Lakers Rumors: Analyzing Potential Fit for Kevin Seraphin in LA

The Los Angeles Lakers have certainly bolstered their frontcourt this offseason, landing All-Star Roy Hibbert in a trade, signing savvy veteran Brandon Bass in free agency and drafting Larry Nance Jr. in the first round.

Although the power forward position figures to be well-stocked with the latter two and thanks to Julius Randle's return from injury, the depth behind Hibbert is scarce. That's why past Washington Wizards reserve Kevin Seraphin is an intriguing fit for the Lakers.

Sheridan Hoops' Michael Scotto reports LA is interested in Seraphin, along with the Wizards and New York Knicks.

Seraphin is just 25 years old and has averaged only 16.4 minutes in five seasons with Washington. His per 36-minute numbers are nevertheless respectable at 14.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks, per

Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post also reported the Lakers are smitten with Seraphin. Wizards guard Bradley Beal explained why his squad has been intrigued with Seraphin and kept him around since 2010.

"We stay on him because we know how good he can be, and I think sometimes he doesn't realize how talented he really is," Beal said in January. "I tell him all the time, 'I'm going to give you the ball, and in my opinion no one can guard you in the post.'"

There appears to be upside for Seraphin to explore on the offensive end. His lack of consistency may be brought on by being unable to carve out a consistent rhythm or role, something he may have a better shot at doing on a Lakers team that isn't quite ready for the playoffs in the West.

Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times notes how Washington will have difficulty bringing Seraphin back:

The former first-round pick is the ideal backup option behind Hibbert in Los Angeles, should the Lakers opt to go that route. Although he's not a legitimate 7-footer, he...

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