Kevin Séraphin

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Kevin Séraphin
Kevin Seraphin vs Pistons 2013.jpg
Séraphin with the Wizards in 2013
No. 1 – FC Barcelona Lassa
Position Power forward / Center
League Liga ACB
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1989-12-07) December 7, 1989 (age 27)
Cayenne, French Guiana, France
Nationality French
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 278 lb (126 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2010 Cholet Basket
20102015 Washington Wizards
2011 Caja Laboral
2015–2016 New York Knicks
2016–2017 Indiana Pacers
2017–present FC Barcelona
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Kevin Séraphin (born December 7, 1989) is a French professional basketball player for FC Barcelona Lassa of the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague. He was drafted 17th overall in the 2010 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls, but was later traded to the Washington Wizards. Standing 6 feet 10 inches (2.08 m) tall, Séraphin plays at both the power forward and center positions.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Cholet Basket (2007–2010)[edit]

In December 2007, Séraphin joined the Cholet Basket senior team for the first time after having played for their junior team since 2006. In August 2009, he signed a three-year contract extension with Cholet.[2] In the 2009–10 season, he played 32 games, averaging 6.0 points and 4.2 rebounds per game as he went on to help Cholet win the 2010 LNB Pro A championship. He also earned the 2010 Most Improved Player award.[3]

Washington Wizards (2010–2015)[edit]

Séraphin against Lou Amundson

On June 24, 2010, Séraphin was selected with the 17th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls. On July 8, 2010, he was traded, along with Kirk Hinrich and cash considerations, to the Washington Wizards in exchange for the rights to Vladimir Veremeenko.[4] On July 30, 2010, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Wizards.[5]

On September 20, 2011, Séraphin signed with Caja Laboral of Spain for the duration of the NBA lockout.[6] In December 2011, he returned to the Wizards following the conclusion of the lockout.

On June 30, 2014, the Wizards tendered a $3.89 million qualifying offer to make Séraphin a restricted free agent. On July 18, 2014, he accepted the one-year, $3.89 million qualifying offer.[7][8][9]

New York Knicks (2015–2016)[edit]

On August 6, 2015, Séraphin signed with the New York Knicks.[10]

Indiana Pacers (2016–2017)[edit]

On September 8, 2016, Séraphin signed with the Indiana Pacers.[11] On July 31, 2017, he was waived by the Pacers.[12]

Barcelona Bàsquet (2017–present)[edit]

On August 4, 2017, Séraphin signed a two-year deal with FC Barcelona Lassa of the Liga ACB. [13]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Washington 58 1 10.9 .449 .000 .710 2.6 .3 .3 .5 2.7
2011–12 Washington 57 21 20.6 .531 .000 .671 4.9 .6 .3 1.3 7.9
2012–13 Washington 79 8 21.8 .461 .000 .693 4.4 .7 .3 .7 9.1
2013–14 Washington 53 1 10.9 .505 .000 .871 2.4 .3 .1 .5 4.7
2014–15 Washington 79 0 15.6 .513 .000 .707 3.6 .7 .1 .7 6.6
2015–16 New York 48 0 11.0 .410 .000 .826 2.6 1.0 .2 .8 3.9
2016–17 Indiana 49 3 11.4 .551 .000 .636 2.9 .5 .1 .4 4.7
Career 423 34 15.2 .489 .000 .715 3.5 .6 .2 .7 5.9

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Washington 4 0 1.5 .000 .000 .000 .5 .0 .0 .0 .0
2015 Washington 6 0 12.0 .484 .000 .500 3.2 .3 .3 .2 5.5
2017 Indiana 4 0 14.8 .462 .000 .714 3.5 1.0 .0 .5 7.3
Career 14 0 9.8 .450 .000 .615 2.5 .4 .1 .2 4.4

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2011–12 Cholet 7 5 19.2 .551 .000 .800 5.0 .6 .4 1.0 8.9 9.4
Career 7 5 19.2 .551 .000 .800 5.0 .6 .4 1.0 8.9 9.4

International career[edit]

Séraphin was named to the All-Tournament team of the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, after helping France to win the silver medal. He was a member of the senior French national basketball team team in 2011, where France reached the finals of the EuroBasket 2011, which they lost to Spain.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kevin Séraphin Stats, Video, Bio, Profile". NBA.com. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ Cholet, first pro contract for Seraphin
  3. ^ Traoré and Greer MVPs of Pro A
  4. ^ "Wizards Acquire Kirk Hinrich and Draft Rights to Kevin Seraphin From Chicago". NBA.com. July 8, 2010. Retrieved July 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Wizards sign Seraphin to rookie deal". ESPN.com. July 30, 2010. Retrieved July 30, 2010. 
  6. ^ "CAJA LABORAL adds Seraphin to frontline". Euroleague.net. September 20, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  7. ^ Wizards re-sign Kevin Seraphin, Garrett Temple
  8. ^ Seraphin signs qualifying offer
  9. ^ Kevin Seraphin signs $3.8 million qualifying offer with Wizards
  10. ^ "Knicks Sign Kevin Seraphin". NBA.com. August 6, 2015. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Pacers Sign Kevin Seraphin and Nick Zeisloft". NBA.com. September 8, 2016. Retrieved September 8, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Kevin Seraphin: Waived by Pacers". cbssports.com. July 31, 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Barcelona strengthens frontline with Seraphin". euroleague.net. August 4, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2017. 
  14. ^ Spain beats France to win European Championship

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