Thunder sign Ibaka to extension

Spanish centre Serge Ibaka jumps for the ball during the London 2012 Olympic Games men's gold medal...

Spanish centre Serge Ibaka jumps for the ball during the London 2012 Olympic Games men's gold medal basketball game between USA and Spain at the North Greenwich Arena in London on August 12, 2012. (AFP/MARK RALSTON)

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The Oklahoma City Thunder extended the contract of center Serge Ibaka, Yahoo! Sports reported Saturday.

Ibaka agreed to a four-year deal worth $48 million. Known mostly for his defense, Ibaka averaged 9.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game last season. He also helped Spain win a silver medal in the London Olympics.

He would have been eligible for free agency after next season. Teammates Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have also been locked into long-term deals.


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