Unrestricted free agent Kevin Seraphin has rebuffed contract offers from overseas clubs as he awaits a call from an NBA team, international journalist David Pick relays (via Twitter). The center has garnered interest from teams in the Chinese Basketball Association as well as the Euroleague, Pick notes. Pick did not relay which specific clubs have contacted Seraphin, but FC Barcelona of Spain has expressed interest in the big man, according to the Sport.es (h/t HoopsHype).
Seraphin, who recently hired agent Bouna Ndiaye, according to Pick, is in a tough spot if he wants a shot at landing an NBA roster spot to start the campaign. The majority of teams around the league are already at, or close to having, the maximum number of players allowable for the preseason. His best bet in the long run may be to to head over to China to play, which would then allow him the chance to catch on with an NBA team once the CBA season ended in late February.
The Clippers had reportedly viewed Seraphin as an alternative if an affordable deal could not be worked out with Marreese Speights, who agreed to a contract with Los Angeles back in July. There has been virtually no mention of the center since that post from Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops.
The 26-year-old appeared in 48 games for the Knicks last season, averaging 3.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 0.8 blocks in 11.0 minutes per outing. His shooting line for 2015/16 was .410/.000/.826.