Feb 5, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards center Kevin Seraphin (13) dribbles as San Antonio Spurs power forward Matt Bonner (15) defends during the first half at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency 2014: Kevin Seraphin Wants More Playing Time, Future with the Wizards Remains Uncertain

The Washington Wizards have completed a successful season after competing into the semi-finals in the NBA Playoffs for the first time in about a decade, but their work certainly isn’t over.

The Wizards will have plenty of decisions to make this summer, including the fate of multiple key players who will become unrestricted free agents. With that said, a number of young players on their roster will also become free agents and the Wizards will have to decide whether to let them walk or bring them back to the nation’s capital.

One of those free agents, Kevin Seraphin, hasn’t gotten the playing time he necessarily desires, especially after the playoff bound team added veterans Drew Gooden and Al Harrington to the roster.

Seraphin has played all four seasons with the Washington Wizards after they acquired him in a draft day trade from the Chicago Bulls. His upside was on full display in 2012 where Seraphin emerged as one of the team’s most formidable post players, but once teams locked in defensively and learned how to defend him down low, it became pretty apparent that Seraphin still had some work to do.

Head coach Randy Wittman has been quick to pull Seraphin out of the game after a few questionable plays, which has resulted in Seraphin spending the majority of the last couple seasons in the doghouse. Seraphin’s often reliable hook shot and post game has been negated by bone headed shots and turnovers that would make even the most composed coach yank him out of the game without any hesitation.

With that said, Seraphin has already expressed interest in returning to Washington, but he does want to play. (H/T Fansided.com)

I love this game so if I don’t play I’m frustrated,” Seraphin said. “It’s just something you have to deal with it. You just have to stay positive and bring good energy and good vibes all the time, so that’s what I tried.”

When asked if he hopes to return to the Wizards following this past season’s playoff run, Seraphin said, “For sure. But I want to play, too, so we’ll see.”

-quote via the Washington Post

Along with Trevor Ariza and Marcin Gortat, Trevor Booker, Drew Gooden, Chris Singleton and Kevin Seraphin will also become free agents this summer.

Although I wouldn’t be surprised if Seraphin is back with the team since he still has upside and has shown a lot of growth on the offensive side of the floor in his first two seasons with Washington, it wouldn’t be a shock if Ernie Grunfeld decides to bring back Trevor Booker instead, especially after his performance against the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the playoffs.

Washington will likely add another front court player to their roster this offseason and Kevin Seraphin’s future with the team remains uncertain. Seraphin will join the French national team this summer and the Wizards will probably do some evaluating before deciding whether or not to bring him back.

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