Barring a last-minute change of heart – uh-oh, hold your breath – the Mavs will add former All-Star point guard Deron Williams today.
They will not, however, be getting the services of Kevin Seraphin. Turned down by a journeyman Frenchman who can’t play a lick. I told you the DeAndre Debacle had long, negative tentacles.
In the wake of getting stiffed by the Clippers’ free-agent center, the Mavs acquired Zaza Pachulia. He can shoot. He possesses some offensive assets. But he’s not truly a center. And, no, he doesn’t rebound nor defend or play above the rim. In other words, they still need a center.
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That desperate search took them to Seraphin. Yuck.
Last year for the Wizards, Seraphin averaged six points and three rebounds in 15 minutes a game. Decent, but he’s not a quality starting center in the NBA. He’s only 6-foot-9, and he’s full of fouls. He can’t handle the ball. And his shooting range is limited to the paint.
Here’s the latest gut-punch: Pedestrian as he is, Seraphin apparently isn’t interested in joining the Mavs for the veteran’s minimum salary. Ouch.
You get turned down by Kevin Seraphin and you know it’s gonna be a loooong summer.
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.