30 minutes of action scoring an efficient 20 points (9-of-14) and chipping in 10 rebounds in Saturday's win over the Celtics.
Ibaka is being given the opportunity to start for the Raptors with teammate Marc Gasol out with injury. Ever since a zero point stinker earlier this month, he has average over 19 points a game for the past seven games. Owners should continue to confidently play Ibaka as he is a nightly double-double threat.
December 22, 2019, 6:11 pmSerge IbakaPF, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka had a tough go of it on Sunday, shooting 3-of-11 from the field to finish with six points, five rebounds and a block in 24 minutes.
Ibaka and most of the starters just didn't have it today, and they spent most of the second half on the bench as the bench group did all the heavy lifting. Expect better from Ibaka going forward and don't let this stinker cloud your judgment. OG Anunoby and Fred VanVleet are in that boat as well, as the former had six points and six rebounds in 29 minutes while the latter shot 2-for-13 en route to 10 points, a steal and a triple in 28 minutes.
December 20, 2019, 10:37 pmSerge IbakaPF, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka made the most of his start at center on Friday, dropping 23 points (7-of-10 FG), 10 rebounds, three blocks and two 3-pointers on the Wizards.
Aside from the great efficiency, this line isn't out of the question over the next couple of weeks while Marc Gasol nurses a strained left hamstring. Eventually this will pivot into a sell-high situation but for now you can just enjoy the ride. Ibaka was languishing around the top-150 neighborhood this season, so we'll see how high he can climb before Gasol returns.
December 19, 2019, 5:47 pmMarc GasolC, Toronto Raptors
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Marc Gasol will miss multiple weeks due to the left hamstring injury he suffered during Wednesday's game.
Gasol will be out for multiple weeks, making Serge Ibaka a hot commodity in fantasy circles. Chris Boucher could also be streamable while Gasol remains out although he only saw about six minutes in Wednesday's game.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
December 18, 2019, 9:41 pmSerge IbakaPF, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka stepped up after Marc Gasol's injury, posting a season-high 25 points along with 13 rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer in Wednesday's win over the Pistons.
Ibaka shot 10-for-18 in his 31 minutes and should be looking at similarly hefty workloads going forward, as Gasol left after a non-contact hamstring injury. He's only been a late-round player this season but could have a nice run of middle-round numbers upcoming, as he's about to return to the starting center role that suited him so well last year. Ibaka should be a lineup fixture going forward.
December 18, 2019, 7:35 pmMarc GasolC, Toronto Raptors
Marc Gasol (left hamstring strain) was helped to the locker room in the first quarter of Wednesday's game vs. the Pistons and will not return.
It was a non-contact injury for Gasol, which obviously does not bode well at all for his outlook here. We'll provide updates when they become available but it is a fair assumption that he could miss some time here. Serge Ibaka and Chris Boucher will step up in his absence.
Source: Toronto Raptors on Twitter
December 14, 2019, 10:13 pmSerge IbakaPF, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka put up 12 points, 12 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 21 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.
Ibaka had been mired in a nasty slump, going 8-for-34 from the field over the prior three games, and playing under 20 minutes in two of those contests. The big man is only delivering late-round value this season but should get back to top-100 standing by the end of the year. There's a buy-low opportunity here.
December 11, 2019, 10:25 pmSerge IbakaPF, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka missed everything on Wednesday, ending with zero points, five boards, three assists and two blocks on 0-of-8 shooting.
This was not a pretty one. Ibaka isn't an easy drop, but people wouldn't blame you if you pulled the trigger after this one. On the upside, if you need some blocks on your squad, he'll still help out even on his worst of nights.
December 9, 2019, 10:57 pmSerge IbakaPF, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka had a double-double on Monday against the Bulls as he put up 11 points (3-of-11 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), 14 rebounds, one assist and one trey in 19 minutes.
That's a nice performance, but Ibaka continues to struggle to put up blocks this season. There not much of a chance for him to rediscover his success from last season since his minutes are down quite a bit. He's safe to drop if you're still holding on, but Ibaka is a fine big man to plug in if you need some boards and a block. Pascal Siakam had a decent game tonight, leading the Raptors with 22 points, plus six rebounds, an assist, a steal, a block and two triples in 39 minutes.