Kevin Seraphin RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:274 lbs. / 124.7 kg.
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:274 lbs. / 124.7 kg.
Kevin Seraphin: I’m wishing the best to @Paul Pierce with the @Los Angeles Clippers !! #beast #best #teammate #i #ever #had #clutchcity
Seraphin, who signed a one-year qualifying offer last summer for $3.9 million to remain in Washington, is eager to spread his wings. “I definitely want a chance to be a starter. I definitely want to be somewhere I have a chance to be a starter,” Seraphin, who matched his career high with 79 regular-season appearances but didn’t start a game for the 46-win Wizards, told CSNwashington.com.
“If I really want to learn — it’s easy to say, ‘Yeah, stay on the bench’ — but in basketball or any sport it’s best to be on the court,” said Seraphin, who averaged 6.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 15.6 minutes per game and came into camp at about 20 pounds lighter at 270. “The first John Wall I saw in my life, remember that was the game in Philly the first game, he wasn’t the same John as right now. It’s because he played all those years and everything. He learned. He became a better player. I remember the John who used to run, get charges all the time. Now he controls the game better. He became an All-Star because he had the talent, he had the opportunity and everything. That’s basically what I want. I want to play. I really want to play and have a chance to prove what I can do.”
Kevin Seraphin: Congratulations to @stevenash for his career… Thanks for being an inspiration for all of us!!… instagram.com/p/0g8fNqLomF/
Kevin Seraphin has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for his flagrant 2 foul on Jon Leuer, the league announced Friday.
Backup center Kevin Seraphin is in demand (see the Minnesota Timberwolves who have tried to get him already) and their best asset to execute a trade but he’s doubtful to go anywhere. First, he signed a qualifying offer which means he can veto any move for one year. Second, Seraphin is their best back-to-the-basket big man on the second unit and moving him, even with his consent, for a perimeter player makes little sense unless there’s another move on the table to fill that void.
Washington Wizards backup center Kevin Seraphin was a late scratch Thursday night due to what was announced to be a sprained right ankle. Coach Randy Wittman, however, expressed surprise. “I find out 18 minutes on the clock, he says he can’t play,” Wittman said. “Don’t know why.”
Seraphin had not talked with Batum but planned to reach out to him after Friday’s game. He spoke with Bulls center Joakin Noah at midcourt before the game and said Noah expressed his gratitude. Noah’s father, former tennis player Yannick Noah, hails from France. “We never faced that so right now everyone is struggling, panicking, everybody,” Seraphin said. “So you got to be there. That’s why I texted my mom this morning, asking her if everything was all right. She said everything was all right.”
Bulls forward Joakim Noah noticed the T-shirt and gave Seraphin an approving chest-tap at midcourt. Noah is the son of French tennis champion Yannick Noah. “I’m happy he did that,” Joakim Noah said. “[France is] going through some tough times right now, and he honored the people.”
The “Je Suis Charlie” rally cry is making its way into the NBA. Washington Wizards forward Kevin Seraphin wore a black T-shirt with the phrase written in white in all caps before Friday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls. “Je Suis Charlie” — “I Am Charlie” in English — has become a worldwide slogan to show solidarity with Charlie Hebdo, a Paris weekly newspaper where 12 people were killed Wednesday in a terrorist attack.
When Nick Young approached Kevin Seraphin, his teammate with the Washington Wizards for a season-and-a-half, at Verizon Center a couple of weeks ago, Young could not conceal his shock. It has been less than three years since Washington shipped Young, now with the Los Angeles Lakers, to the Los Angeles Clippers, but Young didn’t recognize these Wizards. Only Seraphin and John Wall remained from his time in the District, a forgettable epoch in Wizards history. “ ‘Wow, you’re the only two that stayed here,’ ” Seraphin recalled Young commenting before the Wizards trounced the Lakers, 111-95, on Dec. 3. “ ‘Everybody left.’ ”
Nene Hilario: My boys & I Playing FIFA at real big screen at Verizon @Kevin Seraphin and Otto. Jogando FIFA no telão da nosso estádio pic.twitter.com/ANQqQLI1B4
Don’t tell that to Kevin Seraphin. The Wizards backup big man is eager to trample the undermanned Pacers when they travel to the District for a nationally television meeting Wednesday night at Verizon Center. “Really bad. Really bad,” said Seraphin, who scored a season-high 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting Tuesday in the Wizards’ 98-83 victory over the New York Knicks. “We owe them. They came last year to Washington, beat us three times and basically took our playoffs away so we owe them. Now we got to get it, especially at home. That’s something we’re trying to establish right now. That’s our home now so nobody is going to come and beat us. If you’re going to beat us you’re going to have to leave some blood on the ground. So that’s what we’re trying to do.”
Realizing the test ahead, a bloated Seraphin wasn’t permitted to play for France in the FIBA World Cup and began his preparation for the NBA season at the beginning of August. He weighed in then at 293 pounds, the result of inactivity following surgery on the meddlesome right knee. Two months later, Seraphin weighs 273 pounds, the lightest he has been in his NBA career. Five days into training camp, he feels the difference. “I’m light on my feet,” said Seraphin, the 17th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft. “I’m running. I’m active. I’m everywhere. And before I could not do that. I got tired easily. Now I’m just running, just jumping everywhere.”
On Thursday, France also announced that big man Kevin Seraphin was not being released for the World Cup by his NBA team, the Washington Wizards. Seraphin has not fully recovered from arthroscopy surgery on his knee.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Kevin Seraphin has signed $3.8M qualifying offer with Wizards, league source tells Yahoo.
J. Michael: Wiz could be amenable to Seraphin stayin but @ lower # than$3.89M QO which is what I reported earlier on @ESPNRadio980 #WizardsTalk #NBA
Seraphin stands to strengthen his case with the Wizards or any of the other 29 NBA teams when he plays with the French national team during this summer’s FIBA World Cup in July. The squad could potentially feature San Antonio’s Tony Parker and Boris Diaw, Chicago’s Joakim Noah and Portland’s Nicolas Batum, affording Seraphin the opportunity to shine alongside this strong batch of talent and glean from their wisdom. “You can’t go wrong especially a guy like Kevin,” Wizards Coach Randy Wittman said. “The more he can play, whether the national team or here at home, I think young guys playing in the offseason, that’s how you continue to get better.”
When asked if he hopes to return to the Wizards following this past season’s playoff run, Seraphin said, “For sure. But I want to play, too, so we’ll see.”
The Wizards also have had to maintain with Kevin Seraphin sidelined with swelling his right knee. Serpahin will miss his fifth consecutive game on Wednesday, when the Wizards host the Utah Jazz. After practice, Seraphin was not interested in discussing the condition of his knee but, when pressed, said he doesn’t expect the injury to require surgery. He continues to be listed as day-to-day.
So I’m not passing judgment, in any way, on Kevin Seraphin for his performance playing $25,000 Pyramid with John Wall at a recent Wizards game. I just found it to be an amazing romp through the various stages of human life and desserts you’d eat with a spoon. Like, has any NBA team ever had players discussing Creme Brulee on its big screen before? I would guess not. Seraphin helped Wall get four of the clues: “Marker,” “Country,” “Credit” and “Number.” Two that stumped them: “Spoon” and “Adult.” Here’s how those went. (“Sashia” is “Sashia Jones,” the team’s terrific senior director of community relations.)
The Wizards visited the Walter Reed center in Bethesda last month and will continue to assist members of TAPS, a non-profit organization that assists family members grieving the loss of a loved one who died in military service. Beginning with Friday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets, the team will sell hats with the word, “Courage,” written in Wizards lettering, for $25 at the team store at Verizon Center. Courage hats autographed by Beal, Wall, Nene or Webster will go for $50, while those signed by Marcin Gortat, Al Harrington, Otto Porter or Kevin Seraphin will go for $40. All of the proceeds with go toward TAPS. “It takes a lot to muster that up especially after losing so much physically,” Webster said. “For them to come out here and be happy the way they are, it changes your whole perspective on life. It makes you appreciate the things that you have. The problems we have as basketball players doesn’t even compare to what they’ve been through for our country let alone what they put themselves through.”
Kevin Seraphin attempted to mimic the play, cocking his arm far behind his head as he stood in front of Nene, but Eric Maynor shook his head and offered a different explanation. Nene finally chipped in from his own angle. They didn’t exactly agree on how it went down, but Wizards players agreed on one thing after practice: Jan Vesely has just thrown down one of the nastiest dunks that they’ve seen during an intense scrimmage. “It was disgusting,” forward Trevor Ariza said, scrunching his face. “It looked like a nuclear explosion. Everybody curse at the same time,” Nene said.
Kevin Seraphin of the Wizards gave us a glimpse of what he’s into, and it apparently involves owning a pet snake. Or should we say, “owned.” Because Seraphin no longer has the snake in his possession, and doesn’t know where it is. When asked by Casey Phillips of Monumental Network about “Snakey” (seriously), Seraphin revealed that his former pet had, at some point, escaped. “I don’t have the snake anymore,” Seraphin said. “Ah, you got rid of Snakey,” Phillips said. “Not exactly,” Seraphin said. “I opened the cage one day and he wasn’t there.”