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Serge Ibaka thanks fans of Oklahoma City on Instagram

Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden State Warriors - Game Seven

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 30: Serge Ibaka #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder reacts after a play in Game Seven of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 30, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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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.

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