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Kevin Seraphin, shown here going up for a block, was the Wizards' best player coming off the bench in the first preseason game.
Did Kevin Seraphin look great this week? No. But did he look good enough to warrant significant minutes in upcoming preseason games? Yes.
Seraphin had his typical problems of not wanting to pass the ball around, but he was one of the stronger players for the Wizards coming off the bench.
In practice, Thomas Pruitt of SB Nation said that Seraphin looked much improved over last season in the first week, and wrote after open practice on Oct. 4 that "...he managed to successfully pass the ball out of the post and re-establish deep position when he was double-teamed, something that I don't think he managed to pull off once last year."
Come game time, Seraphin played 33 minutes, scoring 13 points on 50 percent shooting and adding seven rebounds, a block and a steal.
Most of Seraphin's minutes came against second- or third-stringers for the Nets, but he at least helped his case for getting more minutes than Jan Vesely.
There's no doubt Seraphin is a below-average starting center, but with Emeka Okafor out, Washington would at least take average play from Seraphin.