The third member of OKC Thunder’s triumvirate, Serge Ibaka, has been traded to the Orlando Magic for Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova, and their 11th draft pick, Domantas Sabonis.(Check out his college highlights here
This was a very unexpected trade, but it adds much-needed depth to their roster, and also another isolation scoring option(check out what Adrian Wojnarowksi had to say about the trade here). Time to move over Dion, Oladipo is an absolute monster. This will probably mean Roberson will come off the bench, and Dion will most likely find a new home.
Check out Oladipo’s impressive career statistics:
He is going to be a key contributor without a doubt for the Thunder, and this will hopefully entice Kevin Durant to stay. Kevin Durant has said that he wants to play for a winner, and this move definitely puts them in a better spot moving forward.
Ersan Ilyasova will provide more spacing for the slashers and the Thunder and that is definitely something they have needed. He is also on the Turkish national team alongside Enes Kanter, so that could prove to be a good boost to team chemistry.
Goodbye Serge, thank you for everything. It was a great ride and we wish you the best!