One GM Sees Serge Ibaka Heading to the Lakers

According to one NBA General Manager who recently met with Sean Deveney of, Serge Ibaka to the Los Angeles Lakers is making a tremendous amount of sense:

From a personnel standpoint, he is exactly the kind of combo big guy that team (the Lakers) needs. They have had interest in him before and they will again. When he is healthy he is an excellent spot starter at the 5 (center) and the 4 (power forward). He is as good a bench big guy as there is in the league. He was a really credible 3-point threat last year. If he is willing to accept what the Lakers can afford to give him, I know they would want him


Ibaka is coming off a solid season for the Toronto Raptors, finishing the season averaging 15.4 points per game, 8.2 rebounds and shooting 39% from three. Ibaka appeared in 51 games and was used both as a starter and off the bench. His versatility is one of his best attributes as he can play in either role, and play the five along with the four.

Raptors fans would miss Ibaka and his glowing personality, however, at this point the team is only offering Ibaka a one-year deal around $18 million for next season. The Raps are trying to maintain cap flexibility in case some guy named Giannis becomes available.

Heads up Lakers nation, we all could be seeing LeBron James on a future episode of 'How Hungry Are You?'

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