Serge Ibaka thanks fans of Oklahoma City on Instagram

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Serge Ibaka felt his role was getting squeezed in Oklahoma City with the emergence of Steven Adams and Enes Kanter. He’s got a bigger role now — in Orlando. He was traded on draft night, and now Frank Vogel has Ibaka, Aaron Gordon, and Nikola Vucevic to move around the chess board (the question there are the guards).

Ibaka spent seven seasons in Oklahoma City, made the NBA All-Defensive team three times, led the league in blocks four times, and over that time developed a three point shot that turned him into one of the best fours in the NBA.

On his way out the door, Ibaka did the classy thing and thanked the Oklahoma City fans and organization.