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Kevin Séraphin (born December 7, 1989) is a French professional basketball player who last played 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]

Kevin Séraphin
Basketball match Greece vs France on 02 September 2017 33.jpg
Séraphin with France in 2017
Free agent
PositionCenter
Personal information
Born (1989-12-07) December 7, 1989 (age 29)
Cayenne, French Guiana, France
NationalityFrench
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight278 lb (126 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career2007–present
Career history
2007–2010Cholet Basket
20102015Washington Wizards
2011Caja Laboral
2015–2016New York Knicks
2016–2017Indiana Pacers
2017–2019FC Barcelona
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Contents

Professional careerEdit

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 (2017–2019)Edit

On August 4, 2017, Séraphin signed a two-year deal with FC Barcelona Lassa of the Liga ACB.[13]. On February, 17 2019 he won Copa del Rey trophy after a wonderful final held in Madrid (93:94). In the final Seraphin had 6 points and 1 rebound.

Career statisticsEdit

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.

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

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

PlayoffsEdit

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

EuroLeagueEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2011–12 Caja Laboral 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 careerEdit

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 in 2011, where France reached the finals of the EuroBasket 2011, which they lost to Spain.[14] He played for France at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[15]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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
  15. ^ "Kevin Seraphin Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 3, 2018.

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