Kevin Seraphin is going to the New York Knicks after signing a one-year deal worth $2.8 million. The 25-year-old center from France is the fourth big man acquisition by the Knicks in this off-season after getting Robin Lopez, Derrick Williams and Kyle O'Quinn earlier in the summer.
Michael Sotto of Sheridan Hoops broke the news on Twitter.
BREAKING: New York Knicks have agreed to sign Kevin Seraphin to a one-year, $2.8 million deal, a league source tells Sheridan Hoops.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) August 4, 2015
Seraphin, who was a first-round pick in the 2010 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards or the 17th overall selection, played a backup role for the Wizards the last five seasons. He averaged 6.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 79 games in the 2014-2015 regular season. Seraphin’s career highs came in 2012-2013, when he logged 9.1 points and 4.4 rebounds.
At 6-foot-10, Seraphin is expected to back up both the power forward and center positions with the Knicks.
Seraphin has also represented the French national team in international competitions. He was named to the All-Tournament team in the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championships when France won the silver medal. He was also a member of the senior team that placed second at the 2011 FIBA European Championships.