Serge Ibaka deal is 4 years, $48 million, league source tells Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 18, 2012
No NBA journalist breaks more news that Adrian Wojnarowski, who is finally flying back from Europe after covering the Olympics. (ESPN loathes him and fears him, FYI. And legend has it that Woj abhors the WWL — just a little inside info courtesy of this independent yet knowledgeable site).
Woj’s latest scoop is a big one, because it ensures that every member of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s core is now locked up long-term with the exception of Olympic gold medalist James Harden.
This news also means that Ibaka is locked into four years of getting teased about his silver medal by U.S. Olympic champions Kevin Durant, Harden and Russell Westbrook.
But it also means that the leaguewide candidates for producing the next Melodrama/Decision/Dwightmare have been reduced by one. The smart money is now on the “Love Affair” as being the next “will-he-stay-or-will-he-go” soap opera, the theme of a recent column from @ChrisBernucca.
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