What do you think of what Toronto and the Raptors mean to me? Three years ago, I was welcomed here by a country and a new team, and I felt what it was like to be at home. I am very lucky to be in this city, to have these fans and to play for such a team. During this journey, the love I got will never be forgotten. I want to thank Larry tannbaum and the whole team, its a great team, they can take good care of the players, and Im very happy to be the NBA champion with them, and the fans here are unparalleled. So, thanks to Toronto, to Canada, to the Raptors, Ill always be one of you.
Magic forward alon Gordon praised the move, while Raptors fans also left messages to express their wishes for Ibakas departure.
It was previously reported that the Lakers are also very interested in Ibaka, but after signing Harrell and renewing Popper, they are not competitive due to salary constraints. In addition, the nets are also interested in Ibaka, especially Durant, hoping that Ibaka will join the nets. To this end, he also contacted Ibaka privately to lobby for the latter. But Ibaka finally chose the Clippers.
Ibaka made $23.27 million last season at raptors. He played 55 games last season, averaging 15.4 points and 8.2 rebounds per game in 27 minutes.