After an ineffectve season in New York, Kevin Seraphin is moving to Middle America.
The former member of the Washington Wizards has reportedly signed with the Indiana Pacers, according to The Vertical. Ironically, the Wizards affected this decision.
Free agent Kevin Seraphin has agreed on a two-year deal with the Indiana Pacers, with first season guaranteed, sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 2, 2016
Kevin Seraphin's two-year, $3.6M deal with Indiana includes a team option in the second year, sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 2, 2016
Indiana continued overhauling its big man rotation with the 6-foot-10 Seraphin, who spent his first five seasons in Washington. The Pacers needed new bodies because free agent Ian Mahinmi inked a four-year, $64 million with the Wizards.
Seraphin will backup up second-year center Myles Turner and Al Jefferson, another offseason addition. Even though that duo serves as a minutes roadblock, anything is better than what Seraphin dealt with in New York where he played behind Robin Lopez, Kyle O'Quinn and Kristaps Porzingis. Jefferson isn't the most durable of players at this point in his career.
Last season Seraphin played a career-low 48 games.
Reports in recent days suggested Serpahin was startng to receive interest from international teams.