Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman reports:
Thunder forward Serge Ibaka is considering playing in Europe if the NBA’s lockout drags on.
While vacationing in Spain, Ibaka recently told a radio station that he would be open to returning to Spain, where he played for two seasons prior to officially joining the Thunder.
“If there is a lockout, and there are not many complications to play in the CBA, I would like to return here to play,” Ibaka is quoted as saying.
Ibaka is the latest in a long line of NBA players who have expressed an interest in playing overseas in the event of a prolonged lockout. Former Thunder center Nenad Krstic, who was traded to Boston at the deadline, recently signed a deal with CSKA Moscow in Russia. But Krstic’s contract had expired.
InsideHoops.com editor says: It’s safe to say that almost every player in the league “would consider” playing somewhere overseas if the lockout was to go on for an extended period of time. I expect lots of articles like this to emerge over the next week or two. Pretty logical for players to consider all their options. But of course, almost all of them would prefer for the NBA to be in its usual active state.