Found December 02, 2011 on Washington Post:
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. Read full article >>

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