Kevin Seraphin will return to the Washington Wizards for one more season, signing his $3.8 million qualifying offer, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Seraphin's addition puts the Wizards' roster at 14 players after the team agreed to terms with Garrett Temple earlier in the day. There is only a maximum of one more open spot.
Seraphin struggled again this season and fell out of the rotation, but the Wizards curiously picked up his qualifying offer instead of Trevor Booker's. Ultimately, Seraphin realized he wouldn't get more on the open market and elected to take it and become an unrestricted free agent next year.
Its a surprise for both parties because the Wizards have a ton of frontcourt depth with new additions Kris Humphries and DeJuan Blair joining Drew Gooden, not to mention new wing Paul Pierce's ability to swing up in smaller lineups. I'm not sure why Seraphin felt he'd maximize his value with so much other competition and I'm not sure why the Wizards prioritized keeping him instead of using the roster spot on backup wing depth.
Nevertheless, Seraphin is back. Here's hoping he finally fulfills his potential.