The LA Clippers reached their first-ever Western Conference Finals behind masterful performances from Kawhi Leonard and Paul George throughout the playoffs. The team ultimately fell short of their NBA Championship goal once Kawhi Leonard suffered a partially torn ACL. Because of the way the Clippers fought without him in the playoffs, many assumed Leonard was a lock to re-sign with the team this summer, assuming he opted out of the final year of his deal to become a free agent.
Key information: Name: Serge Ibaka Age: 31 Years in the NBA: 12 Key stats: Ibaka played in 41 regular-season games for the Clippers, averaging 11.1 points and 6.7 rebounds in 23.3 minutes per contest as the team’s starting center. He only played 18 total minutes over two games in the postseason. Future contract status: Ibaka has a player option worth $9.7 million for the second year of the deal that he signed last summer.
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