June 28, 2006

The Sonics continue slow slide into oblivion

After flirting with big moves like swapping Rashard Lewis for Shawn Marion or moving up to grab hometown hero Brandon Roy, the Supes decided that you just can't have enough unknown big men, picking Mohammed Saer Sene with the 10th pick in the draft. Sene is a 7-footer from Senegal who played in Europe last year, averaging single digits across the board.

Now, a more cynical soul than me would point out that by picking someone guaranteed to provoke a collective yawn from Sonics fandom, Seattle makes itself even less visible and more likely to move out of town. But I'm not that cynical. I'm sure a team that imploded last year really needs another unknown big man.

Oh, and in an inexplicable turn of events, Roy slid to the #6 slot and Minnesota, who turned around and sent him to Portland for Boston's #7 pick Randy Foyle. This is yet more proof that Kevin McHale is a dolt. Roy is the best player in this draft, not some uknown Euro or lazy big man.

Posted by Frinklin at June 28, 2006 10:40 PM | TrackBack
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