On Serge Ibaka – Part 2

As I said this morning, I’m pretty okay with it.  I wrote last week as to why I would have been willing to part with assets in an Ibaka trade.  As I outlined, also in that piece, Ibaka has declined significantly from the production upon which his reputation was originally built.  Still, I would have done it, if for no other reason than that his outside shooting would have lifted the theoretical ceiling on this team.  But I get why the asking price might have been too rich for Daryl Morey’s liking, particularly for a rental.  Because for the Rockets, unlike the case with the Raptors, this move almost definitely would have been a rental.

I still do strongly expect Morey to make a move ahead of the deadline.  However, Ibaka was the last big name in play.

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