HoopsHype Kevin Seraphin rumors

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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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JaVale McGee pulled out his iPad2, tapped the screen, leaned back in front of his locker room stall and started laughing. “Kevin,” McGee said, calling over rookie Kevin Seraphin, who made the blooper reel during the Wizards’ 100-93 season finale loss in Cleveland. Late in the first period, Jordan Crawford spotted Seraphin cutting to the basket and made a beautiful no-look pass. Problem was, Seraphin wasn’t looking either and the ball popped him in the face before going out of bounds. “Yeah,” McGee said with a laugh, as he showed the replay to Seraphin. Seraphin stared blankly at the screen and quietly walked away as McGee continued to laugh. Washington Post

January 31, 2011 Updates

So just take these photos of the Wizards during a weekend go-karting trip and be happy. Look at Andray Blatche and his striped pink socks! Look at Kevin Seraphin's confident pre-race hand gestures! There's an amazing photo gallery on the team's Web site, and a full-length video on the team's Facebook page. A little video snippet is below, thanks to the team's crack Web staff. Washington Post

January 25, 2011 Updates

Yesterday, Washington Wizards’ forward Kevin Seraphin had an embarrassing moment against the New-York Knicks. He played with his shorts on backwards until his teammates noticed him during the second quarter. hoopsnotes.com

September 16, 2010 Updates

Dropping in on new Washington Wizards Hilton Armstrong and Kevin Seraphin as they signed autographs during a Verizon Center open house on Thursday, a brief conversation with the former revealed that perhaps not all the players have found out that the team will open training camp with Midnight Madness at 12 a.m. on Sept. 28 at Patriot Center. “I didn’t hear about it,” said Armstrong. “Just like college, that’s how their doing it? It’s fun – as long as there’s a big crowd. I don’t want to do it with like six people there. If it’s a good crowd, then it’ll definitely be fun.” Washington Examiner

August 29, 2010 Updates

Wizards first-round pick Kevin Seraphin probably would've liked to have been on the floor when France upset heavy favorite Spain to open the world championships, but he wasn't complaining too much. Seraphin's agent, Bouna Ndiaye, said his client has received his work visa and arrived in Washington on Saturday. Seraphin was cut from the French team after he was unable to recover from his minor knee injury suffered during the European championships. Washington Post

Ndiaye said that Seraphin would begin rehabbing with the Wizards' training staff on Sunday. Seraphin, who reached a buyout agreement with his French team, Cholet, last month, was unable to participate in the rookie training program because he had not obtained his work visa. When asked if Seraphin was pleased to finally have his paperwork completed to come to the United States, Ndiaye said, "Of course." Washington Post

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The Washington Wizards have signed No. 17 overall pick Kevin Seraphin, who was acquired in a draft-day trade with the Chicago Bulls. Seraphin, a 6-foot-9 forward from French Guyana, spent the past four years playing for Cholet Basket. The French club signed him to a three-year contract in August, and he had to negotiate a buyout in order to join the Wizards. Seraphin was acquired from the Bulls in the trade that also brought veteran guard Kirk Hinrich to Washington. USA Today

July 29, 2010 Updates

The Washington Wizards signed Kevin Seraphin according Comcast SportsNet Chris Miller, making him available the first day of training camp in late September. Miller also reports that Seraphin reached a buyout with France Pro-A League's Cholet Basket of $500,000 in order to sign with the Wizards. CSNWashington.com

The Wizards roster will soon be at 12 players after first-round pick Kevin Seraphin's contract is validated by the league office in the next few days. Seraphin recently reached a buyout agreement with his French club, Cholet, with the Wizards paying $500,000 to free him from his obligations, according to his agent, Bouna Ndiaye. Seraphin was acquired, along with Kirk Hinrich, in a draft-day deal with Chicago. As the 17th overall pick, he can sign a two-year deal worth about $2.7 million, with the Wizards holding team options for the next two years. With Josh Howard expected to sign a one-year deal Thursday, the Wizards payroll now stands at roughing $53 million, which still gives them about $5 million to fill out the roster. Washington Post

July 24, 2010 Updates

While McGee hopes to hang on, Wizards first-round pick Kevin Seraphin was cut from the French team earlier this week. His release was hardly a surprise since he has yet to fully recover from a knee injury suffered in May. Seraphin, whom the Wizards obtained in a pre-draft deal with Chicago, was in town for summer league minicamp but was limited to light workouts and spectator duty while he still works out a buyout agreement from his team, Cholet, and recovers from his knee injury. Seraphin had no intention of playing for France this summer and was recently quoted in the French publication, LeFigaro.fr, saying that his "priority is the NBA." He also said, through a loose Google translation, that is his plan was "to integrate myself into the team next year, I can not take risks knowing that I am not 100 percent right now." The United States will play France in an exhibition on Aug. 15 at Madison Square Garden. It will interesting to see if any Wizards are around for that game. Washington Post

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