Wednesday, January 30

Seattle Supersonics: Getting The Band Back Together

Jerome James and his garbage bag cape are still available, guys!

Sacramento Kings blog Sactown Royalty recently took a look at what a Seattle Sonics expansion team might look like.

Like many Sonics fans, I haven't paid attention to the NBA since 2008. I have always been, and will always be, a Seattle-centric basketball fan. So if I was in charge of putting together an expansion roster for Supersonics 2.0, I would, of course, go to what I know, which are former Sonics.

After doing a quick bit of research on the interwebs, here are all the former Seattle Supersonics that are still active in the NBA. (Note: I left off those guys from That Team I Will Never Mention because I will never, ever, ever, never mention them on this blog, even if we get another team. They're like one of those rogue countries that aren't recognized by the United Nations.)

So, without further ado, here are your 2013 (or '14, or '15) SEATTLE SUPERSONICS!

Chris Wilcox (Boston)
Jeff Green (Boston)
Reggie Evans (Brooklyn)
Kurt Thomas (NY)
Damien Wilkins (Philly)
Vladimir Radmanovic (Chicago)
Mickael Gelabale (Minnesota)
Luke Ridnour (Minnesota)
Earl Watson (Utah)
Johan Petro (Atlanta)
Ray Allen (Miami)
Rashard Lewis (Miami)
Jerome James (Caciques de Humacao)
Watch out, world! The New Old Sonics are going to be rocking the Over-50 Community Center Rec Leagues across the nation! BRING IT! (And by "it", I mean ibuprofen.)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, that would be a pretty sad/old team. I hope there are better players than ex sonics to populate your expansion roster lol

Paul Merrill said...

I think the word you're looking for is VETERAN!

But if you want to see what actual players might be available, Sactown Royalty did a great list:

http://blog.supersonicsoul.com/2013/01/your-seattle-expansion-sonics.html

Personally, I'd rather have a team with Ray Allen--he's only 57, guys!

Anonymous said...

Earl Watson is in Utah right now..thought you might want to know

Paul Merrill said...

Haw! Thanks--fixed!

PN said...

No love for Mickael Gelabale? Gelly's balling in Minnesota now - alongside Luke Ridnour. When they played the Nets last week, you had Reggie Evans, Luke Ridnour and Mickael Gelabale all on the same court. Sonictastic!

PN said...

Whoops - didn't see Gelly in the middle of the list. I'll shut up now.

PN said...

Some others (now I'm obsessed):

Ronald Dupree (LA D-Fenders)
Francisco Elson (Mahram, Iran)
Mo Sene (Baloncesto Fuenlabrada)
Andre Brown (Bucaneros de La Guaira, Argentina)
Andreas Glyniadakis (BC Astana, Poland)
Noel Felix (Taiwan Mobile Cloud)
Mikki Moore (rumored to be joining the Heat)
Flip Murray (Azovmash Mariupol, Ukraine)

That is a really depressing list.

Paul Merrill said...

Oh man, Noel Felix--the very, very poor man's Derek McKey! You are the INTERPOL of basketball, Pete! I assumed Danny Fortson would be over there somewhere too, but he seems to have dropped off the face of the earth.

PN said...

Oh, you'd like some Fortson info? Here you go:

http://tinyurl.com/afub2at

Pittsburgh Basketball Club to induct 4th hall of fame class

...The Pittsburgh Basketball Club will induct its fourth hall of fame class at a brunch at the Double Tree Hotel in Moon.

The class of 2012 will feature honorees in the divisions of coaches, contributors, distinguished community service as well as the newly founded “Legends Division,” which will pay homage to local standouts Jarrett Durham (Aliquippa/Duquesne), ... Danny Fortson (Shaler/Cincinnati), ....

Event takes place this Saturday. Fingers crossed photographers are there!

Paul Merrill said...

Class of 2012?! Just like Danny to be a year late and a dollar short.

Also:
"This year's coaches to be honored include Tim Grgurich (Pitt)"

tb727 said...

Let me guess, Fortson didn't show. It's an understatement that he's fallen off the face of the earth. Someone mentioned something a year ago somewhere seeing him in Newark, NJ....