Raptors’ Serge Ibaka builds home gym during self-quarantine

Serge Ibaka (9) is enjoying a career year in 2019-20. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

The NBA season has been suspended for at least a month, but Toronto Raptors centre Serge Ibaka is still getting his workouts in.

Under self-quarantine for 14 days, Ibaka got creative and set up a home gym to keep himself in shape.

All members of the Raptors who were tested for COVID-19 tested negative, but the team emphasized that these results will not change its current protocols involving self-quarantine and social distancing.

Ibaka defended Utah Jazz centre Rudy Gobert, who tested positive for COVID-19, for several minutes during Toronto’s victory over Utah on Monday. Fellow Jazz all-star Donovan Mitchell also contracted the virus.

Ibaka has enjoyed a career year with the Raptors in 2019-20, averaging 16.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. We’ll see if his home gym can keep him in peak form for if/when the season resumes.

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