New York Knicks: Players Who Will Exceed Expectations

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Apr 15, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Washington Wizards center

Kevin Seraphin

(13) rebounds in the second quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Seraphin

In late June, I wrote that the New York Knicks should go all-in on Kevin Seraphin. An admitted factor was how much of a low-cost steal he would be, but it was more about his on-court contributions than his salary-to-talent ratio.

Seraphin is a complete player; he just needs some coaching on how to put it all together in cohesion.

Seraphin needs to diversify his post game, but he shot 69.9 percent on 136 hook shots in 2014-15, per He’s a streaky jump shooter, but he was strong enough in his ways to shoot 44.0 percent from 10-to-16 feet and 42.2 percent from 16-to-24.

Offensively, Seraphin can do it all; in New York, he’ll look to turn, “Seraphin can do it all,” into, “Seraphin does it all.”

Defensively, that’s beginning to happen already. reports that opponents shot just 47.6 percent when Seraphin met them at the rim and saw a decline of 2.1 percent in average field goal percentage when he was the primary defender.

Hungry for playing time, Seraphin, 25, should have a career-year in the Triangle Offense.

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