The New York Knicks are loaded with big men.
Robin Lopez will start at center, with Kyle O’Quinn behind on him. Kristaps Porzingis probably starts at the four, and there are Derrick Williams and Lou Amundson behind him.
Now add Kevin Seraphin to the mix, reports Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops.
This is a solid deal for the Knicks, Seraphin is a good backup center and they got him at a fair price, he can battle O’Quinn for minutes.
Seraphin had spent his entire five-season NBA career as a reserve with the Washington Wizards. He had hoped to find a place to be a starter, but that market was not out there. Playing on a one-year deal gives him a chance to prove he deserves that next summer, and he will be in line to try and cash in when the television money floods the system.
But Seraphin needs to prove he deserves that starting role and money. The French center has yet to do so.
He’s an undersized center at 6’9″ who played 15 minutes a night last season, scored 6.6 points on 51.3 percent shooting, grabbed 3.3 boards and was solid but unspectacular. He improved last season addressing weaknesses such as not fouling, plus his passing looked better. That said he has no shooting range — nearly 50 percent of his shots come within eight feet of the rim, and while he can step out a little along the baselines he’s not exactly a floor spacer.
Because of that shooting range he’s a center only, and Lopez is the main man there. But Seraphin will be solid and get the chance to prove he is more than that.
That is dunking at the speed of Boris Diaw. Nice spin moves, though, is that a 1440?
That is the Pacers’ Glenn Robinson III showing off how to dunk on an eight-foot rim while riding a phunkeeduck. I’m not sure this skill moves him up the Pacers depth chart much, but it’s August so we will share it with you.
So we have two-fifths of our phunkeeduck starting five now, Robinson and J.R. Smith. Although we have yet to see Smith play hoops on one, it’s our suspicion is that he takes a lot of questionable shots while riding it. Just a wild guess.
Hat tip 8 points, 9 seconds.
Mike Scott is out on an $8,100 bond following his arrest on felony drug possession charges this week. Scott and his brother were pulled over for a traffic stop (after allegedly trying to elude police), and were found to have marijuana and MDMA (Molly). Both men were arrested. Possession of Molly earns you a felony charge.
Things are not getting better for Scott even though he’s out. Scott told the officers all the drugs in the car were his, according to Chris Vivlamore’s report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Following his arrest on felony drug charges, Mike Scott told police that all the marijuana and MDMA seized from the vehicle in which he was a passenger belonged to him, according to the incident report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Friday. The brother of the Hawks players, Antonn Scott, was also arrested and concurred with his brother.
Mike and Antonn Scott were arrested Thursday morning in Banks County following a traffic stop. The two bonded out late Thursday night, according to a Sheriff’s Department spokesperson….
According to the incident report a total of 35.2 grams of marijuana and 10.9 grams of MDMA were seized. Police also found $1,684 in the vehicle.
No court date has yet been set; that likely comes in the next week.
The Hawks issued a statement saying they were aware of the situation but would not comment beyond that at this time.
Scott averaged 7.8 points and 2.9 rebounds off the bench for the Hawks last season, averaging 16.5 minutes per game. He has two years, $6.7 million left on his deal, although the second year of that is a team option.