Kevin Seraphin PF/C WAS 1 Month

Kevin Seraphin (knee surgery) will be ready when training camp opens in September.

The Wizards chose not to release Seraphin to play in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball so that the 24-year-old will have time to recover from a minor procedure to clean out his right knee. Once healthy, Seraphin will join a crowded Wizards frontcourt of Nene, Marcin Gortat, Kris Humphries, and DeJuan Blair and fantasy owners would be wise to look elsewhere during drafts.

Kevin Seraphin PF/C WAS 1 Month

Kevin Seraphin (knee) will not play in this summer's FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

Team France announced on Wednesday that Seraphin has not been released to play in the World Cup by the Washington Wizards as he hasn't fully recovered from arthroscopic surgery on his knee. Seraphin only averaged 4.7 points and 2.4 rebounds with the Wizards last season and will be hard-pressed to make a fantasy impact playing behind Marcin Gortat, Nene, and DeJuan Blair.

Kevin Seraphin PF/C WAS 1 Month

Kevin Seraphin signed a $3.8 million offer sheet to stay with the Wizards.

The Wizards could pull their qualifying offer back, so it's not certain Seraphin will be with them next season. He has been a project for them the past couple years and is unlikely to see major minutes.

Kevin Seraphin PF/C WAS 1 Month

The Wizards would like to bring back restricted free agent Kevin Seraphin, but at less money than his qualifying offer.

The Wizards extended Seraphin a $3.89 qualifying offer back, but would like to bring him back at a lesser amount, according to J. Michael of CSN Washington. The Wizards have a crowded frontcourt with Marcin Gortat, Nene, and newly-acquired DeJuan Blair, so there is a chance they they end up renouncing their rights to the 24-year-old if they can't agree to more team-friendly terms. Serpahin has potential, but only averaged 4.7 points and 2.4 rebounds in just under 11 minutes per game last season, so his fantasy value is limited barring a change of scenery.

Kevin Seraphin PF/C WAS 2 Months

The Wizards extended a $3.9 million qualifying offer to Kevin Seraphin, making him a restricted free agent.

This is a significant bet on Seraphin's future development, despite his regression last season -- he averaged only 4.7 points and 2.4 rebounds in 10.9 minutes per game behind starting C Marcin Gortat. The Wizards are eager to re-sign Gortat in free agency, so a change of scenery might be Seraphin's best chance to salvage some fantasy appeal in 2014-15.

Kevin Seraphin PF/C WAS 2 Months

The Wizards will have to decide by Monday whether to make Kevin Seraphin a restricted free agent by extending a $3.9 million qualifying to him.

Seraphin dealt with a knee injury last season and even fell out of the rotation, although he's talented enough that the Wizards are expected to pull the trigger and make the offer on Monday.

Kevin Seraphin PF/C WAS 3 Months

Kevin Seraphin will play for France in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Last season Seraphin elected to sit out of the national competition and work on his game stateside, France then went on to win the tournament. "At the end of the day, my mindset is everything I do I try to do [without] regret because regret is one of the worst feelings," Seraphin said. "No regret. I'm happy for them what they did last summer. Now it would be good if we did the same things this summer." Seraphin showed promise during his 2012-13 campaign, but regressed substantially this season. He may be able to help his French national team, but he's not much of a fantasy option playing behind Nene and Marcin Gortat.

Kevin Seraphin PF/C WAS 5 Months

Kevin Seraphin moved back to the bench with Marcin Gortat (back) active, playing one minute against the Lakers on Friday.

The Wizards have been holding his hand since training camp and they're probably about ready to give up on him as a reliable player in their rotation. Seraphin can be cut in basically all leagues with how Drew Gooden has stepped it up.

Kevin Seraphin PF/C WAS 5 Months

Kevin Seraphin started in place of Marcin Gortat (back) on Thursday at Portland, playing 19 minutes for four points, two boards and two blocks on 2-of-7 from the field.

He was fine to start the game, but he just looked out of shape as the game went on. Seraphin probably didn't do enough to move ahead of Trevor Booker or Drew Gooden once Gortat comes back, so he's really just a fill-in. Gortat's injury sounds like a day-to-day issue and the fact that Seraphin couldn't get off the bench on Tuesday doesn't bode well for him.

Kevin Seraphin PF/C WAS 5 Months

Kevin Seraphin is starting against the Blazers on Thursday in place of Marcin Gortat (back).

He didn't even get off the bench on Tuesday, so the Wizards might not count on him much. Seraphin was playing well just before Nene (knee) went down, so tonight is a massive opportunity for him.