Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant reportedly is recruiting his former teammate Serge Ibaka to Brooklyn.
Ibaka, who has played for the Toronto Raptors the past three and a half seasons, is set to become a free agent this offseason.
“Kevin Durant has been recruiting close friend Serge Ibaka to join the Brooklyn Nets as a free agent, according to league sources,” Mazzeo wrote.
“Durant and Ibaka forged a strong relationship while playing together in Oklahoma City. But the veteran Ibaka, who made $23.3 million last season, would have to take a significant discount to join the Nets.”
Ibaka has proven to be a solid rim protector in his career. He has also developed an outside shot, as he shot 38.5 percent from 3-point range last season.
Ibaka would provide a veteran presence to the Nets frontcourt along with Durant.
For his career, Ibaka averages 12.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game.