James Harden is tired of being the butt of your defensive jokes. He decided it’s someone else’s turn.
The Thunder and Serge Ibaka clearly soured on each other, Oklahoma City trading Ibaka to the Magic on draft night. What caused the friction? Ibaka’s agent, Andy Miller, via Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports: “There was an expectation of a larger role,” Ibaka’s agent, Andy Miller, told The Vertical. “It was overpromised and under-delivered. Everyone should be held to the same level of accountability across the board.” I don’t know what Oklahoma City promised Ibaka. To a degree, it matters only how he interpreted the conversations. If he walked away with the wrong impression, that becomes the Thunder’s problem. Ditto if they actually promised him a bigger role than he received. Ibaka’s numbers declined