(NFR) Sonics Get #2 Pick!!-welcome K. Durant

#16
I could probably spend an hour or two typing out a long post on the sonics, and kevin durant, as many of you know. But instead, im just gonna say that guy better learn to play some defense
 
#17
I hate to disagree Rory, but Durant averaged 11.1 rebounds in 35.9 minutes, according to ESPN.com. That's 12.37 rebounds per 40 minutes. Not bad...and Texas as a team was pretty good defensively.
Durant had 1.9 blocks per game in the Big 10, but ultimately he is a 6'9" GUARD/Fw.
If my grandmother put up 25 and 11 everynight...she would go #2

Defense??? Are we talkin 'bout defense (Channeling AI) Defense??

The man has the wingspan of a 7' player...think a supersized version of Tayshaun Prince...

Defense...really?
 

creekx

spent spinner
#18
"Gary Paton with the hippity hop dribble into the lane, skips a pass out side to Sam Perkins, Big Smooth handles it like a grapefruit, thinks about the three, fires it down low to Shaun Kemp, he makes a move to the basket. Get on your magic carpet and ride baby ride, Kemp with the Tomahawk Jam!"

Now that was basketball!
"...in to the corner to Payton for THREE! Gary looks over at Eli Whitney and says 'Now that's cotton!"

GP, The Glove
Big Paper Daddy
Sam I Am, Sudden Sam, Big Smooth

Those were the days. Calabro and Marques were the best radio tandem ever...
 

100daysayear

One more victim of the never ending journey.
#19
When we didn't get the third pick I started jumping around the living room. Then I realized that Portland has our coach and the best young talent in the NBA (well, maybe Chicago)... and the 1st pick... and they're in our division.:eek:

One player isn't going to fix the Sonics. We're still in the West. The West is still the best. Maybe we can trade Robert Swift (who sucks) and the 2nd pick for the 1st pick and FINALLY get a center. Then we can send Petro and Sene back home where soft big men might actually help a basketball team win games.

And a final thought: at least we're not the Celtics. Luck of the Irish my ass.bawling:

Ryan
 

PT

Physhicist
#21
Durant seems like an awesome player. But, for a city to pin it's hopes on a 19 year old kid is something I just don't understand. Should we all support a new stadium now just because we're getting an incredible young player. Look at the past. Many "can't miss" players turned pro and had average careers.

I'm not saying he won't turn out to be a superstar but I'm not about to go out and buy season tickets or support a new facility just because he's coming to town.
 
#22
I think some people are buying into Durant being an unbelievable superstar because they want the sonics to stay. If people act like he may or may not be an all-star, nobody is going to be willing to pay more taxes for a stadium.
 
#23
I think some people are buying into Durant being an unbelievable superstar because they want the sonics to stay. If people act like he may or may not be an all-star, nobody is going to be willing to pay more taxes for a stadium.
I am willing to pay more taxes, but i think your right about that. The only way to get a new arena is for companies like Boing, Microsoft, etc. to pay for it. Does anyone know any millionaires who are looking to invest in a new arena? I'm in for $300 of that helps.
 

jasmillo

Active Member
#24
NFR:Sonics Get #2 Pick!!-welcome K. Durant

Based on the top 20 you can only state that Al Jefferson and JR Smith are better players right now. Jameer Nelson is a dime a dozen point guard in the league, and let's not even get started on Sebastian Telfair.... With Jefferson it was a gamble as he was a high schooler with a weight problem, and JR Smith was athletic as hell but raw.... In addition, Swift was worked out by Boston prior to the draft, and rumor has it in a scrimmage with the C's starters he had a series were he blocked a shot 3 straight times down the court, the last coming on Paul Pierce on a dunk attempt....
How can you say only Al Jefferson and JR Smith...what about Okafor, Gorden,and Deng???
 

James Mello

Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"
#27
NFR:Sonics Get #2 Pick!!-welcome K. Durant

How can you say only Al Jefferson and JR Smith...what about Okafor, Gorden,and Deng???
Players after Swift... The players you mentioned, all excellent, but Okafor has been a serious injury prone big man...
 
#29
NFR:Sonics Get #2 Pick!!-welcome K. Durant

And Swift??? Seems to fill same shoes as of now.
true true...
Let's see how this season goes!

Oakefor is trapped in Charlotte...2nd only to Atlanta for the purgatory for young talent...

Question 2--will Rashard sign here? Sign and trade or outright leave?

discuss...

PB
 

jasmillo

Active Member
#30
Sorry Porter and PB

Lesson: posts are sometimes difficult to understand after indulging in Friday night Mexican...i.e. margaritas:beer1:
 

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