Monday, October 25

Sonics' forwards stuck in reverse.

Vladimir Radmanovic: Well, he's got nice hair!
No wonder he can't shoot: He's only got 3 fingers!

Going into the preseason, everyone knew the Sonics had a mammoth, Benoit Benjamin-sized hole in their frontcourt. Now, with Rashard Lewis injured, Vladimir Radmanovic missing shots, and newly acquired Danny Fortson on the "too flabby to play" list, that hole has turned into a... well, something bigger than a hole:
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Nick Collison and Vladimir Radmanovic were picked at the same number in the draft, chosen No. 12 overall by Seattle, albeit two years apart.

They were both born in 1980, and at times share the number on the floor, playing the "four" which is basketball-coach code for the power-forward position.

Collison and Radmanovic shared one more number this weekend in San Antonio: zero. As in oh-fer since neither made a field goal in Seattle's loss to the Spurs, a less-than-encouraging sign for two players figured to be prominent parts of Seattle's frontcourt rotation. Just where they'll fit into that rotation is a question looming beyond tonight's preseason game against the Lakers at the San Diego Arena.

Read the rest in today's Seattle P.I.