Kevin Seraphin has signed the Wizards $3.89MM qualifying offer, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The move will put Seraphin on a one-year contract and make him an unrestricted free agent once this season closes. It’s rare that a player accepts the one-year agreement, but not unheard of.
The four-year center was interested in returning to the Wizards, although in the hopes of receiving more playing time after seeing a career-low 10.1 MPG in 2013/14. Washington was only believed to be interested in bringing back Seraphin at salary below the qualifying offer’s value, which would indicate they anticipated matching another team’s offer sheet for more years at a lesser annual rate, or envisioned negotiating such a deal directly with Seraphin. There had been no reports of other teams showing interest in the big man’s services this offseason.
The Klutch Sports Group client has career averages of 6.4 PPG and 3.7 RPG, having come off the bench for the majority of his career. His sophomore campaign saw him at his most effective, when he turned in career-highs in PER (15.8) and true shooting percentage (54.9%). Seraphin will have his work cut out for him to earn meaningful minutes, as Marcin Gortat and Nene are set to return, along with newly acquired backups Kris Humphries and DeJuan Blair.