Los Angeles Clippers center Serge Ibaka, right, defends on a shot by Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Serge Ibaka has decided to return to the Clippers for the 2021/22 season.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Ibaka is exercising his player option, worth $9.7M.

Ibaka played just 41 games for the Clippers last season, due to injuries.

The veteran center missed the final part of the season, with the Clippers being eliminated in the Western Conference Finals.

Ibaka averaged 11.1 points and 6.7 rebounds for the Clippers.