According to multiple sources, the New York Knicks have signed F/C Kevin Seraphin to a one year deal worth approximately $2.8M. Seraphin’s per minute stats show him to be a good offensive rebounder (2.9 oreb/36) and mildly voluminous scorer (15.2 pts/36). Although his career ts% is poor (51.2%), 3 of his 5 seasons were over 53%, including the last two. The bulk of his shots seem to be between 3-16 feet, and he’s only attempted 3 NBA treys. His weaknesses seem to be defensive rebounding (5.9 dreb/36), turnovers (2.5 to/36), and fouls (5.2 pf/36), with the latter being consistent with …continue reading
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Although most of the excitement of the NBA offseason is over, the Knicks still have a few decisions to make. One such determination is coming up quickly. Ricky Ledo will make $100k guaranteed if he’s not waived by 8/1, which is this Saturday. If he makes the opening day roster, $200k of his contract is guaranteed. The shooting guard hasn’t been particularly productive on the basketball court. His career to/36 is 3.6 and his ts% is 43.8%, which is down from the 50.6% his rookie year in Dallas. Although 4 summer league games don’t overrule 28 NBA games, Ledo performed …continue reading