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Serge Ibaka Contract: Oklahoma City Thunder Reportedly Agree To $48 Million Extension

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Oklahoma City Thunder agreed to a 4-year, $48 million dollar extension with forward Serge Ibaka.

Ibaka will turn 23 in September as he prepares for his fourth NBA season with the Thunder. With the extension, general manager Sam Presti and the Thunder avoid allowing Ibaka to become a restricted free agent next summer.

The front court player has been a key defensive presence for the young OKC team, starting every game last season while averaging 9.1 points per game, 7.5 rebounds per game and 3.7 blocks per game.

The extension of Ibaka may mean that NBA sixth man of the year James Harden is heading into his last season with the Thunder. Like Ibaka, Harden is in the final year of his rookie contract, and if he's not signed by next summer, he would become a restricted free agent.

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