|Serge Ibaka: Exercises player option|
Ibaka (back) exercised his $9.7 million player option for the 2021-22 season Saturday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The Scoop: Ibaka appeared in only 41 games for the Clippers last season as he dealt with a bothersome back injury. He saw 23.3 minutes per game and averaged 11.1 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.1 blocks. He should be in for a similar role this upcoming season, though it's possible he sees more run at power forward with Kawhi Leonard (knee) likely out for the majority of the season.
Aug 1 12:36 ET