Tuesday, February 14

Goodbye Vladi, Hello Wilco

Vladimir Radmanovic was traded Tuesday night to the Clippers for Chris "Wilco" Wilcox. On behalf of everyone here at Supersonicsoul, I'd like to thank Vladi Doddi for his time in Seattle. We'll miss your rainbow threes and thunderous dunks. We will not miss your long cold stretches, creepy braids and incessant bitching.

59 comments:

Carl said...

Sweet! We finally addressed our needs for another undersized, modestly talented power forward.

Carl

AK1984 said...

Well, Carl, Chris Wilcox isn't an "undersized" power forward; however, he may be a "modestly talented" player.

Tim said...

But he may be the most atheletic player the Sonics have had in a long time, and that translates to at least some exciting moments as compared to the Luke to Swifty monster jam that seems to be our lone highlight. Now where are we on dealing Flip? That will be my favorite Sonic moment of the year.

Anonymous said...

Don't know how wilcox will pan out.. but I know this. This is a better team without radmanovic. addition by subtraction, boys...

Rob Salkowitz said...

"Addition by subtraction" it is. It would have been worth trading Radman for a plate of Key Arena nachos at this point. That we got something of potential value is pretty amazing - though I think Locke might be overselling Wilcox as the second coming of Jermaine O'Neal.

Nuss said...

3 nice things to say about Chris Wilcox:

1. His defense is solid, and I don't just mean, "better than Radman" solid. When he's on the court, the Clips are allowing far fewer points per possession this season.

2. 18% of his shots are dunks. I like that.

3. He can block shots as well as about anyone on the Sonics aside from Robert Swift.

I don't get the comparisons to O'Neal either. And don't let anyone tell you Wilcox is the next Shawn Kemp, because he's not.

To me, though, he is something the Sonics are lacking - an athletic big man who can score. Collison can score, but he can't move like Wilcox. Evans is undersized, Fortson can't move, Swift and Petro are, well, rookies, so I have to say I like this move a heckuva lot.

Anonymous said...

I will miss Radman's ugly-ass shoes.

Biggie said...

I'm pumped about this trade. Vlady makes me sick, just a waste of size to me, too scared to rebound or mix it up in the paint. Wilcox has been on my radar since coming out of Maryland and winning the title with Dixon and Blake. Stupid ass sonics should have made sure we got Dixon now he's a stud (like I knew he would be) in PO. Whatever, I think we need to go get Conroy out of the NBDL and let that cat run the point behind Luke, Conroy is a big stocky point in the mold of Baron Davis and he plays graet defense, basically the opposite of Ridnour. I think their games compliment the others but honestly I could see Conroy taking Lukes job within a year if we do get him.

Biggie said...

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/2006/02/10/gallery.jenn/index.3.exclude.html

You must check this chick out.

Paul Merrill said...

Why, does she play point?

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling that Vlad will flourish at the Clippers and play like the Vlad we knew last year. I wish him well. It is amazing how someone will pick up their game with out all the drama. Miss you Vlad! We will cherish our picture we have with you at Larry's market!

Biggie said...

Yes, actually she does, she plays point on my summer league team.

Nuss said...

I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that Radman will be inconsistent for the Clippers and he will walk away at the end of the season. He'll then sign a 3 year deal for $4 mil a year with someone and continue to be one of the most frustrating players in the league.

If this was Vlade's 2nd, or even 3rd year, I'd cut him some slack and say he deserves another chance. But after 5 years of this crap, I can't see him ever developing into more than what he is: Derrick McKey without the defense.

Biggie said...

Yo AK1984,

Where's Diezel and Sonic ej on this bitch, and for that matter where is Myk???

Anonymous said...

I like this deal, and we'll probably like it more after the deadline. Sure sounds like Sund is working hard to dump the PF glut for a solid PG, somehow, someway.

I'm glad Radman is gone, though, tired of the bitching. As someone else said above, if it was 2 or 3 years into his career, I'd be good with giving him more time, but this is the 5th year? That's enough. He didn't want to be here, hell, he said no to $42 million? For a one-dimensional 3-pt shooter with no desire to ever do anything else?? Good-bye.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree more, let the baby have his bottle. First wise decision from the Sonics in a while, and it seems mutual. Don't let the door frame hit you on the way out!

Shawn said...

Remember a few years ago when we could have traded the 12 and 14 picks + Radman for the Bosh pick? I wish we had a do-over, dammit!

b_con said...

For real? Wow. I might take Wade though, with hindsight. Wilcox could blow up. He was top flight talent our of college. Like I've said, how many chances to play significant minutes do you get behind Elton Brand. I love the nickname "Wilco" too. Number one, Wilco rocks, and number two Wilcox is about as far from Wilco as you can get. I hope he goes for 18 and 10 the rest of the way.

Paul Merrill said...

Yeah, I have a feeling Summerteeth might not be in Chris's CD collection (or Vladi's for that matter). It should be, though! Maybe we should send him one as a housewarming present.

Eric Reynolds said...

I don't get ESPN Insider, so I don't know what's going on, but ESPN has an Insider headline saying "Rashard Lewis braces for a trade." Anyone know the scoop?

Biggie said...

read the article in the times or PI, about the Wilcox/Radmanovic trade. He's just saying he's pissed that management didn't inform him of the trade and he wouldn't be surprised if him or Ray were next.

Eric Reynolds said...

Gracias.

Biggie said...

Denada

AK1984 said...

"Where's Diezel and Sonic ej on this bitch, and for that matter where is Myk???"

I have no idea.

As it is, though, I'm glad that the Seattle Supersonics no longer have to deal with Vladimir Radmanovic.

b_con said...

Wilco has better braids than vlade. He has the built in elvish crown of foliage look. I wonder if Wilcox enjoyed the artistic exploration that was Yankee Hotel Foxtrot?

Eric Reynolds said...

I'm guessing he would say, "Huh?"

chunkstyle23 said...

I can't wait 'til he throws down some monster dunk in traffic, then KC can say "Wilco Assassins Down the Avenue."

Nuss said...

I have no idea what you guys are talking about. Apparently, Wilco is some sort of musical ensemble? Do they play any Steve Miller Band songs?

Paul Merrill said...

Poor Nuss - he's stuck in Canada with Anne Murray and Corey Heart.

David Locke said...

Canada sucks, it represents all that is wrong in this world today. When Spanish explorers first went to Canada they exclaimed "aca nada" which means "nothing there" and thats why it's called Canada.

Nuss said...

Believe it or not, the story of where Canada got its name is even worse than the one you made up.

Apparently, a group of explorers misunderstood the native term "Canada" to mean nation, when in reality it meant "house." Rather than change the name of their country from "house", which it is, Canada left it alone. Because, really, it would be so much of a bother and we wouldn't want to offend the natives, and, geez, all those atlases have already been printed and we wouldn't want to upset anyone.

Paul Merrill said...

You know it's a slow news day when David Locke is slumming it here at the Soul.

David Locke said...

I'm afraid you are quite wrong Mr. Nuss. I was watching Jeopardy one night and that very subject came up and the answer was what country got it's name from Spanish explorers arriving and stating "nothing there", the winning question was "what is Canada", I'm quite inclined to beleive Mr. Trebek (who is Canadian) and his staff over some internet dude.

David Locke said...

Dou you honestly think the word "canada" came from a group of people who's words sounded like Kligkgit, Klickitat, Hoquaim, and Sequim? Don't be so "average white guy".

Paul Merrill said...

That's Mister internet dude to you, sir!

Paul Merrill said...

Also, Nussbaum's not white. He's light chocolate.

Biggie said...

Ok, whatever the hell you guys are talking about, my 2 cents though, I have to agree with Locke, Canada is not a Native North American Indigenous word.

Now let's get to some damn Sonics talk. Ok on this Point guard issue. Why are we looking for a backup when we need a starter??

Luke Ridnour is servicable at the 1, but in no way shape or form is he capable of taking an NBA team on a championship run. That is the goal, is it not?? I would love to see the Sonics do a trade involving Reggie, Luke, and Fortson where they can get a good point guard in return. Is Orlando Crazy enough to give up say Jameer Nelson and a draft pick for the above package? If so pull the fuckin trigger NOW!!! Please god get Luke out of here, we already got rid of a player who had hit his peak at a pretty mediocre spot now let's try and dump the other one.

Anonymous said...

Locke got it wrong (what a surprise)
http://canadaonline.about.com/od/history/a/namecanada.htm

"The Iroquois pointing out the route to the village of Stadacona, the future site of Quebec City, used the word "kanata," the Huron-Iroquois word for village."

Anonymous said...

See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada's_name

But what do you expect from a guy that doesn't think Lewis is an overrated SOFT baby. Wanna know why he doesn't get calls? Even the refs know he's a softie ;-}

Anonymous said...

See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada's_name

But what do you expect from a guy that doesn't think Lewis is an overrated SOFT baby. Wanna know why he doesn't get calls? Even the refs know he's a softie ;-}

Biggie said...

Locke,

Why are you so obsessed with this damn over/under numbers crap that you're always talking about? It rarely is relevant and is an overall waste of time.

Rashard is soft, we all know this, it's Vin Baker's fault, he was a cancer to Rashard. When Rashard first got here he liked to dunk on people and he was pretty aggressive on the glass. But a few years with "the big Travesty" and he became what we see out on the court now. I knew that Vin ruined him when Rashard started bitchin' about GP being too "mean" to him. Kid you should be so lucky to have a player the calibre of GP yelling at you, that means he has taken an interest in you and cares about the development of your game. Gary was probably yelling "stop taking so many goddamn threes and go get in the post you big 6'10" wuss. And he had every right to, he was one of our best post players for years and he was a PG. Is there any way we could get GP to come back and "backup" Ridnour?

Kieth Gilbertson said...

I Love poop.

David Locke said...

The over/under stat machine, which is an original concept of my own design is the most revolutionary way to judge NBA talent ever. You wish you were me!

Anonymous said...

Here is what I have gathered so far...
Wilcox is a stud, Rashard is soft. Luke sucks. Reggie, Danny and Potapenko are useless. Vin Baker is a punk.
GP is God...

doubledribble! said...

Let me get this strait, you created the over under statistic?

David Locke said...

Yes I did, it took many long hours of going over every NBA teams statistics, but I finally came up with a revolutionary system that I now use on my showon KJR950AM

David Locke said...

My over/under #'s prove that Gary Payton was the worst player ever to don a Sonics uniform.

doubledribble! said...

Did a search, couldn't find you and your stat. Could find Roland Ratings though. I thought Flip was the worst?

David Locke said...

Yeah some guy named Roland tried to stel my invention. I am currently embroiled in an intense law suit over this. Flip is the 2nd worst. But my ratings will show you that Olden Polynice was one of the greatest Sonic centers of all times.

Anonymous said...

That's Officer Polynice to you, dude!

Paul Merrill said...

I'd like to thank Mr. Locke for helping double our average page hits today ... c'mon guys, we're almost to twenty!

DOGNUTZ said...

David Locke is a giant douche!!

doubledribble! said...

Worst Sonic ever. Not statistically (over/under) but just ability. I like the guy but its gotta be Steve "only athlete in nba history to be sponsored by Flexal 454" Scheffler.

Pending bet for $100, need confirmation either way!
Steve Scheffler lead his college team in scoring as well as his conference.

B.S. Right!!??

b_con said...

Gary Payton leaves a trail of denfensive stud PG's wherever he goes. Earl Watson, Eric Snow, Marcus Banks, soon to be Jason Williams. I just got hit by lightening.

Biggie said...

DOUBLEDRIBBLE - If you are seriously agreeing with Locke about Payton being the worst Sonic ever you should be shot.

b_con - don't forget Greg Anthony.

H.N.I.C. said...

Um do you clowns update this site ever? It's been the same damn topic for the last 3 days.


HELLO???????

doubledribble! said...

Woah!!! Pump your brakes!
I never agreed with Locke about Payton!? I was adding a different thought not co-signing. Geeeez.

Still need help on this Scheff bet, anyone know?

Tim said...

Scheffler led Purdue in scoring in 1990 with 503 points and was Big Ten player of the year in 1990. I could not find stats for the Big Ten.

thomas l polvino said...

Everyone should know by now that Dave is a big Payton hater...He was overrated and he did have Shawn Kemp, not to mention the old school team with Nate Mcvillan(yes I spelled that correctly...I'll explain in my blog if you care)