The Indiana Pacers have signed Kevin Seraphin to a two year deal, per Shams Charania of The Vertical.
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
Per Charania, the deal is worth $3.6 million and the Pacers will hold a team option for the second year of the deal.
A 26-year old center, Seraphin played for the Knicks last season. The big man only appeared in 48 games averaging 12.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per 36 minutes.
Before his sole season in New York, Seraphin spent five years with the Washington Wizards, mainly playing as a reserve. His main contribution to those teams was as the main low-post option off the bench, often playing as the hub of the offense.
Seraphin has struggled with consistency throughout his career. Part of that is due to his health as he has had multiple long-term injuries. Only two of his six seasons have seen him play more than 60 games. Perhaps not coincidentally, those are two of the three seasons in which he has shot better than 50% from the field.
The Pacers are hoping to regain a mantle as one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference again. Nate McMillan is the new head coach and additions like Jeff Teague and Thaddeus Young will potentially help them improve on last year’s seventh-place finish.
Now, Kevin Seraphin will join in on that goal.