Seraphin bypasses French national team

Seraphin bypasses French national team
June 5, 2013, 2:45 pm
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The Wizards held workouts Wednesday for late-round draft prospects, but Kevin Seraphin was able to get in some training and confirmed to CSN Washington that he would not join the French national team.

The 6-9 center has been in town for about a week to take part in individual workout with coach Randy Wittman and his staff. 

Seraphin led France to a sixth-place finish in the 2012 London Olympics, but he has a lot of improvement to do going into his fourth NBA season that will pay him $2.76 million.

He averaged 9.1 points and 4.4 rebounds in playing 22 minutes per game for the Wizards (29-53), but had difficulty reading double-teams and passing out of them.

Wittman also wants to see Seraphin be a better rebounder.  He has never averaged more than 4.9 per game. 

"I know he expects a lot from me," Seraphin said the day after the Wizards ended the regular season on a six-game losing streak. "He thinks I can be really great. He already tells me that so that's why he is like that with me."