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Report: Kevin Seraphin drawing interest from Wizards, Lakers, Mavericks


Kevin Seraphin is a solid NBA backup center who wanted to find a starting job somewhere this summer. I’m sorry Kevin, but it’s not going to work out that way.

He’s solid, but not really starter quality. Last season in Washington he played 15 minutes a night, scored 6.6 points on 51.3 percent shooting, grabbed 3.3 boards and was reliable nightly. He doesn’t have much shooting range, and in the past there have been issues with fouling and turnovers. That was enough to keep teams with starting spots looking elsewhere.

Washington would love to bring him back and have him behind Marcin Gortat in the rotation again. But they are not alone in the mix, reports Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports.

The Suns and Spurs also have some interest.

Dallas makes sense, they will start Zaza Pachulia at the five and try to have shooters everywhere, Seraphin would get some good run behind him and be a quality change of pace. It has long been known that once DeAndre Jordan flipped on the Mavericks Seraphin became a big target of theirs.

The Lakers make less sense, they have Roy Hibbert and Robert Sacre under contract, plus they are bringing in rookie Robert Upshaw and giving him a chance to make the roster. Seraphin only makes sense if they don’t think Upshaw makes the team and they plan to move Sacre.

We know the Wizards want him back, we know that. The Suns already have Tyson Chandler and Alex Len at the five. The Spurs don’t have a more traditional big-body center with Tiago Splitter gone, but their roster seems fairly set.

Of course, the decision will come down to one thing: Money. Playing time too, but money wins out almost every time.

DeMarre Carroll says Hawks told him they were choosing between keeping him and Paul Millsap

DeMarre Carroll

One of the biggest free agents to change teams this summer was DeMarre Carroll, who left the 60-win Hawks to sign a four-year, $60 million deal with the Raptors. Atlanta made a trade on July 1 for Spurs center Tiago Splitter and then gave Paul Millsap a three-year max deal to stay, which made it difficult for them to retain Carroll, arguably their most important defender, at market rate. Carroll talked about the process in an interview on Bleacher Report Radio on Sunday:

Losing Carroll is a huge blow for the Hawks — he was their best perimeter defender. He adds a lot of versatility to a Raptors team that has lost Amir Johnson and is still deciding on bringing back Lou Williams. He can play both forward positions and guard the other team’s best player.

Report: David West likely to sign with Spurs or Wizards

David West, Patty Mills

David West wants to join a championship contender.

Naturally, he looked first to the Warriors and Spurs, the last two NBA champions.

Now, the market appears to be clarifying his options.

Marc Stein of ESPN:

If the Spurs don’t sign LaMarcus Aldridge, David West makes a lot of sense as a fallback option. He’s not nearly as good as Aldridge, but West fits the same style as a jump-shooting power forward. And after trading Tiago Splitter, San Antonio would need another big and have the cap flexibility to get one.

The Wizards could offer West the mid-level exception ($5,464,000). He’s not the 3-point-shooting stretch four they really desire. But he might be the best big they can get, and he’s a good mid-range shooter. Washington would probably offer only a one-year contract, preserving cap space next summer for Kevin Durant.