The consensus last year was that the Oklahoma City Thunder really needed an offensive post presence.
Although it was masked by two of the NBA’s most prolific scorers (three-time scoring champion Kevin Durant and point guard Russell Westbrook), Ibaka and Perkins did not provide nearly enough lift offensively.
Most often, Scott Brooks would have to choose one or the other to play center and have Kevin Durant play power forward because having two players who cannot score the basketball on the court at the same time is a huge liability.
Not only that, but it allows an extra man to guard Durant or Westbrook whether they sag off Ibaka or Perkins or simply double a scorer.
Olajuwon is known as one of the best offensive big men of all time. In fact, Pete Newell of NBA.com said Olajuwon has “the best footwork [he’s] ever seen from a big man."
You don’t get much higher praise than that.
So, if Ibaka could figure out something even remotely similar to the Dream Shake (video above), he could become more of a weapon and less of a liability for the Thunder.