Wednesday, September 28

Ronald returns (and so does Paul!)

Flip Murray re-signed with the Seattle Supersonics today.

Flip Murray re-signed with the Seattle Supersonics yesterday, inking a one-year deal with the team. According to the Seattle Times, the Sonics offered Murray a multi-year deal similar to the one The Omen signed but, like Radman, he turned it down. Good move, Flip! Have fun working at a taco wagon next year with Latrell Sprewell.

In less exciting news, after taking pretty much the entire summer off for paternity leave, I have re-signed with Supersonicsoul. Terms were not disclosed, but it is believed to be a long-term contract worth at least four tacos.

8 comments:

QDaily said...

Paul, I'm suprised you didn't take the one-year (chicken) tender offer.

-Q

Nuss said...

Nice to see you back where you belong, Paul. Count me in the "Whatever" corner on this one. Whether the Sonics have Flip or not isn't really that vital to the team's playoff chances. Yes, it's nice to have Flip for a game or two if Allen goes down; but let's face it, if Sugar Ray misses more than half a dozen games, this season is toast anyway.

Tim said...

Flip Murray. He is the Vinnie Askew (The Fiddler, a totaly underated nickname that belongs in the all nick-name team) of these new Sonics. Loves to shoot, holds the ball too long, and does not pass much. He is GP without the skill, Kobesque in his quest of personal acheivements, great to see him back!!

Rob Salkowitz said...

Picture a giant question mark forming over my head. If this is one of those limited free-agent deals lie the one Radman signed, it means the Sonics can't trade him during the season. So I'm not sure which is worse - he's stuck with the Sonics, or the Sonics are stuck with him.

b_con said...

Weiss is going to have his hands full with Flip, Vlade, and maybe Evans. I hope he turns up the offense, because we were the 4th slowest team, yet our offense was so efficient we still scored a lot. If we play really fast, we can better utilize the offensive skills that made the difference for us. With Luke, Ray, Rashard, Vlade, and Nick in transition where they are deadly and Fortson and Reggie getting Offesive reabounds we could be an offensive machine. Phoenix with a bench! Or not. Flip isnt bad in transition either...

Rob said...

Flip Murray -

All O, No D.

AK1984 said...

Well, if I was Bob Weiss, this is how I would set the nightly rotation:

1ST QUARTER & 3RD QUARTER
6 Minutes
C Vitaly Potapenko
PF Reggie Evans or Danny Fortson*
SF Rashard Lewis
SG Ray Allen
PG Luke Ridnour
2 Minutes
C Nick Collison
PF Vladimir Radmanovic
SF Rashard Lewis
SG Ray Allen
PG Luke Ridnour
4 Minutes
C Nick Collison
PF Vladimir Radmanovic
SF Damien Wilkins
SG Ray Allen
PG Rick Brunson
2ND QUARTER/4TH QUARTER
4 Minutes
C Mikki Moore
PF Reggie Evans or Danny Fortson*
SF Damien Wilkins
SG Ronald Murray
PG Rick Brunson
2 Minutes
C Reggie Evans or Danny Fortson*
PF Vladimir Radmanovic
SF Rashard Lewis
SG Ray Allen
PG Luke Ridnour
6 Minutes
C Nick Collison
PF Vladimir Radmanovic
SF Rashard Lewis
SG Ray Allen
PG Luke Ridnour

*If restricted free-agent Reggie Evans re-signs with the Supersonics by agreeing to the qualifying offer, which is for one-year worth $1 million, then Rick Sund needs to thereby trade Danny Fortson -- as well as those useless foreigners: Peter Fehse, Mickaƫl Gelabale, & Paccelis Morlende -- for an overpaid stiff with an expiring contract (e.g., center Scot Pollard of the Indiana Pacers). Immediately thereafter, the team would waive, and subsequently release after having gone through waivers unclaimed, Pollard.

2005-2006 Projected Roster:
C Vitaly Potapenko [12 m.p.g.]
C Mikki Moore [8 m.p.g.]
C Robert Swift [NBDL]
C Johan Petro [NBDL]
C/PF Reggie Evans or Danny Fortson [24 m.p.g.]
C/PF Nick Collison [24 m.p.g.]
PF Vladimir Radmanovic [28 m.p.g.]
SF Rashard Lewis [32 m.p.g.]
SF Damien Wilkins [16 m.p.g.]
SG Ray Allen [40 m.p.g.]
SG Ronald Murray [8 m.p.g.]
SG Tre Simmons [Inactive]
PG Luke Ridnour [32 m.p.g.]
PG Rick Brunson [16 m.p.g.]
PG Mateen Cleaves [0 m.p.g.]

Anonymous said...

Anyone have a take on Tim Grgurich wanting out of Portland?

http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/4920440?CMP=OTC-K9B140813162&ATT=73

Looks like Nate's cleaning house down in Portland. Any value for us to acquire someone like him as an assistant?

RL