"I talk to him about a lot of things, positioning on the floor, what his role is also," Sefolosha said. "Sometimes he wants to do too much. He's just a great player, a great asset to the team."
Ibaka admitted to being anxious when he became a full-time starter, but felt he calmed down soon after that.
"The first two or three games, I was nervous," Ibaka said in broken English. "Not that it's a bad thing, but just because I wanted to do everything well, you know. Then after two or three games, I was fine. Now I have my confidence."
No longer is Ibaka relying solely on instincts. "After playing in Europe, I feel like right now I'm studying the game," Ibaka said. "I've learned how to be patient."