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Seattle Sonics no more

  Posted: July 2, 2008 4:32 PM
 

This basically confirms that this was a foregone conclusion all along...why waste everyone's time in court? City of Seattle bent over vs. fighting for the people. The mighty rich and powerful wins again, people lose.

Thanks Shultz, you sell out! I'll stick to my home made coffee before EVER setting foot into your lame Starbucks again

Kiss my ass Clay Bennett and got back to your lame city Oklahoma...remember, the Northwest Huskies always dominated your Sooners in 1983 and in 2006 with Boise State

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  July 2, 2008 4:32 PM
 

Seattle Sonics article ESPN

  Posted: March 3, 2008 4:54 PM
 

Man, gotta say that I haven't really given a damn about the NBA in general anymore. I can't say that I'm all that happy about the inpedning down of the Sonics, however. I suggest anyone who reads this article from ESPN take some time to read all the comments from people around the US about the Sonics leaving: ESPN article

This article (and videos) brings back a lot of memories for myself. Hanging out in Bothell as a young boy on a Friday night, parents out to dinner with friends. Got the house to myself, eating a Totino's pizza, and watching a Sonics Sacramento game. Life was good (and the team was winning back then). I was definitely part of the Kemp era that included their connections with the whole Seattle grunge scene. George Karl was a GOD in my mind and a rebellious, non-conformist type that fit right in here.

What happened with this team started with his firing. Wally Walker then proceeded to ruin just about everything else with this team over the next several years. The worst part of this team leaving is the turnaround is right around the corner. Durrant is going to be a lifer, a gamer, and the GM has masterminded 6 first round draft picks in the next 2 years. Think this team is headed in the WRONG direction? Not at all...more like headed to a championship for the Oklahoma Corn Chuckers.

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  March 3, 2008 4:54 PM
 

Ban Starbucks, tell Bennett to GO HOME!

  Posted: November 2, 2007 3:38 PM
 

Seattle Sonics Blog:

Can some rich, overpaid Seattleite please buy this team back?

Howard Shultz, thanks for screwing all this up by selling this team...I will NEVER go to another Starbucks again. I hope everyone else follows this viewpoint. Can you say, Seattle's Best Coffee?

Bennett, just because your fat a$$ is still bitter over the UW Oklahoma football game in the Orange Bowl, doesn't mean you can come into Seattle and screw everything up. GET OUT and go pick corn you tool.

Let's be honest people and find out exactly what is going on here. ANY NBA team is not technically losing money as Bennett claims. He's still making money, just not as much as the NBA owners are with the 3 level skybox arena's. So, we know that. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with key arena other than it does not have six gazillion luxury boxes.

GET OUT OF SEATTLE BENNETT!!! GO HOME TO YOUR LAME TOWN!!!

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  November 2, 2007 3:38 PM
 

Save the Sonics

  Posted: April 17, 2007 2:44 PM
 

Seattle Sonics Blog:

A note from one of our top Seattle Sports Blog contributors:

why don't we rally people to go to www.eventscenterfacts.com and
write their legislature person that they need to stay. Click on get
involved and send an e-mail to your rep.
http://eventscenterfacts.com/involved.html

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  April 17, 2007 2:44 PM
 

Seattle Sonics headed to Oklahoma

  Posted: April 17, 2007 11:21 AM
 

Seattle Sonics Blog 2007:

Can you say, "see you later!" Here we go again, the ultra-conservative Olympia legislature with their big stick up their asses. No support for public transportation, no support for making more parks in downtown Seattle vs. the 600 cement parking lots, no support for the Seattle Supersonics to stick around a city where they have been for 40 years!

http://www.seattlesportsblog.com/images/posts/wohva_flyer_11507.pdf

I mean, look at this Frank Chopp guy....you think this guy has anything better to do in his life than to not pass laws for public funding for a new arena? The guy is a nerd who's never played sports and would rather have legislature that puts more money in his pocket!!!!


See you later Sonics...sorry our ultra conservative representatives are still stuck in 1982.

http://www.seattlesportsblog.com/images/posts/wohva_flyer_11507.pdf

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  April 17, 2007 11:21 AM
 

Sonics blog 2007

  Posted: February 21, 2007 4:36 PM
 

The SuperSonics have been picking things up of late, but we wonder, is this a good idea? Wouldn't it be great if we could have a stronger contention for the like of an Oden, Durrant, or even, a Hawes if he decides to go? We'd much prefer to get a top 5 draft pick vs. getting another Sene, who hasn't done shit this year, bottom line. Other than Ridnour and Collison, our last 3 draft picks haven't done much. Swift has shown signs, but his injury killed us this year and who knows if he will be able to come back. Sene will at best be a back-up center along with Petro.

Starting line-up for 2008? PG Ridnour, SG Allen, SF R. Lewis PF Collison or Wilcox and drum roll please....Greg Oden?

We can pray, right?

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  February 21, 2007 4:36 PM
 

Seattle Supersuckers

  Posted: December 19, 2006 9:22 AM
 

The Seattle Supersonics are playing about as bad as a team can play right now in the NBA. They are what we like to call a "stats team".....a team that doesn't give a crap if they win or lose, just that they are getting their stats. Rashard Lewis and Luke Ridnour...turnovers and bad shot's by these guys are extremely frustrating to watch. How about that 2006 draft? Where the hell is Sene? Is he too young or are we just throwing in the towel on this guy as one of the biggest BUST in NBA draft history. Also, why is Collison only getting 30 minutes a game? He's a smart basketball player and deserves more minutes. This team is a joke without Ray Allen, bottom line. Better turn things around soon Seattle or it's bye bye Bob Hill.

HUGE game for the UW Dawgs tomorrow night.......we'll be hosting a party in Kirkland at the Lucky 7. Hope to see you there!

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  December 19, 2006 9:22 AM
 

C-ya later, Wally

  Posted: October 26, 2006 4:25 PM
 

Seattle Sonics Blog

Good ridance to a major headache in Sonics history, Wally Walker.

ESPN article

Numerous questions lingered throughout the years on trades, draft picks, and overall organizational moves. Anyone remember when we traded Vin Baker for Shawn Kemp? Walker was quoted as saying "We got the guy we wanted, Kevin Garnett"--what an absolute idiot.

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  October 26, 2006 4:25 PM
 

Who's excited about the Sonics this year? Seattle Sonics blog 2006

  Posted: October 11, 2006 1:56 PM
 

Seattle Sonics blog

It's hard to get excited about this team this year, regardless of the fact that they are pretty much Oklahoma bound at this point. They made a huge mistake with the #10 pick in this year's draft. Think of a thicker and shorter Manute Bol and you have the Sonics draft pick.

There are some promising signs with Wilcox and Watson...especially Watson. We believe the Luke Ridnour experiment at starting point guard has ended. His terrible shooting percentage and lack of consistant defense has hurt his chances of starting again. Granted, Ridnour possess great passing abilities, but to the be full package, he needs more. Wilcox finished last season strong and should be the starting power foward with Collison as the backup.

What about Lewis this year? Will he return to his All-Star form? He's STILL soft in our eyes...we'd love to see more aggression from this guy.

Allen, solid as they come, needs to continue to be a leader and help Watson into the starting role. The Bulls proved you can win without a center, and we think the Sonics should follow that plan. Swift, Sene, and Petro can all that "three-headed monster" at center.

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  October 11, 2006 1:56 PM
 

Sonics moving to Oklahoma

  Posted: July 18, 2006 3:10 PM
 

The City of Seattle and it's council are the absolute WORST in the country. They have no idea how to make a decision...i.e. Sonics, i.e. Monorail, i.e. make Seattle greener by putting in more parks vs. all the damn parking lots. I can't believe we are letting the Sonics go....let's be honest people, this issue is not getting resolved and the team is gone in 2 years, simple as that. Seattle is such a joke of a city sometimes.......

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/sports/2003135221_websonicssold18.html#poll_1323668

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  July 18, 2006 3:10 PM
 

Sonics 2006 draft pick....bad choice

  Posted: June 29, 2006 8:54 AM
 

Are you kidding me????? I mean, what a JOKE of a draft for Seattle, an absolute joke and a waste!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's a great quote from Fox Sports: SCHRAGER ON THE SCENE: Seattle goes with Sene, who has skinnier legs than Bargnani. I'm told by the guy next to me that Sene has a 7-8 wingspan. I ask if he can shoot a basketball. The guy responds, "I'm not sure." Good pick, Seattle.


I would have much rather taken Reddick with the pick, which is what this team needs, more outside consistant scoring instead of Ray Allen. Who else can shoot 3's on this team besides Ray and Rashaard? Ridnour, who shot, what, 30% from the field last year? I mean, is Sund really doing a good job here with these picks? Swift, Petro, Collison, and Ridnour all show signs of brilliance, but are they game changers? This last pick was an absolute waste! The only good move this guy seems to have pulled off was the Vlad for Wilcox trade.

What a WASTE of a draft Sonics, bottom line

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  June 29, 2006 8:54 AM
 

Sonics grab #10 pick in 2006

  Posted: May 24, 2006 1:52 PM
 

We were hoping for a top 7, but alas, #10 it is. Can this team finally draft someone good and not trade away this pick? Scottie Pippen, Bobby Jackson, and Doug Christie all turned out to be stellar players....and we traded them all away. Rich King, Sherrell Ford? Some of the drafts biggest B-U-S-T of all time! Collison, Petro, and Ridnour have been solid so far.....

Here's our analysis: Hope that one of the stud swingman stay in the draft until the #10 pick: Morrison, Roy, or Gay all are projected to go high, but if one of them is to fall, TAKE THEM!!!! Otherwise, I like either Sheldon Williams or Reddick....probably more Reddick. I think he has a chance to be a solid Steve Kerr type player. Can't dunk, can't defend, but man, can he shoot and pass. He'd be a good solid backup to Ray Allen right now.

Anyone else have ideas for players they should take? Too much risk w/ a Duke player?

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  May 24, 2006 1:52 PM
 

Why the Sonics should draft Brandon Roy

  Posted: April 19, 2006 10:02 AM
 

If he is still available in the 6-11 draft position (which is looking like where Seattle will have a pick), I strongly suggest that the Sonics take Roy in this spot. I have seen early draft predictions for the Sonics selecting Sheldon Williams, which would help our lack of a shot blocker, but we can also hope that Petro and Swift will beef up in the off-season to be that legit shot blocker. Moreover, Williams inside moves lack true big man skill...his best shot is his dunk.

So why does Brandon Roy make sense? He's a 6-6 slasher/all around ball player. He can shoot, pass, rebound, and penetrate, something Seattle hasn't had since Detlef. Some might say "we have this w/ Rashard Lewis." However, I still strongly believe Lewis is soft and not the answer here. Roy also went relatively unoticed this year playing on the West Coast, which only ups his stock for a local talent.

This is a no brainer in my mind and hopefully if he's still around when the Soups draft they can make the right decision in Brandon Roy: Seattle Supersonics.

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  April 19, 2006 10:02 AM
 

Sonics leaving Seattle?

  Posted: April 14, 2006 10:16 AM
 

Ah yes, the power of money. The NBA is all up in arms over the fact that Key Arena doesn't have enough luxury boxes and is threatening to pull the Sonics out of Seattle. The NBA is such a joke right now, especially Stern. Key Arena is one of the last actually cool NBA arena's where the fans are actually close to the court and the NBA does not have to import sound to make it sound loud. If you recall, the league got caught doing this a few years back.....the story went away, and now they are doing it again.

I hope Seattle keeps the soops, but do we really need to pay more taxes on another stadium, when Key Arena is perfectly fine?

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2407965&POLL242=40000000000000000000000000000000000

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  April 14, 2006 10:16 AM
 

Seattle Sonics Blog: Team starting to come around

  Posted: January 26, 2006 9:54 AM
 

How's this for a FACIAL on Ostertag????? What a dunk!!


Back to back impressive road wins vs. Phoenix and Utah have me believing in this team again. Especially Robert Swift, who I admit, I thought was a TOTAL bust w/ the #12 pick. He still needs to prove himself, but stats like this are all you really need: 12 rebs, 2 blocks, 6 points vs. Utah. We don't need another scorer, just someone to fill the lane vs. our opponent. Let Rashard and Ray-Ray fill those rolls.

Also impressive has been Luke Ridnour. Has he finally found his golden touch? Maybe Hill has been working on his jump shot, which has been lights out these last 2 games. With all these changes to the line-up, it's easy to forget the Nick Collison's and Reggie Evans of the world. Evans wants out, and Collison's minutes have been reduced. I really like Collison, however, he's not a PF at 6-9 (which he played C @ Kansas and flourished). Unless he starts really hitting the weights, he's destined to be a role player who gets 15 minutes a night.

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  January 26, 2006 9:54 AM
 

Sonics fire Weiss

  Posted: January 3, 2006 11:19 AM
 

Did I call it or what? Thank god we got rid of him....I hate to say it, but he was a loser coach. Up next? A proven winner, Bob Hill. I like the move and I mentioned in an earlier blog, B.Hill has more enthusiasm on the side-lines.

Let's hope he can turn this team around.

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  January 3, 2006 11:19 AM
 

Sonics are in trouble

  Posted: January 2, 2006 7:08 PM
 

How can this team go from 50+ wins to this? Sorry, losing a loser like Jerome James and over-rated Antionio Daniels is not the reason....it's Bob Wiess. Why did we decide to go w/ this guy? Why didn't we keep Nate? $ talks I guess, and Nate went for big bucks w/ Mr. Allen, uh, I mean, the Portland Trailblazers. Draft choices? As I've said all year, Swift was a HUGE bust and our Euro experiment this year is still in limbo of whether or not he'll pan out. When was the last time Seattle had some good, young talent? R.Lewis? I wish this team would trade for a top pick or make some good decisions in the offseason for BIG off-season free agent. This team needs a facelift, and it starts w/ Wiess. Give Ray Allen some talent and we can get this team to a championship in 2-3 years.

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  January 2, 2006 7:08 PM
 

Luke Ridnour

  Posted: December 13, 2005 4:57 PM
 

Anyone else find this guys stats difficult to comprehend? He's a 96% Free throw shooter, however, he's shooting 38 % from the field and even worse.....28% from the 3 point arc. Hey Luke, work on the jumper bud. His assist is up year over year, which is good, but his shooting percentage needs some serious work.

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  December 13, 2005 4:57 PM
 

Sonics weekly

  Posted: December 13, 2005 4:00 PM
 

Fresh off the presses from the Sonics.....their weekly newsletter

This Week’s Opponents

Golden State: The Sonics enter this week’s matchup having dropped their previous two meetings with the Warriors, but own a 16-3 edge all-time at KeyArena (70-30 in Seattle, overall). Seattle and Golden State split a four-game set last season with each team posting one road win. The Sonics have gone 5-7 against the Warriors over the last three seasons after posting a 37-5 record in the previous 10.

Houston: Seattle managed just one win in four tries against Houston last season, getting swept at home by the Rockets for the first time in 12 seasons. Seattle averaged just 84.5 points in the four meetings, its lowest average against any Western Conference opponent. The Sonics and Rockets have split the season series in three of the past five years, and split the last 20 regular-season meetings overall.

Portland: After 180 all-time meetings, the I-5 rivals are separated by just two games with the Sonics holding a narrow 91-89 advantage. Seattle took three of four meetings last season but has won only once in its last six trips to Portland. On 3/24/05, the last time the Sonics traveled to the Rose Garden, Damien Wilkins posted a career-high 21 points.

Sonics in the Community

The Sonics and Storm will make their 13th annual visit to Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center (4800 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle) today, Dec. 12, at 2:30 p.m. Sonics and Storm players, coaches, broadcasters and front-office members will distribute presents and spend time with the patients. The event is closed to the public but open to media. Media planning to attend should arrive at the “giraffe” entrance no later than 2:15 p.m.

Allen Climbs All-Time List

Sonics All-Star Ray Allen enters the week needing just three three-pointers to pass Tim Hardaway for fourth place on the NBA’s all-time three-pointers-made list. Allen is 20 treys shy of entering the top-three in league history. The NBA’s all-time top-five is as follows:

1. Reggie Miller 2,560

2. Dale Ellis 1,719

3. Glen Rice 1,559

4. Tim Hardaway 1,542

5. Ray Allen 1,540

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  December 13, 2005 4:00 PM
 

2006 Seattle Sonics

  Posted: November 16, 2005 10:39 AM
 

At 2-5 this year, the Seattle Sonics appear to be struggling to find themselves. Let's be honest, this team is not that different from last year. What I think is lacking is a consistant shot blocker (don't worry, I won't say that getting rid of James was a bad move...he's doing nothing in NY). The Sonics this year have been getting lit up and have not been consistant defensively (109 pts by NJ, 137 pts by WA). What really is missing this year is McMillan. He was a defensive wizard and could make average talent into cohesively smart basketball team. I think Weiss is a good offensive coach, but needs to make more adjustments to the defensive schemes.

As I've also said all along, Swift was a bust @ the #12 pick.

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  November 16, 2005 10:39 AM
 

Seattle Super Sonics

  Posted: November 9, 2005 1:47 PM
 

I know it's only game #3, but losing to Memphis by 20+ points and only scoring 69 points is troubling.

Problems:

1. We have a mediocre coach in Wiess, who does not have a proven track record from previous coaching positions. He's soft, bottom line

2. Robert Swift was a WASTE of a draft pick last year @ #12...that's hurting us this year not having a solid big man

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/sports/2002612362_soniglance09.html

3. Rashard Lewis is still SOFT. He's here one day scoring 20 pts. and 10 rebs, then goes 4 for 12 with 5 turnovers against Memphis. Step up, come prepared to play every night, and play consistant

4. Give Evans and Collison more minutes: why even start Petro? Does he have an incentive contract that if he starts he gets $20K more per year? Sit the guy. Evans can handle most centers w/ his good rebounding techniques and long arms.

5. Ridnour has got to step up. He had a good shot and above average passing skills. Someone should work on his confidence

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  November 9, 2005 1:47 PM
 

Sonics lose game #1

  Posted: November 3, 2005 8:54 AM
 

Similar to how they opened the season last year, the Sonics take one from the lowly Clippers. They lost last year by 30 in the opening game and you would think this years loss is an improvement...think again. Right out of the gates, this is a different team. They really seemed to lack the fire and intensity of last year's team already. The same guys I had problems w/ last year are still showing issues: Lewis 6-13 shooting, Ridnour 2-7, and Vlad 1-7. I do like the balance scoring from the rest of the team, however, we still need a #3 scorer. Someone will have to emerge in the next few weeks or we are in BIG, BIG trouble. I also think Evans needs more than 21 min's playing time. Anyone see Richie Frahm's stats from last night? 18 points in 15 min's of play. Think Nate new something about this guy? Think Wally knows anything? Think Weiss knows anything? I'm not the biggest fan of either of these guys....

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  November 3, 2005 8:54 AM
 

Worst Trade in Soups history?

  Posted: October 21, 2005 2:28 PM
 

I was recently questioned this by a SBB visitor and I thought to myself, it's got to be the Gerald Henderson from Boston for their #1 pick (who unfortunately happened to be Len Bias). They quickly pointed out to me the following, which is great insight:

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Wins per year:

1967-68: 23 wins

68-69: 30

69-70: 36

70-71: 38

71–72: 47

"Are we noticing the upward trend? The next season… 72-73 only 26 wins. I thought how in the hell does that happen. I check it out… and find that Lenny Wilkens was the point guard and consistently averaged around 20 points per game. In 71-72 he averaged 18 points and 9.5 assists. In the off-season they trade him to Cleveland for Butch Beard. Butch comes in and averages 6.6 points per game in his only season with the supes. We go down to 26 wins. Which delay’s us winning a championship until the 79 season. Then 1980 is Magic Johnson’s rookie year and the Supes are left for a tough decade. Wilkens for Beard… the worse Sonics trade ever!"

Guest Seattle Sports Blog Columnist

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  October 21, 2005 2:28 PM
 

Let's just face the facts: Swift is a joke for the Sonics

  Posted: October 11, 2005 1:09 PM
 

Here's a GREAT quote from guy...keep in mind, he was the 12th pick overall people:

"I know I'm not going to be a scoring option," said Swift, who appeared in 16 games as a rookie out of high school. "My job is going to be to rebound and block shots; that's what I'm going out there trying to do."

Seattle Times

I'm not a scoring option? This has bust written all over it!

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  October 11, 2005 1:09 PM
 

Like father, Like son?

  Posted: September 16, 2005 4:27 PM
 
Ah yes, the post Sonic championship days of the early 80's. Hot prospects like John Sunvold, Danny Young, and an older Jack Sikma. Let's not forget Steven Hawes either in 84', a Husky local legend on his last legs. I can recall my brothers playing in a 3-3 tourney down in the Dome parking lot in 87', and low and behold, there's Steve Hawes playing. He DOMINATED, needless to say. Hopefully his son will commit to UW as well.....

 
Hawes Sr.   Hawes Jr.
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  September 16, 2005 4:27 PM
 

Sonics decide on Weiss

  Posted: July 18, 2005 1:33 PM
 

hmmmmm, not my first choice, but if it keeps Ray happy, then that's all that matters. I think Weiss is a bit too passive of a coach for my books...and doesn't exactly have the best track record. I would have rather taken Silas or someone else.....

Head coaching stats for Bob Weiss

Reg Season Playoffs
Year Tm Lg W L WPct W L WPct
+--------------+-----+----+-----+----+---+-----+
1987 SAS NBA 28 54 .341
1988 SAS NBA 31 51 .378 0 3 .000
1991 ATL NBA 43 39 .524 2 3 .400
1992 ATL NBA 38 44 .463
1993 ATL NBA 43 39 .524 0 3 .000
1994 LAC NBA 27 55 .329
+--------------+-----+----+-----+----+---+-----+
6 Seasons 210 282 .427 2 9 .182
+--------------+-----+----+-----+----+---+-----+

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  July 18, 2005 1:33 PM
 

Sonics lose James

  Posted: July 14, 2005 9:18 AM
 

This may not be as bad as it seems. James reminded me a lot of Benoit Benjamin....over weight, and now over paid. He'll get torn apart w/the NY media as well. Of course, not sure who will start for us at center.....Swift or the rookie? Yikes!

James

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  July 14, 2005 9:18 AM
 

all time seattle sonics roster

  Posted: July 8, 2005 3:53 PM
 

All right folks, time to submit your entries for your top Sonics teams. Here's my entries.....

SG: Fred Brown. Downtown was one of the first legitimate 3 point shooting threats in the league. A smooth touch from the arc.

Close second and third: Ray Allen and Dale Ellis. Now that Seattle has signed him long term, Allen will be #1 in a few years

PG: G. Payton. Not much competition here, although Gus Williams was pretty productive for a number of years. Gary played a long time in a soups uniform and should have his # retired when it's all said and done.

Center: Jack Sikma. Again, not much debate here. Jack was a solid 16 pt. 11 reb guy for a number of years for this organization. Seattle really hasn't had much of a history of centers when you think about it: Benoit B (ouch), Alton Lister, Marvin Webster, Paul Silas (in his later years), Ervin Johnson....you get the point.

SF: Detlef S. this one a bit more difficult to chose, given that Seattle has had some good SF in their day. X-man was really more of a SF w/ Chambers playing PF, so you can't really classify him here. Detlef really personified the SF position. Assist, Rebs, and points....he did it all in his primetime. Other notables: Jonny Johnson

PF: Shawn Kemp. this one's a bit tougher, but I would give the nod to Kemp. Growing up watching him dunk over people was memories of mine at the ole' Coliseum I'll never forget.

Close 2nd: Lonnie Shelton

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  July 8, 2005 3:53 PM
 

Mac-10 Gone....

  Posted: July 7, 2005 3:55 PM
 

Sad, sad day in Soups history, especially after signing Allen. Simply put, $ talks in sports, bottom line. If he's making double what Seattle is offering, it's a no brainer. There's absolutely no loyalty in sports, as much as fans may think there is.

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  July 7, 2005 3:55 PM
 

Sonics sign Allen

  Posted: July 5, 2005 10:31 AM
 

Great move, that's all I can say. He is easily in the top 5 players in the league and proved his worth last year. Next step....surround him w/ talent. He has at least 5-7 more productive years ahead of him. Get a big man and keep the core in tact. I still think Rashard Lewis is great trade bait.

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  July 5, 2005 10:31 AM
 

Sonic Draft Picks

  Posted: June 29, 2005 10:05 AM
 

Not too sure I'm very excited about these two new guys, Petro and Gelabale. This leads me to believe one of 2 things: J.James is gone or that Swift is a total bust of #12 pick from last year. They basically made the same pick from a year ago, an unproven, 7-0 210 pound center (ok, I'm exaggerating on the weight, but they ARE skinny). I think one of the major concerns of this team is the lack of a speedy gaurd who can shoot the 3. Hmmmm, maybe Stoudamire? How did the soops let this guy pass? Ok, ok, he's 6-1, but he CAN LIGHT IT UP from 3's, is a slasher, and opens up the inside w/ his range. Stoudamire will be a 12.0 pt. per game gaurd in this league, mark my words. He would have been a solid backup for Ridnour. Daniels is good, but niether of them are a consistant 3 threat.

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  June 29, 2005 10:05 AM
 

So ends a good run

  Posted: May 20, 2005 9:27 AM
 

Regardless of last night's outcome, it was a great game and a great series. Give San Antonio credit, especially Tim Duncan. As much as I hate Manu, Duncan is the real deal, and he plays the game the way it's supposed to be played. Manu should try and become an actor when he retires from basketball. These last two games, you could really see the 3's missing from Lewis and Vlad. The outcome may have been the same, but I would have seen Seattle winning last night w/ them.

So, the BIG QUESTION IS THIS: What do the Sonics do in the offseason? OK, I'm tired of hearing all this about Ray Allen. If Schultz has any idea of what basketball is, he should know that Allen is a top 5 player in the league w/ at least another 4-5 years left in him. Also, keep Ridnonur, Collison, James, Daniels, Vlad, Evans as the nucleus. What? No R. Lewis? I think he's prime trade bait for a top 1st round pick. Notwithstanding his injury, he showed in the playoffs he's soft. Also, I'm tired of the Fortson antics....let em go. Sign a top free agent. Also, Luke, work on your shot this offseason....he's got the talent, just needs a more reliable shot. Until draft day 2005..........

P.S. Will Seattle's 7 foot redhead ever see playing time? I think that guy was a WASTE of a first round selection.

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  May 20, 2005 9:27 AM
 

Impressive Game #4, series tied 2-2

  Posted: May 15, 2005 10:39 PM
 

Well, well, well, look what happens when you take an non-factor out of the line-up...Soups by 20! Again, Rashard Lewis' lax approach to these playoffs has hurt this team and I hope he doesn't start when he get back.

Watching the game from the cozy confines of Mr. Tyler's mansion in Wallnut Creek, Seattle looked dominating. I have been calling out Ridnour this whole series and the guy stepped up, big time. He hit 3's, dished the ball, and played good D on Parker. Let's hope he can keep up the intensity in San Antonio. Allen, what can you say? He is the #1 pure shooter in the league, period end. Collison als had a stellar game. That guy was everywhere, keeping offensive rebounds alive, getting steals, and just overall great hustle.

Expect more of San Antonio getting more calls at home. Even in Seattle, THEY GOT MORE FREE THROWS THAN SEATTLE in Game #4. The Soups can't even get more calls at home?!?!? Frickin ridiculous...is Ginobili David Stern's long lost cousin from Europe? That guy sure seems to get a lot of love for being an average player. He reminds me a lot of Jeff Hornacek...another guy I couldn't stand.

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  May 15, 2005 10:39 PM
 

Seattle holds off for game 3

  Posted: May 12, 2005 10:56 PM
 

Did I fricken call it or what? Manu Ginobili is the biggest whiner/actor in the NBA. If you were watching the game on ESPN, even Tom Tolbert mentioned EXACTLY what I lamented about that guy…this isn’t the Euro soccer fields anymore, Manu.

A good win for Seattle and at least their not going out 4-0. AGAIN, where is R. Lewis? He is NOT a big time player, enough said. 3-10 FG? And Ridnour? 4-11 FG? At least Luke has an excuse being guarded by a quicker opponent. Lewis is 6 -10 for God’s sake, play like it! San Antonio has no one that can match up w/ him. Barry???? Horray? He should be putting in at least 20 points a game in this series. James continues to play well and had some ferocious dunks on Dunkin tonight. I think Timmy (no relation to South Park) thought all the good centers were gone in the West when Shaq left….think again.

Game 4 should also be interesting. Again, I unfortunately do not see Seattle pulling this off simply because San Antonio gets way too many calls at home…especially flopper Ginobili and the rest of the NBA (Nothing But Acting) Spurs.

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  May 12, 2005 10:56 PM
 

Game 2, more of the same

  Posted: May 10, 2005 11:30 PM
 

Too much of the 3 headed monster for Seattle to contain. Again, Ridnour is an ok guard in his second season, but Parker is making him look like a highschooler out there. He's just too quick for Luke to hang with. I still can't stand Ginobili though. In real life (Not the Nothing But Acting league), he's a sub-par SG. There is NO WAY this guy should be going to the free throw line 10 times...he's a FLOPPER!

I think Charles Barkley said it best in the post game wrap....Seattle just doesn't have enough weapons to hang w/ San Antonio, especially w/ Radmo out.

I look for Seattle to hopefully come out guns a blarin' in game 3 with a revved up Seattle crowd. Hopefully Ridnour can feel more comfortable at home and play w/ some fire in his belly. Hopefully Fortson or James put Bowen on his arse as well. Seattle fans, go crazy, cause this team is going to need all the support they can get to hopefully pull even 2-2.

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  May 10, 2005 11:30 PM
 

Soups in trouble in game #1

  Posted: May 9, 2005 9:44 PM
 

Losing the game was one thing, but losing in the fashion they lost is another. Even when Radmo and Allen went down, they were down by 15 and beginning to spiral in the wrong direction. San Antanio runs a pretty good offense and I don't think Seattle was prepared for the quickness of Parker. He is lightening, bottom line, and tough to guard.

The one thing that bothers me more than anything in the NBA is the amount of acting and joke calls the home team gets. The NBA should really stand for "Nothing But Acting." Ginobli especially, count how many times that dude flops to the floor. He's a whiney European who probably got too many red cards in soccer, so switched to hoops.

Bottom line, Seattle will need to come out w/ more intensity and throw San Antonio around a bit in game 2. Enter, Fortson and James. Both players will have to step up their physical play to combat San Antonio's play. As I've mentioned in previous blogs, again, Ridnour and Lewis must step up and play well for this team to advance.

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  May 9, 2005 9:44 PM
 

Game, set, and match

  Posted: May 4, 2005 5:31 PM
 

Once again, Ray Allen leads the charge as the Sonics prevail. The game was a little closer than expected, but a W's a W. R.Lewis and especially N.Collison played extremely well. Collison can be a double-double kind of guy for the Sonics in the future.

A look ahead.....most likely will be San Antonio. Great outside shooting w/ Gionobli, Barry, and others. Parker is an incredibly quick point guard as well. Last but not least, Duncan will be a load for James to handle. Not being too much of a pesimist, but I don't see Seattle getting past this team. Besides, the NBA seems to love this team, which means that San Antonio will be getting most of the calls. San Antonio 4-2.

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  May 4, 2005 5:31 PM
 

Soups take strong 3-1 lead

  Posted: May 3, 2005 12:37 AM
 

Ray Allen is the real deal. He is probably the #2 or #3 guy in the league, just behind McGrady and Iverson. His display last night showed that he is a man amongst boys in the Sacramento series. As I say blog after blog, if Seattle does not re-sign this guy, they are dumbest team in the NBA.

Rashard Lewis still seems very tenative coming back from his ankle injury. He just doesn't seem to be there a 100% of the time and his shot and timing seem a bit off. So far in this series, J.James looks more like the allstar instead of Lewis.

Who really impressed me last night was Collison. Time after time, he grabbed key rebounds, and post more of a scoring threat than Evans. I would expect to see Collison a starter next year. Fortson continues to seem lost in this series. His solid free throw % sure helps in key situations.

Expect Seattle to come out firing tomorrow night, a pumped up CROWD, and a 4-1 series. Time to start looking and analyzing at the Den/San Antonio series.

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  May 3, 2005 12:37 AM
 

Sonics got whooped

  Posted: April 30, 2005 6:58 PM
 

No doubt about it, Sacramento came ready to play last night. Bibby and Mobley were on fire, and I'm not sure why they were left so open given that Sacramento has NO big men. They had an easy path to the lane as well most of the night. James needs to be more of a blocking presence in the middle. Moreover, Lewis is 6-11, why does it seem he never gets blocks? WHERE WAS HE LAST NIGHT? He's the kind of player that really gets under my skin watching some times. A bit like Tre Simmons of UW, a player that can light up mediocre teams, but disappears in big games. 2-10 shooting? No blocks, 2 rebs....was he even in the game last night? If he's not going to produce, pull him out for R. Murray...that guy hasn't seen minute one in the playoffs, which is a bit disappointing. J.James continues to play well, however, he needs to be more of a D presence. R.Allen is the real deal Holyfield....again, if Seattle doesn't re-sign him as the 3-5 highest paid player next year, the Soups management has some issues

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  April 30, 2005 6:58 PM
 

Soups up 2-0

  Posted: April 27, 2005 9:18 PM
 

A much improved game over #1, although, they certainly need to learn how to close things out. As I mentioned before, Sacramento really lacks a big man. I would expect more double teams of James in Games 3-4, which should free up shots for Allen, Ridnour, Radmonovic, and Lewis. Speaking of Lewis and Ridnour, again, where were they last night? Ridnour seems too tenative and the majority of shots he missed were long, which would lead me to believe he's too hyped up. He's got a good shot, he just needs to relax. "Disneyland Dreads" Radmonovic played well last night as I mentioned in previous blogs, he's the Sonics x factor. I anticipated him and Jackson to be the big x factors in the series. Jackson also had a good game last night and lead the fourth quarter charge. He seems as if he is back to full speed.

For the Sonics to be successful in Sactown, they will need to continue the presure D, not let the refs or crowd get in their heads, and play w/ a purpose. They should look to try and take at least one of these games down there, or game 6 gets sticky. I would expect Allen and Lewis to have big games and either Ridnour, Daniels, or Radmonovic to be strong contributors. Again, James will not be as effective on the road. Sactown is a hostile environment, but Seattle should be able to take 1 of 2 games.

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  April 27, 2005 9:18 PM
 

Sonics up 1-0

  Posted: April 25, 2005 11:33 PM
 

Sonics looked ok in this first game against Sacramento. J. James was more of an x-factor than I was expecting w/ 17 pts, 15 rebs, and 5 blocks. Sacramento's lack of a big man is showing and hopefully James can keep it up. I don't agree, however, that James should be taking 20 shots in the playoff games. Where was Luke R? Low point and assist totals for a starter. It appears that McMillan prefers to go w/ Daniels to close out games for now. Both players coming back from injury, Radmonovic for Seattle and B.Jackson for Sacramento, wer not a factor in game 1. I would expect more from both of these players in Game 2. BTW, what's up w/ Radmonovic being in dreadlocks? Did he go to Disneyland when he was on IR to get braids put in his hair????

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  April 25, 2005 11:33 PM
 

Sonics in the Playoffs

  Posted: April 22, 2005 6:06 AM
 

The Sonics are facing a similar opponent in Sacramento, which should lead to a good series. Both teams lack serious big men, have strong outside shooting, and have injuries to key players (Miller for Sac averaging 15.6 PPG and Radmanovic for Seattle w/ 11.6 PPG)

For Seattle to play well, I think the x-factor will have to be Murray w/ Radmonovic still a question mark. Murray is a very streaky player, but will need to light things up if Lewis or Allen will have off nights. Allen is 100% legit and I expect to see his game even better in the playoffs. His step back jumper is impossible to stop. The team should throw everything and the kitchen sink in the off season to sign this guy.

On Sacramento's side, Bibby, Peja, and Mobley are all excellent 3 pt shooters. Seattle's D should be extended on this team given their lack of inside play. B. Jackson is the x-factor for this team. He is a gifted ball-handler and is coming off an injury. I watched his first game back on ESPN the other night and he looks ready.

I see this as a long series, but the Sonics eventually pulling it out 4-3.

Here's a quick questions for Sonic fans. Given the new format of first round games going to 7 games vs. 5, do you think Seattle could have pulled out the series against Denver in 93? Doubt it, Denver had so much momentum and would have taken the next two in Denver easily. Let me know your thoughts.

Seattle Sports Guy

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  April 22, 2005 6:06 AM

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