What a difference a year can make. On February 5, 2012, Kevin Seraphin was averaging 3.5 points and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 44.6% in only 13.2 minutes per game. Many thought Seraphin was a bust and that his best case scenario was as a backup center. However, on March 7, this happened:

Eight days later, Javale McGee was traded for Nene, and Seraphin got a chance to start. He responded by averaging 13.6 points and 6.8 rebounds while shooting 54.4% in 30.2 minutes for the rest of the season, highlighted by a 24 point, 13 rebound, 4 block performance against Orlando and a 21 point, 13 rebound 5 block outing in Chicago. Suddenly, the conversation shifted to whether Seraphin could start for a contender in the future, and a few people even threw the words "future all-star" into the mix.

Since a nice performance against Boston to open the year, Seraphin has struggled. He's averaging 10.4 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 44.3% in 24.2 minutes off the bench. His blocks have gone from 1.7 per game post trade to only 0.8. Once again, some have left him for dead, saying that he is a "black hole" and can never be a contributor for a good team.