Magic Trade Ibaka to Raptors for Ross and a 2017 First-Round Pick

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The Orlando Magic have traded power forward Serge Ibaka to the Toronto Raptors for small forward Terrence Ross and a 2017 first round draft pick.

Ibaka, 27, has been in the NBA for 8 seasons and has played for 2 different teams. He is coming off of a season in which he played in 78 games and averaged 32.1 minutes per game, 12.6 points per game, 6.8 rebounds per game, 0.8 assists per game, 1.9 blocks per game, and 0.5 steals per game. He shot 47.9% from the field, 32.6% from 3-point range, and 75.2% from the free throw line.

This season, Ibaka has played in 56 games and averaged 30.5 minutes per game, 15.1 points per game, 6.8 rebounds per game, 1.1 assists per game, 1.6 blocks per game, and 0.6 steals per game. He is shooting 48.8% from the field, 38.8% from 3-point range, and 84.6% from the free throw line.

Over his 8-year NBA career, Ibaka has played in 580 games and averaged 29.0 minutes per game, 11.9 points per game, 7.3 rebounds per game, 0.6 assists per game, 2.4 blocks per game, and 0.4 steals per game. His career shooting percentages are 51.9% from the field, 36.5% from 3-point range, and 75.3% from the free throw line.

Ross, 26, has been in the NBA for 5 seasons, all with the Raptors. He is coming off of a season in which he played in 73 games and averaged 23.9 minutes per game, 9.9 points per game, 2.5 rebounds per game, 0.8 assists per game, 0.3 blocks per game, and 0.7 steals per game. He shot 43.1% from the field, 38.6% from 3-point range, and 79.0% from the free throw line.

This season, Ross has played in 54 games and averaged 22.4 minutes per game, 10.4 points per game, 2.6 rebounds per game, 0.8 assists per game, 0.4 blocks per game, and 1.0 steal per game. He is shooting 44.1% from the field, 37.5% from 3-point range, and 82.0% from the free throw line.

Over his 5-year NBA career, Ross has played in 363 games and averaged 23.3 minutes per game, 9.5 points per game, 2.6 rebounds per game, 0.9 assists per game, 0.3 blocks per game, and 0.7 steals per game. His career shooting percentages are 42.2% from the field, 37.6% from 3-point range, and 79.9% from the free throw line.

 

-Asher Fair

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