HoopsHype Kevin Seraphin rumors

December 2, 2011 Updates

The Wizards Kevin Seraphin thought that he was playing his last game with Spanish team Caja Laboral on Nov. 30. He even posted a message on Twitter this week that read, “DC soon.” But his agent, Bouna Ndaiye, said on Friday that he will play one more game because his team will not let him out his contract until the NBA collective bargaining agreement is ratified. The deal is not expected to be finalized until Dec. 8 - the day before training camps are set to begin. Washington Post

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So, even though he has never been to Spain and doesn’t speak Spanish, Seraphin opted to sign with Caja Laboral Baskonia over his old team, Cholet Basket of France. Seraphin, 21, negotiated a buyout with Cholet in order to sign with the Wizards after they drafted him 17th overall in the 2010 NBA draft. But he couldn’t pass up the opportunity presented by Caja Laboral, a perennial contender in the rugged ACB Spanish league and the Euroleague. “I think if I want to come back to the NBA and play good I need to progress on my game. I think to play in Spain, to play for a Euroleague team, I think that is a good thing for me,” Seraphin said in a telephone interview from Paris. “I just say for me, for my position, I need to play Euroleague basketball.” Washington Post

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Kevin Seraphin, in an interview released at L'Equipe, admitted he turned down two proposals, one from ASVEL and the other one from SIG Strasbourg. "It is true I turned down a proposal from ASVEL and Strasbourg. We did not reach an agreement. I have two proposals from Spain but I wouid like to play in France. I am talking with Cholet. I would love to play Euroleague Qualification Rounds" said Seraphin who spent his first season in the NBA with Washington Wizards averaging 2.7ppg and 2.8rpg in 58 games. Sportando

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Considered a longshot when he was invited to try out for the French national team last month, Wizards forward Kevin Seraphin made the final 12-man roster for Eurobasket in Lithuania. He will join a roster that includes fellow NBA players Tony Parker, Joakim Noah, Boris Diaw, Nicolas Batum and Ronny Turiaf. Washington Post

August 10, 2011 Updates

Considered a longshot when he was invited to try out for the French national team last month, Wizards forward Kevin Seraphin made the final 12-man roster for Eurobasket in Lithuania. He will join a roster that includes fellow NBA players Tony Parker, Joakim Noah, Boris Diaw, Nicolas Batum and Ronny Turiaf. France Coach Vincent Collet made his final cuts after the French team was routed by Spain, 77-53, in a friendly on Wednesday. Serpahin was a surprising selection since Collet had originally brought him along as an alternate as the team prepared for the Olympic qualifying tournament, which will run from Aug. 31 to Sept. 18. Collet was forced to make some adjustments to the roster, especially after Phoenix Suns swingman Mickael Pietrus was forced to leave the team after having surgery on his injured right knee. But Collet added that Seraphin earned his spot based on his performance during training camp and exhibitions. Washington Post

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Fresh from the completion of his basketball camp in his native French Guyana, Kevin Seraphin arrived in Paris on early Tuesday, just in time to train with the French national team as it prepares for the European championships in Lithuania later this summer. And, if the NBA lockout continues to drag on, there is a strong possibility that the Wizards big man will remain in France to continue his professional basketball career. Washington Post

Seraphin’s agent, Bouna Ndiaye, said his client has received interest from several European teams who hope to sign the 6-foot-9 forward who averaged 2.7 points and 2.6 rebounds in his rookie season with the Wizards. More than likely, Ndiaye said, Seraphin will look to return to his former team, Cholet Basket, which developed Seraphin when he left for France at age 16. “We’re starting to talk and see what the options are in case this thing lasts longer than we expected,” Ndiaye said of the lockout. “If nothing is moving, then we’ll probably just get him to a team, maybe his French team, to not take any risk of a new environment and keeping from getting better. We’re kind of waiting a little bit to see what’s going on.” Washington Post

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