HoopsHype Kevin Seraphin rumors


June 7, 2014 Updates

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
September 25, 2013 Updates

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
April 19, 2013 Updates

On Thursday, the Wizards cleaned out their lockers, said goodbye to their friends, signed some yearbooks and got ready to go home for the summer. Kevin Seraphin spent the day taking a tour of the city on his segway. (Fun fact: Seraphin bought the segway from JaVale McGee.) Washington Post

April 15, 2013 Updates

Wizards forward-center Kevin Seraphin heads into this offseason having to decide between advancing his NBA career or maintaining his commitment to his country. Seraphin has played a prominent role for the French national team in each of the past two summers and helped France finish sixth at the London Olympics. But Seraphin’s third season with the Wizards fell short of his expectations despite averaging a career-high nine points per game, leaving his participation at 2013 Eurobasket in Slovenia in doubt. “I don’t know. That’s something that I really want to,” Seraphin said of representing France, “but the thing is now, I try to improve. The [Wizards] want me to improve, too. I try to be better for my team, for sure.” Washington Post

April 11, 2013 Updates
February 22, 2013 Updates

Wizards Kevin Seraphin has managed to combine two of my addictions into one package: Harlem Shake videos and athletes doing silly things. Here is Seraphin’s contribution to the Harlem Shake phenomenon. Adorable. Washington Post

January 1, 2013 Updates

“I was very clear to him [Saturday] about how he played,” Nene said. Against Chicago, Seraphin scored 12 points and had six assists, but he got to the free throw line just once. “He played much better,” Nene said, comparing Seraphin’s performance against the Bulls to an outing he’d had two games earlier against Cleveland, when Seraphin had just four points, no rebounds, and no trips to the line. After that game, Nene said he had gotten mad at Seraphin and told him to start playing better. “There are a lot of things he needs to clean up,” Nene said. “He has a lot of bad habits he needs to fix.” Washington Times

December 28, 2012 Updates

The Wizards had just lost their eighth straight game, an 87-84 defeat to the Cavaliers, and Seraphin was hardly noticeable with four points and no rebounds in 12 minutes. The third-year forward rolled his chair over to talk with the 11-year NBA veteran and got an earful. “He was really mad at me,” Seraphin said. “He’s like the leader right now. He’s trying to help the team the best way and he really thinks I’m an important player for this team and I’ve been struggling for like the last five games and he told me that. “He told me straight up, ‘You should play more than 12 minutes.’ I’m supposed to be ready for the game. I’m supposed to play good. He said, ‘Maybe if you were playing good, maybe we got more chances to win the game.’ That’s what he told me, he was just like, he was mad.” CSNWashington.com

December 18, 2012 Updates
November 20, 2012 Updates

Forward David West made back-to-back jumpers to help the Pacers hold on and the Wizards had to once again discuss coming up short in a game that they could’ve won if not for a poor execution down the stretch and an even poorer start. “Always the same story,” Kevin Seraphin said after scoring 13 points off the bench. “We have to fight all the game to come back. But that’s difficult. We play some good teams. This is the NBA. That’s a league with no mercy. If you don’t start right, you already lost the game.” Washington Post

November 9, 2012 Updates

Wizards people talk about Seraphin’s strong work ethic; he actually enjoys being coached. Fans should look for Seraphin to start drawing double teams regularly. Then, sit back and watch as he beats them with his nifty footwork and nice shooting touch. You may not want to leave your seat when Seraphin has the ball down low. You just may miss seeing a great jump-hook shot. Washington Post

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