Friday, January 5

Bye to Desmon, Greek, Hello to Penny Brown?

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 4: Andre Brown #4 of the Sioux Falls Skyforce goes strong to the hoop against Aloysius Anagonye #21 of the Los Angeles D-Fenders on December 4, 2006 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)<br />NBAE/Getty ImagesCouple of truly minor pieces of news; minor, that is, unless you happen to be related to Desmon Farmer or Andreas Glyniadakis.

Both guys were waived by Seattle on Thursday, ensuring their contracts would not be guaranteed for the remainder of the season. I for one am thankful they released Glyniadakis, simply because his skills aren't good enough to justify a last name that difficult to spell. Elsewhere, Gary Washburn reports in the PI that Penny Hardaway may make his debut for the Sonics tonight against the Knicks (Motto: "You think your team sucks? Hah! We know from suck!")

Bob Hill continues to moan for a center like an alcoholic at closing time, but none seems to be forthcoming, unless you consider the NBDL names being tossed around, which would be near-beer in my convulted metaphor.

However, there is a silver lining to the dark clouds hovering over the Pacific Northwest. That's right, the Knicks are in town, and a win tonight means the Sonics would emerge from the gloomy cellar of the NW Division into the bright lights of fourth place. I know, I know, heady stuff, but January in this part of the world requires a special amount of optimism.

UPDATE: The Sonics signed Andre "NBDL" Brown today. Hello playoffs!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

According to draftexpress.com, the Sonics are getting ready to sign Andre Brown from the NBDL's Sioux Falls Skyforce. Brown's averaging 21 and 10 this year.

http://draftexpress.com/blogs.php?blogid=6

Anonymous said...

Great. Apparently, a 6'9" undrafted PF playing in the developmental league is better at center than Nick Collison, Danny Fortson, or Johan Petro, who we're paying a combined $15 million this year. Nice.

Joe said...

Just curious - from whom is Penny going to take minutes? I'm guessing that Earl and Wilkins would see there minutes go down by about 3-5 each, giving Penny about 10 a night.

Paul Merrill said...

Yes, that is the only picture I could find of Andre Brown. It looks like it's from his highschool yearbook.

Nuss said...

Paul,

I tried linking this photo, but was unable due to my poor computing abilities. It's a way better shot of Brown (look at the background, I think 3 people are in attendance at the game, and two of those are hookers).

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/photo?slug=getty-72678964ab012_skyforce_dfen_10_13_13_pm&prov=getty

Anonymous said...

wrong brown. should have gone for denham

TheBigO said...

Penny is just garbage, what's the point?

Paul Merrill said...

An actual photo of Brown on the court! And that's what I like to see--a 6'9 guy going in for a layup. The Sonics need more soft, mid-sized forwards.