Fantasy Slant: Raptors Re-sign F Serge Ibaka

By Vincent Frank on Monday, July 3rd 2017
Fantasy Slant: Raptors Re-sign F Serge Ibaka

The Toronto Raptors may not have been able to find a way to improve through free agency just yet, but the team did retain two key cogs on Sunday. 

In addition to re-signing Kyle Lowry to a three-year, $100 million contract, Toronto brought back fellow veteran Serge Ibaka on a three-year $65 million contract. 

Acquired from Orlando during the 2016-17 season, Ibaka went on to average 14.2 points and 6.8 rebounds in 23 games (all starts) for Toronto. 

While the veteran is nothing more than a rosterable option in standard leagues, he does provide some DFS value. That's only magnified by the fact that Toronto will likely have to move on from Patrick Patterson and his 24-plus minutes per game, who is a free agent. 

Remember, Ibaka shared time with Patterson last season, averaging 31 minutes per game. We can expect that to uptick about a half dozen or so. This should make for a larger usage rate in his first full season with the Raptors. Also important to note, Toronto isn't paying Ibaka $21-plus million per to play a part-time role. 

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