Milwaukee – Serge Ibaka is living with the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Bucks announced Tuesday that they have re-signed Center, who arrived in Milwaukee as part of a four-team deal on a February 10 trade deadline. Terms of the deal were not released.
“The Surge is a distinctive defender and shot-blocker who will continue to add depth for us in the center,” Bucks general manager John Horst said in a statement. “He was a valuable acquisition for us last season, and we look forward to bringing him back to Milwaukee.”
The 32-year-old averaged 7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 17.8 minutes in 19 games with the Bucks last season.
The Bucks acquired Ibaka, while starting center Brooke Lopez was still recovering from a back injury that required surgery and left him playing just 13 regular-season games last season. After Lopez’s return, Ibaka’s playing time was cut short.
Milwaukee sent guard Donnette DiVincenzo to the Sacramento Kings and sent Rodney Hood and Semi Ojele to the LA Clippers in a deal that earned them a pair of second-round draft picks and cash, along with Ibaka.
Ibaka averaged 6.6 points and 4.3 rebounds in 35 games before being traded.
A three-time All-Defensive first-team selection while playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder led the NBA to total blocks in four straight seasons. He led the league in blocks per game in 2011-12 and 2012-13. His 1,752 career block put him second among all active players behind only Dwight Howard.