Breaking: Magic Trade Serge Ibaka To Raptors For Terrence Ross And 1st Round Pick

Serge Ibaka has a new home. The Orlando Magic have sent the power forward to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for swingman Terrence Ross and a first round pick. 

The Raptors hold both their own first and the Los Angeles' Clippers this year. Wojnarowski reports the Magic will get the lesser of those two picks.  

The Raptors have long been linked to Ibaka, given their need for a stretch four. In his first year away from Oklahoma City, the 27-year old Ibaka is averaging 15.1 points per game (tied for a career-best), 6.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. He is shooting a career-high 38.8 percent from 3-point range, making him one of the few reliable shooters on the Magic roster. The Raptors plan on trying to re-sign Ibaka this offseason. 

The Magic wanted to get something back for Ibaka, who likely wasn't going to re-sign with the Magic this offseason. They gave up the No. 11 pick (Domantas Sabonis), Victor Oladpio and Ersan Ilyasova during last year's draft to land Ibaka.

Ross, a 26-year-old swingman stuck behind DeMar DeRozan and DeMarre Carroll, is putting up 10.5 points per game this year. He's shooting 37.5 percent from behind the arc, right in line with his career averages. Only Jodie Meeks is shooting better from 3-point range for the Magic. 

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