"I have an opportunity to play for a great team, a great organization and great city so I'm very excited", Ibaka had said before his first appearance as a Raptor.
Point guard Kyle Lowry, the fifth-ranked free agent by CBS Sports, has chose to stay with the Toronto Raptors, his decision coming only hours after Serge Ibaka agreed to a new deal with Toronto on Sunday morning. If this is also a sign that Lowry is staying (there are rumors of his own three-year deal), Toronto can definitely be happy. OKC has since dealt Ilyasova to the Philadelphia 76ers in the trade that brought versatile forward Jerami Grant to Oklahoma City.
Ibaka didn't remain in Orlando for long, either.
As for his salary, the $21 to $23 million he will receive ($20M in year one, $21M in year two and $23M in year three, according to Spotrac.com) is right around what he's worth based on the current National Basketball Association landscape.
He averaged 14.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks between the Magic and Raptors.
Approximately two years before signing the deal, the Toronto Raptors acquired Lowry from the Houston Rockets in a trade for guard Gary Forbes and a first-round pick. Ibaka averaged 16.5 points per game against the Cavaliers but shot 48.3 percent from the field in the series.
That said, on a more positive note, the length of the three-year deal is ideal.
The new Serge Ibaka NBA contract does prove to be tough for the Toronto Raptors when it comes to their tax bill.
Iguodala regularly guarded Cleveland star LeBron James during the NBA Finals yet again, and scored his post-season high of 20 points in the Game 5 title clincher.