We have been remiss at WTLC. In giving our full attention to the Thunder players representing the USA (Kevin Durant, James Harden, Russell Westbrook), we forgot that Serge Ibaka was also in action representing the Spanish national team. On July 9th the team from Spain defeated the team from Great Britain, 78-74. Running down the box score, you can see that Spain is not to be taken lightly. Featuring both Pau Gasol and Marc Gasol, Rudy Fernandez along with Ibaka, they will be a formidable potential challenge for the USA team.
Ibaka scored 10 points on 6-8 shooting on the night, and while he will not be featured on offense, it looks like he'll make an imprint on the team similar to his contribution for the Thunder. Most importantly, Ibaka should be able to gain valuable insight and tutelage playing along side Marc & Pau, who are two of the most talented big men in the NBA.