Serge Ibaka scores 17 points in loss (Oct 31 12:00 ET )
Serge Ibaka made 7-of-13 from the field for 17 points during Thursday's 93-90 loss to the Clippers, adding nine rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.
The Scoop:He returned to action on Friday and it looks like his ankle injury is progressing smoothly. Ibaka will have to carry a larger load while Kevin Durant recovers from his foot injury so Ibaka will easily have borderline first-round value.
Serge Ibaka (ankle) notched 12 points, one 3-pointer, six rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes as a starter on Sunday.
The Scoop:Ibaka's ruptured left calf has fully healed, the sore hamstring that nagged him during the World Cup is no longer an issue, and he was only held out of preseason games as a precaution. The Defensive Player of the Year candidate has improved his scoring and rebounding over each of the past three seasons. Fantasy owners will be even more appreciative of his phenomenal durability during his NBA career, as he's played in 97.0 percent of all regular-season games.
Serge Ibaka (ankle) returned to action on Friday, logging 21 minutes with eight points, six rebounds and no steals or blocks.
The Scoop:Ibaka was moving around well tonight but was certainly knocking off some rust. He is a solid late first round selection in 9-cat leagues and in 8-cat leagues he can be green-lighted closer to the turn between first and second rounds.