Raptors re-sign Serge Ibaka on 3-year $65 million deal

Miami Heat Rumors: Heat Interested in Veteran Big Man Serge Ibaka

He will re-sign with them for three years and $100 million according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

He averaged 14.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks between the Magic and Raptors.

While Serge Ibaka has always been known as a shot blocker and a solid defensive player, he improved his long-range shooting last season hitting a career high 39.1 percent from the three-point line.

Former Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka has agreed to re-sign with the Toronto Raptors, Ibaka's agency, ASM Sports, tweeted out Sunday.

Though he had a slow start to this past season, Ibaka recovered in Toronto, helping the Raptors win a playoff series and specifically upping his and the team's defense while he was there.

If you want to try to read between the leaves a bit here with this deal, it likely means Kyle Lowry is close to re-signing, too.

However, Ibaka's production on the glass dipped considerably to 3.8 rebounds per game during Cleveland's sweep of Toronto in the second round. They would be better off letting Ibaka walk and rebuilding for the future. P.J. Tucker signed with Houston instead of coming back, Patrick Patterson is expected to sign elsewhere, Pascal Siakam is not yet ready for that kind of a role and Jakob Poeltl and Lucas Nogueira are centres. On defense, Toronto ranked eighth in the National Basketball Association with a 104.9 defensive rating.

The Toronto Raptors will be keeping at least one of their major free agents this summer.

In an era dominated by small ball, Ibaka is the kind of player that makes every team better as he is an elite defender that is not a detriment on the offensive side of the ball. Bringing the band back together made sense for Masai Ujiri and the Raptors. Toronto has a lot of questions heading into the 2017-18 season, and they could regret not breaking up the team in this offseason.

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