The big man is a two-time block champion, a three-time All-Defensive player, and an NBA champion.
But here is one thing that Ibaka is not: a member of the Milwaukee Bucks.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 20, 2023
Shams Charania is reporting that the Bucks and Ibaka have “mutually agreed” to find a new home for the player via trade.
This move isn’t a huge shock as Ibaka hasn’t been with the team for more than a week now for “personal reasons.”
Before that, Ibaka was only playing for about 11 minutes a game for the Bucks, which suggested that his days in Milwaukee were coming to an end.
Now the question is where Ibaka goes – and who the Bucks get in return for him.
Ibaka has been in the league for 13 years now and has played for a number of teams, including the Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Toronto Raptors, where he won his only championship.
At the height of his career, Ibaka was good for more than 15 points and 8 rebounds a game.
He has grown into an experienced mentor for many players and has learned a lot during his time in the association.
But at this point in his career, Ibaka is only producing 4.1 points and 2.8 rebounds a game.
This raises the question of who the Bucks can get in return for him.
Since both sides have agreed to this change mutually, it seems that some sort of plan is being worked out.
Will we be seeing Ibaka suited up in a brand-new jersey in the next few weeks?