Seraphin announced Saturday that he will retire from professional basketball.
Seraphin was the 17th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft and last saw NBA action with the Pacers during the 2016-17 campaign. He's spent the past three seasons overseas.
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.
Seraphin posted 8 points (4-8 FG, 1-2 FT), five rebounds and one assist across 25 minutes During Thursday's 111-98 loss to the Wizards.
With Thaddeus Young (wrist) and Lavoy Allen (knee) still sidelined, Seraphin once again drew the start and played about as well as he did against the Cavs Wednesday night. Coach Nate McMillan took a different tactic and gave Al Jefferson extended minutes in Seraphin's stead, and the veteran forward outscored Seraphin with 12 points over 11 minutes. Losing a guy like Young would be tough on any team as he leads the Pacers in steals and field-goal percentage. His loss has helped extend the Pacers' losing streak to six straight. There's no need to rush in and grab Seraphin or Jefferson as the team hopes to see Young back after the All-Star break, and even if he misses more time the situation is too muddled to warrant taking a risk on either player.
Seraphin registered 12 points (6-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-2 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one block across 27 minutes in Monday's 110-106 loss to the Spurs.
Seraphin reached double-digit points for the fourth time this season in Monday night's start. He's averaged just 10.9 minutes on the season, but with both Thaddeus Young (wrist) and Lavoy Allen (knee) both out, he nearly tripled that average. If he wants to see more consistent minutes in the rotation, he's going to have to rebound more effectively than he did Monday, as four boards in 27 minutes won't cut it for a team that lacks true rebounders.
Seraphin will draw the start for Monday's tilt against the Spurs.
With Thaddeus Young (wrist) and Lavoy Allen (knee) out for Monday's game, the Pacers will opt to start Kevin Seraphin. Seraphin played 25 minutes during Friday's tilt against the Wizards and put up 16 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks, and should see a similar workload Monday.
Seraphin contributed 16 points (8-10 FG), seven rebounds, two blocks and one assist across 25 minutes during a 112-107 loss to the Wizards on Friday.
Seraphin got hot against his former team, as the 16 points were a season high and marked just the third time this season he has reached double figures in scoring. The two blocks also matched a season high. The performance truly came out of nowhere, as Seraphin had not scored more than two points in a game since Jan. 12.
Seraphin put up two points (1-2 FG), two rebounds and two blocks across 15 minutes in a 93-90 win over the Thunder on Monday.
Seraphin missed three games to close out January while he dealt with a knee injury, but he was healthy in the team's first three contests to begin the new month, though he failed to get off the bench in coach's decisions. However, with coach Nate McMillan expanding his rotation to 10 men Monday, Seraphin was able to get some decent run off the bench and acquitted himself well. It's unclear if he'll be a regular option off the bench going forward, but Seraphin won't see enough playing time to make waves in most fantasy leagues.
Seraphin (knee) isn't listed on the Pacers' injury report in advance of Wednesday's game against the Magic.
A sore knee has kept Seraphin on the shelf for the last three contests, but it appears the reserve big man will be an option off the bench once again Wednesday for coach Nate McMillan. The 27-year-old looked to be on his way out of the rotation prior to suffering the injury, so it wouldn't be surprising if he failed to see the court even though he's now healthy.
Seraphin (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rockets.
Seraphin will be missing a third consecutive contest Sunday, as he continues to deal with lingering soreness in his knee. However, Seraphin plays just a minor role off the bench, so in regards to the Pacers regular rotation, Seraphin's absence shouldn't change much. His next opportunity to take the court will be Wednesday against the Magic.
Seraphin (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rockets.
Seraphin has missed two straight games due to a sore left knee, but the Pacers aren't giving up on him being available Sunday. With the rest of the Pacers frontcourt healthy, however, Seraphin doesn't figure to be a key piece of the rotation if he's able to play.
Seraphin (knee) has been ruled out of Friday's game against the Kings.
Seraphin's sore left knee will prevent him from playing for a second straight game, but considering he's averaging under seven minutes per night, the Frenchman's absence shouldn't hurt the Pacers much. His next opportunity to play will come Sunday against the Rockets.
Seraphin (knee) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Kings.
Seraphin missed Thursday's win over the Timberwolves while nursing the sore left knee, and it's uncertain if he'll be ready to play a day later. Even if Seraphin does suit up, he'd likely only be a bit player in the Pacers' frontcourt rotation after averaging 6.8 minutes per game over his prior five appearances.
Seraphin will sit out Thursday's tilt against the Timberwolves with a sore left knee.
Seraphin has only been seeing 5.8 minutes per game over the past four contests, so this likely won't affect the Pacers rotation too much. However, Al Jefferson may see more minutes than usual off the bench as a result, and there's a chance Lavoy Allen could see some extra run.
Seraphin compiled 10 points (5-6 FG), five rebounds, two assists and one block across 20 minutes in a 140-112 loss to the Nuggets on Thursday.
Seraphin has held down a rotation role as the first or second big man off the bench in the last eight games, and while his production is trending up as a result, he's still not a worthy fantasy option in the majority of the leagues. Since frontcourt starters Thaddeus Young and Myles Turner are healthy and appear unlikely to see their roles diminish, it will be difficult for Seraphin to do much better than the averages of 8.4 points (on 71.4% shooting), 4.8 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 17.0 minutes per game he's provided over the past five contests.
Seraphin (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in Sunday's 111-103 win over the Clippers.
Seraphin was cleared to return from a four-game absence due to a sore right knee, but coach Nate McMillan declined to call his number off the bench, as Miles Turner and Al Jefferson assumed all the minutes at center. Even now that he's healthy, Seraphin may struggle to crack McMillan's rotation most nights, effectively taking him off the radar in most fantasy formats.
Seraphin (knee) is available for Sunday's game with the Clippers.
Seraphin's knee soreness seems to have subsided. The forward only gets spot minutes off the bench, so he may not get much of a chance to play on Sunday.