The New Sonics


Meanwhile, from the "what are they thinking" files the Seattle management seems to have spent too much time reading Free Darko or something. They draft Kevin Durant, an amazing talent, but someone who, unfortunately, plays the same position as their second-best player. Thus, they decide to trade their best player for another rookie small forward.

Presti sees this glut as a benefit, not a hindrance. He wants players who can play a variety of positions and give a commitment to defense.

Um . . . okay, but defense starts from the inside out and this is a deal that leaves the Sonics with diddly squat in the middle. If they're going to play with this lineup, though, they should really find a way to get Don Nelson to coach the team.