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The Milwaukee Bucks have re-signed center Serge Ibaka.

“Serge is an elite defender and shot blocker who will continue to add depth for us at center,” said Bucks General Manager Jon Horst. “He was a valuable acquisition for us last season, and we look forward to having him back in Milwaukee.”

The 32-year-old Ibaka played in 19 games (2 starts) with the Bucks last season after being acquired in a trade from the Los Angeles Clippers in February.

With Milwaukee, Ibaka averaged 7.0 points and 5.3 rebounds in 17.8 minutes per game while shooting 51.9% from the field.