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Dallas Checking Out Seraphin
Tuesday, July 7
According to Sheridan Hoops’ Michael Scotto, the Dallas Mavericks “have expressed interest” in Seraphin, while the Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns and Wizards have done the same.
Seraphin is no stranger to free agency either.
Last summer he accepted a one-year, $3.8 million qualifying offer from the Wizards as a restricted free agent. As a result, he can now pursue opportunities on the open market.
Washington continues to make sense as a landing spot for Seraphin, namely because the Wizards are without a true backup center at the moment. With Kris Humphries and Nene holding down the power forward spot, DeJuan Blair is the only other big under contract, and he’s merely a 6’7” tweener with no rim-protecting prowess.
In 79 appearances last season, Seraphin averaged 6.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 0.7 blocks while shooting 51.3 percent from the field. He also drilled a career-best 70.1 percent of his shots inside of three feet, looks that accounted for 46.9 percent of his field-goal attempts, according to Basketball-Reference.com.
While the Wizards have done plenty of work to get smaller and more versatile this summer by adding swingmen such as Jared Dudley (6’7″) and Alan Anderson (6’6″)—who agreed to a deal with Washington on Tuesday, per Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski—Seraphin is a steady role player who can chip in easy buckets and help fortify the team’s interior defense.