Garnett: Seraphin 'clearly has worked on his game'

Garnett: Seraphin 'clearly has worked on his game'
November 8, 2012, 1:05 am
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BOSTON Kevin Seraphin is not exactly a name that comes to mind when you think of NBA big men who are tough covers.
But the Boston Celtics know all too well just how much the third-year big man has improved.
He is a central figure on a Washington Wizard bench that's averaging a league-best 54 points per game.
In his first game of the season on Saturday against the Celtics, Seraphin had 19 points and seven rebounds. He had missed the previous three weeks with a calf injury.
"He clearly has worked on his game," Boston's Kevin Garnett said after the game. "I was a bit shocked they were going to him."
Celtics coach Doc Rivers has also been impressed at the progress made by the 6-foot-9, 275-pound forward-center who was drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the No. 17 pick in the 2010 NBA draft and was traded to Washington a month later.
"A year ago, you could play him over the one shoulder," Rivers said. "Now he goes with both hands, both ways. He's improving quickly."
Seraphin knows that games like his performance on Saturday will only make teams like Boston -- and players like Garnett who was scored on quite often by Seraphin -- even more focused on limiting him.
Now, he will be ready, but I will be ready for him too, because hes a good player, Seraphin told the Washington Post regarding Garnett. I know that, I will probably get some trap and stuff like that, like double team. I know for sure, I score 19 points, Garnett wont let me score 19 points again. For me, thats a challenge, because I have to do it again. Now I just have to prepare myself to be ready for him like he will be ready for me.