Raptors’ Serge Ibaka builds gym at home during quarantine
Toronto Raptors big man Serge Ibaka is staying busy during his 14-day quarantine.
As a result of facing the Utah Jazz recently, the entire Raptors team has been forced to self-quarantine due to coming into contact with Rudy Gobert. Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus earlier in the week.
Needless to say, Ibaka is making the most of his extra time.
The veteran took to Twitter on Saturday to discuss what he has been doing. He showed off the little gym he has built in his home during his hiatus:
Serge Ibaka built a gym at home to stay in shape during self quarantine.
— FanSided (@FanSided) March 14, 2020
Of course, the Raptors are not alone.
The entire 2019-20 NBA campaign has been suspended until further notice over fear of the coronavirus. So while Ibaka will be able to leave his house soon, he may not be able to return to actually playing for quite some time.
In 50 games and 27 starts this season, Ibaka is averaging 16 points and 8.3 rebounds over 27.5 minutes per game. He’s also shooting 51.8 percent from the floor, 39.8 percent from three-point range and 74.8 percent from the free-throw line.
The 30-year-old was originally selected by the Seattle Supersonics in the first round (24th pick overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft. He spent the first seven years of his career with the Thunder. Ibaka developed the reputation of a terrific defensive player with a lethal mid-range jumper.
As time passed, Ibaka developed a three-point shot, and during the summer of 2016, he was traded to the Orlando Magic. However, his stint with the Magic did not last long. And midway through the 2016-17 campaign, Ibaka was dealt to the Raptors, where he has resided ever since.
Ibaka owns career averages of 12.6 points, 7.4 boards and 2.1 blocks per game.