Seraphin is planning on signing a two-year contract in Barcelona once he clears waivers from the Pacers, Scott Agness of VigilantSports.com reports. Seraphin seemingly didn't find any NBA suitors for the 2017-18 campaign after posting 4.7 points and 2.9 boards across 11.4 minutes per game with the Pacers last season. He'll opt to sign a deal overseas instead, where he'll likely see a much bigger role than he has over the past handful of years.
Seraphin was waived by the Pacers on Monday, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports. The decision comes just hours before Seraphin's deal for the 2017-18 season would have become guaranteed, so waiving the 27-year-old will save the Pacers close to $2 million against the cap. After coming over from New York as a free agent last summer, Seraphin appeared in only 49 games, averaging 4.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 11.4 minutes per game.
Seraphin supplied 17 points (8-10 FG, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, and one steal in 19 minutes during Monday's 120-111 win over the 76ers. Seraphin finished with a season high in scoring, and he is averaging 13.0 points per game over the last three tilts. Al Jefferson (ankle) was listed as active last Thursday, but he still hasn't suited up since March 26. If Jefferson remains sidelined for Wednesday's regular season finale versus the Hawks, it seems likely that Seraphin would once again be in line to receive most of the backup center minutes behind Myles Turner.
Seraphin totaled 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one block across 23 minutes during Thursday's 104-89 victory over the Bucks. With Al Jefferson (ankle) and Lavoy Allen both collecting DNP-CDs, Seraphin was asked to take on the bulk of the work as the Pacers' big man off the bench. He responded by putting together an efficient effort from the field and cleaning the glass well while seeing his most time on the floor since Feb. 16 against the Wizards, where he collected nine points, five rebounds and one assist across 25 minutes. While Seraphin can likely be ignored in most fantasy formats due to his spotty role in the Pacers' rotation, he makes for a possible DFS play when he's in line for extended minutes.
Seraphin produced two points (1-1 FG) and two rebounds across six minutes in a 87-81 loss to the Knicks on Tuesday. The Pacers had a few extra minutes available in the frontcourt with bench big man Lavoy Allen (knee) sitting out, so Seraphin was able to enter the rotation for the first time in three games. Barring any other injuries to the team's core frontcourt options, Seraphin isn't likely to see his playing time pick up from here, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues.
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