Originally posted on Wizards Extreme  |  Last updated 4/24/13
If I could name one Wizards player who had a remarkably overlooked season, it would be Kevin Seraphin.  Following a tiring (yet promising) Olympics run, Seraphin returned to the team, finding himself in a bench role after starring for a stretch to close the 2011-2012 season. Kevin saw his minutes fluctuate and his roles shuffled, all while the Wizards got off to its worst start in franchise history. For a player entering his third season, this sort of mess could have easily sent him adrift. Instead, Seraphin quietly posted career-best numbers. Scoring: Kevin improved offensively this season, posting new highs in points per game (9.1), field goals made per game (4.2), and free throw percentage (69%).  While his field goal percentage dropped this year (down from 53% to 46%), Seraphin also saw an uptick in his minutes played per game, which can be tied to his increased field goal attempts per game. Court Awareness: Seraphin at times this season struggled on both sides of the ball.  Defensively, he’s had issues with rotations and help defense, sometimes leading to easy inside shots for the opposition or cheap fouls.  Offensively, he expanded his basket-facing game, albeit sometimes at the detriment of his personal and team statistics.  Overall, I’d say this aspect of his game is still a work in progress. Offensive Value: Kevin expanded his game this year, incorporating a 12-foot jumper.  This new asset, however, worked against him sometimes, as he’d take shots very early in the clock, or simply because he was open. Toward the end of the season, Kevin treated his minutes more valuably, making better offensive decisions and playing closer to the basket.  The result was an increased field goal percentage and overall better control. Defensive Value:  Defensively, Seraphin’s value decreased this season, most notably in the rebounding and blocked shots categories.  While this decline may be reasonably linked to his erratic minutes, Seraphin also saw an increase in his fouls per game (2.7), which continues to be a weak part of his game. Hustle/Effort: With the exception of shot blocking, Kevin’s hustle remained about the same.  The team will always benefit from his tough play, but Kevin played much smarter this season and made fewer mistakes. Basketball Swag:  Well, this still exists: Final Player Grade: C+. Seraphin showed solid improvement this year and played well within his assorted roles.  With Nene’s health a looming concern, Seraphin has proven to be a capable role player.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
One Gotta Go: NFL Legends (and Jose Canseco!) Have No Love For Captain America
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Romo expected to miss 6-10 weeks with broken bone in back

Kaepernick explains why he is protesting national anthem

Dwyane Wade’s cousin shot and killed in Chicago

NFL tries to reduce kick returns, promptly causes more kick returns

San Francisco Giants inching closer to a record they really don’t want

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Clint Dempsey undergoing testing for irregular heartbeat

Troubling details emerge from Jeremy Jeffress' DWI arrest

Chargers would welcome Joey Bosa if he signed contract

Falcons rookie Keanu Neal needs surgery on knee

Jerry Jones unhappy with Ezekiel Elliott's dispensary visit

Texas Tech using fake Twitter accounts to track players

Heading into the homestretch: 2016 ROY favorites

Premier League notebook: The love affair at Man U

One Gotta Go: NFL legends talking comedians is no joke

It's all about timing: The evolution of the clock in sports

Predicting the unpredictable: Your MTV VMAs rundown

10 great moments in the career of Roberto Duran

Marshall’s first impression of Fitzpatrick: ‘He was terrible’

One Gotta Go: NFL legends bring the hate for fast food

What you need to know about the Champions League draw

Six worst quarterback situations in the NFL

Can the San Francisco Giants bust their teamwide slump?

A look at 2016 college football conference changes

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Premier League notebook: The love affair at Man U

Heading into the homestretch: 2016 ROY favorites

One Gotta Go: NFL legends talking comedians is no joke

It's all about timing: The evolution of the clock in sports

Predicting the unpredictable: Your MTV VMAs rundown

10 great moments in the career of Roberto Duran

The 20 best boxing movies of all time

One Gotta Go: NFL legends bring the hate for fast food

What you need to know about the Champions League draw

Can the San Francisco Giants bust their teamwide slump?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker