Following the London Olympics, Serge Ibaka wasn’t exactly thrilled with his role. That being, mostly sit on the bench and watch the Gasol brothers.
Ibaka’s playing time was drastically cut into as he saw much less of the floor than expected. As a result, he indicated he wasn’t all that interested in joining Spain in Rio for the 2016 games. Well, he’s softened on that a bit:
“I don’t want to leave the National Team, I will play with Spain if they ask me to,” he told Marca.com. “I feel very proud about playing with Spain.”
Things will look different for Spain then as Pau Gasol likely won’t be part of the team, or at least probably not in as featured a role. So Ibaka could see his time and value increase a lot.
But then again, there’s, you know, four years until that. So we’ll see.