HoopsHype Kevin Seraphin rumors

December 16, 2014 Updates

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.’ ” Washington Post

November 20, 2014 Updates
November 5, 2014 Updates

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.” Washington Post

October 5, 2014 Updates

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.” Washington Post

July 24, 2014 Updates
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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 Twitter @JMichaelCSN

June 30, 2014 Updates
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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.” Washington Post

March 5, 2014 Updates
March 3, 2014 Updates

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.) Washington Post

November 8, 2013 Updates

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.” Washington Post

October 30, 2013 Updates
September 30, 2013 Updates

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. Washington Post

September 29, 2013 Updates
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But Seraphin had made up his mind months ago that he needed to take some time for himself, to advance his NBA career, rather than commit another summer to his country. The decision was difficult and was greeted with some backlash back home, but Seraphin has no regrets, even after watching his friends finally emerge as the best team in Europe with an 80-66 win over Lithuania. “I’m glad for them,” Seraphin, a native of French Guyana, said of his countrymen. “It was not I didn’t want to. Of course, I wanted to be with them on the national team. Sometime you have to make sacrifice. And I had to make sacrifice this summer to get better, to step up my game and that’s what I did.” Washington Post

June 24, 2013 Updates

Collet's options in the frontcourt however were limited, as on Monday it was confirmed that Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah and Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi would not be available to play at the EuroBasket, and therefore did not receive a call-up. The absence of the two NBA players aggravated a problem for Les Bleus at the center position, as before them three other big men had pulled out of the national team, for different reasons. Kevin Seraphin of the Washington Wizards announced he would follow an individual training program in the summer. After missing EuroBasket 2011 with a hand injury, Ronny Turiaf is expected to return to the France line-up. Eurobasket 2013

April 26, 2013 Updates

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