Raptors help their defense and future flexibility with Serge Ibaka deal

Ibaka gave the Raptors 14.2 points per game as well, shooting 39.8 percent from 3-point range with 1.8 made triples a night.

All indications point to the next move for Toronto, re-signing All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry.

Serge Ibaka has reportedly agreed to a three-year, $65 million contract to stay with the Toronto Raptors.

If Dwane Casey truly is committed to being a more flexible offensive coach, then the Raptors could play some really fun lineups while moving Ibaka round as a sort of chess piece.

So, all things considered, the Raptors will keep a valuable player and can keep this core around (the most successful one they've had) for a good duration.

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Serge Ibaka will be returning to Jurassic Park. In his first six seasons with the Grizzlies and Rockets, he averaged 10.4 points and 4.8 assists per game while shooting 42.0 percent from the floor. They would be better off letting Ibaka walk and rebuilding for the future. The native of Pickering, Ontario is slated to make US$7.6 million this upcoming season.

The Thunder traded Ibaka, who spent his first seven National Basketball Association seasons in Oklahoma City, to the Orlando Magic 13 months ago in exchange for shooting guard Victor Oladipo, rookie Domantas Sabonis and power forward Ersan Ilyasova. The Raptors only had a * a href="http://stats.nba.com/lineups/advanced/#!?Season=2016-17&SeasonType=Regular%20Season&TeamID=1610612761&GroupQuantity=2&sort=DEF_RATING&dir=1&CF=MIN*GE*300" *107.1 defensive rating with Ibaka and Valanciunas in the lineup.

He played his final 23 games of the season for the Raptors, averaging 14.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 31.0 minutes played.

Updates on each deal will be posted here throughout the day.?Latest addition: Serge Ibaka to Toronto. It's hard to think that Masai Ujiri would want to run this team back without one of its best players.

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