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.
The Scoop:Ibaka will see somewhere between 15-20 minutes which is a pretty standard number for starters during a preseason game. His ankle injury was never considered serious, and owners can feel confident drafting last year's leader in total blocked shots towards the end of the first round.
The Scoop:Ibaka is very close to making a return, and he should be 100 percent by the start of the regular season. Ibaka will be asked to do more offensively with Kevin Durant (foot) on the sidelines, which might hurt his field goal percentage a bit. However, he still profiles as a solid late-first round pick in standard leagues.