The Washington Wizards used a first round pick on Kevin Seraphin in 2010 and are still waiting on him to finally turn that proverbial corner. While he has shown more confidence as he received more playing time, he is far from being a finished product. Matter of fact Seraphin is far from the Wizards being able to count on him from game to game.
While Seraphin is scoring more this season, he hasn’t improved in any other category. Big men are usually slower to improve but you still would like to see more improvement out of a player than what he [Seraphin] has shown. He should be rebounding at a rate higher than 4.6 a game for a 6’10 280 pound power forward. When you are that big, strong, and agile rebounding is more about effort than technique. His shooting percentage is down as well. He has been shooting far too many jump shots, and not connecting.
Seraphin needs to put as much effort into other aspects of his game as he did with improving his offense. The most improvement needs to be seen on the defensive end. He often looks lost on rotations usually rotating late. Seraphin also needs to swing the ball. He has become a black hole on offense. One would believe that every play was drawn up for him when he is on the floor.
Seraphin has the tools to become a very good player in the NBA and for the Wizards if he is willing to continue to work on his game. For the Wizards and Ernie Grunfeld’s sake, they need him to make a big leap this offseason. Emeka Okafor is coming up on the final year of his deal, Nene isn’t getting any younger, and John Wall and Bradley Beal could use a young big man to grow with them.