Toronto Raptors re-sign forward Serge Ibaka to three-year deal

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Redick provides both. The 11-year veteran shot 42.9 percent from three last season, a year after leading the league with a 47.5 percent mark. Once the Wolves agreed on Jeff Teague, the Raptors became the heavy favorite to bring back their All-Star guard.

The Toronto Raptors have re-signed forward Serge Ibaka to a three-year-deal worth US$65 million. A return was expected, but is never a certainty once a player hits the open market. "I was not born in the jungle", Ibaka said.

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There are also rumours of Toronto discussing a trade with IN that would see Cory Joseph head to the Pacers IN order to free up cap space.

When I had to make my free-agency decision, there was a lot going through my head, a lot of roads my mind was traveling down. "So whether he is or not, or what are the ethical issues of saying that, I don't know. So it's going to be flawless". Traditional centres like Valanciunas have lost much of their value as the National Basketball Association has transformed, making athletes like Ibaka that can stretch the floor while still moving quickly defensively all of the rage.

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Lowry and DeRozan led Toronto to the Eastern Conference finals in 2016, and the Raptors were out in the second round this year in part because Lowry got hurt during the post-season. He's also been durable, missing just 15 games over the last three seasons.

The news came several hours after reports that the team was losing gritty defensive specialist P.J. Tucker to the Houston Rockets.

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He was acquired in exchange for Terrence Ross and a first-round draft pick - a big price that would have looked even bigger if the Raptors had lost Ibaka for nothing this summer.