NBA Trade News: Kevin Seraphin Agrees To Sign For New York Knicks

NBA Trade News: Kevin Seraphin Agrees To Sign For New York Knicks
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What's This?

Kevin Seraphin is set to sign for the New York Knicks. Seraphin and the Knicks have agreed to a one-year, $2.8 million deal on Tuesday.


Knicks will provide Seraphin with the room option, according to league sources.

The youngster featured for the Washington Wizards last season and appeared in 79 games. The center averaged 6.6 points and 3.6 rebounds.

Why Seraphin?

The Knicks management are looking for more depth and insurance upfront. The prime reason behind recruiting the former Wizards’ big man Kevin Seraphin.

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Seraphin can feature as center as well as power forward. The 6-foot-9 has spent his entire NBA career spanning five years with the Washington Wizards. During the five-year stint in Washington he averaged 6.4 points and 3.7 rebounds in 16.4 minutes per game.

The No. 17 pick in the 2010 draft, had his best season in 2012-13 when he scored 9.1 points and grabbed 4.4 rebounds in 21.8 minutes.

The Knicks now have eight players who can feature as power-forward and center.

After roping in Seraphin, the Knicks have 13 players in their roster with fully guaranteed contract. Langston Galloway though has a partial guaranteed deal and will stay in the side.

The Knicks now have no more cap space left, having spent nearly $30 million available to them on Robin Lopez, Arron Afflalo, Derrick Williams and Kyle O’Quinn, and they also re-signed Lance Thomas and Lou Amundson.

Veteran guard Sasha Vujacic could sign for the franchise in coming days.

With the remaining 15th spot in their roster, the team management will look to add more depth in the wings.