Authentic Serge Ibaka Jersey

The Orlando Magic acquired forward Serge Ibaka(Serge Ibaka Jersey) in a multiplayer trade Thursday night with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Thunder received guard Victor Oladipo, forward Ersan Ilyasova and the rights to power forward Domantas Sabonis, who was taken with the 11th pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.

The Vertical first reported the deal. The teams later announced it as official.

“Serge [Ibaka] is a young veteran who brings tremendous athleticism and toughness to our frontcourt,” Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said. “His tireless work ethic and wealth of playoff experience will help enhance our culture and roster. We thank Victor [Oladipo] for all of his contributions both on the court and in the community. We wish him and Ersan [Ilyasova] the best of luck in the future.”

Ibaka, a first-round pick of the Thunder organization in 2008, turns 26 in September. He agreed to a four-year extension in 2012 worth $48 million and is owed $12.25 million in 2016-17. The move will give the Thunder some added salary-cap room with Kevin Durant set to become a free agent on July 1 and Russell Westbrook able to hit the open market next offseason.

A three-time NBA all-defensive player, Ibaka led the league in blocks for four straight seasons, before finishing fourth in the category in 2014-15 and third last season. He has also added some longer-range shooting to his game, averaging 1.7 3-pointers per game in 2015-16, tied for second on the Thunder.

“The defense we played at Indiana that we hope to bring here to Orlando is predicated on having a guy like Serge Ibaka that can protect the rim and be that lead shot-blocker,” said coach Frank Vogel, who joined the Magic last month after his contract with the Pacers was not renewed. “The way the NBA is going, defensive versatility is huge.”

Ibaka called the 2015-16 season his most challenging, this after averaging 12.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game — his lowest marks in four years.

He was asked to be a do-everything forward, something he admitted after the season was difficult mentally.

“No more fake 4,” Ibaka said at exit interviews, after the Thunder were eliminated by the Golden State Warriors in seven games of the Western Conference finals.

“My mind is ready to play 1, 2, 3, 4. Yeah, it wasn’t easy playing different roles and both ends of the floor. But it was good for us, good for the team. It was helpful, and that’s why we got this far, because everybody did their job.”

Ibaka thanked “Oklahoma and your wonderful people” in an Instagram post Friday.

With Durant’s free agency looming over all Thunder personnel decisions, the move is a gamble, but one that gets the team younger, and deeper. Instead of it being a move to brace for a Durant departure, the Thunder see it as one that strengthens their position to keep him.

Andrew Bogut Womens Jersey

CLEVELAND — Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut(Andrew Bogut Jersey) avoided a major knee injury, but he will nonetheless miss the rest of the NBA Finals, the Warriors announced Wednesday.

While Bogut will not require surgery, he is projected to be out from six to eight weeks.

An MRI on Tuesday revealed Bogut suffered bone bruises to his proximal tibia and distal femur, two major bones in the leg. The injury happened in a collision with Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith in Monday’s Game 5.

Bogut contested a shot in the lane by Smith, who ran into Bogut’s fully extended knee. He walked very gingerly as he left the arena Monday night.

Bogut traveled to Cleveland for Game 6 on Thursday, when the Warriors will try again to close out the Cavaliers and win their second NBA title in a row.

Bogut had five blocks in the Warriors’ Game 2 victory, but his role had been limited during the series. He only averaged 12 minutes per game, putting up 3.2 points and grabbing 3 rebounds per game. He averaged 4.6 points and 5.7 rebounds in 22 postseason games.

The Warriors are expected to start either Draymond Green at center with sixth man Andre Iguodala added to the starting lineup or start backup center Festus Ezeli in Game 6.

“I’ve been in this position before; be aggressive,” Ezeli told The Undefeated’s Marc Spears. “Especially on the boards and in the paint. We win that way.”

Bogut will be in the final year of his contract next season and is scheduled to earn $11 million.

His updated status was first reported by NBA.com.

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala(Andre Iguodala Jersey) said he wasn’t going to assume intent regarding a shot to the groin he received from Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.

Contact occurred with 34.5 seconds remaining in the third quarter, when Dellavedova swiped down as Iguodala dribbled the ball. The resulting scuffle caused a stoppage of play, and Dellavedova was assessed a common foul.

“I’m not going to judge or say anything negative about him,” Iguodala said after the Warriors’ 104-89 win. “He’s out there competing. There are a lot of emotions going on out there. I respect a lot of guys’ hustle in this league. You’ve got guys who’ve got to get a little dirty, got to be a little physical, to make a life and to feed their family, so I can only respect that. For me, it’s just keeping my composure and continue to try to do things for my team to help us win.”

Of where he was struck, Iguodala said, “Where most men wouldn’t want to be hit.”

Senior vice president of replay and referee operations Joe Borgia addressed the shot in a postgame interview with NBA TV.

“It seems like a normal basketball play in the beginning,” Borgia said. “Dellavedova reaches in and fouls Iguodala. But then you get the reaction by Iggy and all the players coming over.

“Listen, when you look at it, this was really a legitimate basketball play. He does reach in. He fouls him on the elbow and then his hand sort of glances off the elbow and goes down. Iggy’s movement’s going forward, you have some slight contact to the upper leg, groin area, but at the end of the review, the officials said this was not unnecessary. It wasn’t unsportsmanlike. Therefore, they just ruled it a common defensive foul.”

Iguodala made a 3-pointer on the ensuing possession as the Warriors engineered a 28-5 run en route to the win.