Friday, August 05, 2005

HoopsHype - Interviews - Vladimir Radmanovic: "My status on the team improves with Weiss"

HoopsHype - Interviews - Vladimir Radmanovic: "My status on the team improves with Weiss": "Vladimir Radmanovic: 'My status on the team improves with Weiss'
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25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting interview with Vlady. He should go back and read it. I find it interesting that he attributes his National Team succes to unselfish teamwork and good chemistry and says that he will do whatever the coach says, even if it is only play 2 minutes per match. HOWEVER, he insists that he must be a starter in Seattle even if Nate was playing him 30 minutes per game like a "starter".

Maybe the Sonics should have hired the head of the Serbian national team as their coach......

Anonymous said...

Playing one summer for a national team isn't really comparable to negotiating a multi-year NBA contract.

What's interesting is that it looks like both Vlady and Ray weren't too upset to see Nate go. I wonder if the Sonics would have seen a Minnesota type meltdown next year if Nate had stayed.

Lance Uppercut said...

I would expect the two worst defenders on the team to be glad to see nate leave.

Lance Uppercut said...

Wilkins is GONE

step back said...

two worse defenders? umm rashard has a worse defensive game thnn radmanovic, atleast radman can pl sorry to burst your bubble lance uppercut.

AK1984 said...

Look, a lineup of Nick Collison, Vladimir Radmanovic, Rashard Lewis, Ray Allen, & Luke Ridnour would be on of the worst in the NBA.

As of right now, the Supersonics need to obtain an acutal post-player, such as Tyson Chandler or Jamaal Magloire . . . even if that means trading away Rashard Lewis.

Hell, as it is, trading Lewis for Chandler, while having Vladimir Radmanovic sign for only one-year @ $3,166,155 doesn't seem like too bad of an idea.

AK1984 said...

In the last post, I didn't mean one of the generally worst lineups in the NBA; instead, I meant one of the worst lineups defensively.

Infinite. said...

what are you talking about? luke, ray, rashard, vlad and collison lineup was the most dynamic lineup that the sonics could run, especially on offense. people just forget the concept of good TEAM defense. No single player is a stud on defense in the lineup, maybe collsion, but if the team as a whole works together then it's effective. don't go off saying that that's the worst lineups defensively in basketball. let me name a few teams that are worse at defense than that lineup, the clippers, milwaukee, toronto, charlotte, PHOENIX, sacremento, atlanta, etc. these are all the teams that game up 100+ points a game. each team may have a good defender, but they as a whole do not play grear TEAM defense, atleast not good enough to hold their opponents under 100. I think that sonics are more than capable of playing good team defense. everyone knocks on Vlad's D, but they blow it out of proportion, he plays way better D than Leewis as he can gaurd most 3's and is stong enough to play a good number of 4's. don't getme wrong, i don't think they are stellar, but i think that as a team they can overcome not having a a bruce bown type player in the starting lineup.

I agree with you thought, i wouldn't mind a lewis for chandler trade.

but i'm being extremely optimistic that swift and petro can develop in 2 years and we'll be fine with those cheaper twin towers blocking shot left and right.

Anonymous said...

It seems that Vlade is still dead set on wanting to be a starter. Our team is best with Nick starting at the 4 so I still don't see how this issue can be resolved without a trade. Our center position is still the weakest part of the team so I like the idea of Vlade for Magloire or Chandler or any other quality big man who can block shots, rebound & play with some heart unlike JJ. The idea of going into the season with Swift and Potapenko or Davis at the 5 just scares me. At some point for us to get over the top we've got to find a big man who can at least hold his own against the likes of Duncan, Stoudamire, Garnett etc...

cradle said...

wow aparently you also didn't read his post clearly. i think he mentioned something around the idea of "team" defense. yet you want to go out and trade away you 3rd best player for a slouch named magloir. trust me magloire is not a shot blocker. he's a center but not a shot blocker.

collison won'y start. i think he'll be accepting of the 6th man role more than Vlad. make both sides happy and let them play together sometimes. Vlad = 35 mins, collison = 25-30 mins. it should be fine

filthy mcgreedy said...

If that's the case, then sign, Vlady, sign!

Anonymous said...

I'm all for keeping Vlade but only if he signs the long term deal. I would have a hard time rooting for a guy who's not really happy here & who you know is gone at the end of the year.

LewsTherin said...

Well, if Valade knows he's gone next year, he will at least play a lot harder THIS year...like James at the end of the season. I think he needs to realise too, that he's way too good coming off the bench and should continue to come off the bench. We had so much success last year, because of our great bench...As long as he gets starter minutes and pay, and the team does well, he should be content and quit whining.

If we get Davis, i think he would be serviceable for at aleast a couple of years at starting center. I know he's old, but he doesnt have to play 40 minutes a game, he can split it with potap and swift...that would still be better than James.

CaseDuck said...

Has anyone actually seen Dale Davis play in the last few years. You're fooling yourselves thinking that he can still be a starting center. And Ak is right: a starting lineup of Nick Collison, Vladimir Radmanovic, Rashard Lewis, Ray Allen, & Luke Ridnour would get abused on D by every single decent team in the West.

JDWags said...

Why waste time playing an old war horse at center. This team should be better in a couple years if Ray Allen can stay healthy. Give this year's centertime to someone who will play in a few years. If it takes getting rid of Radman or Lewis for a quality basket defender/rebounder ala Tyson Chandler, do it. Our bigs now are tough physically, but we have no one who gets up and defends the hoop when the peremeter defense gets beat. In my mind, the lack of a basket guarding big man is the Sonics more glaring weakness, by far.

Anonymous said...

I agree the center position is by far the most glaring weakness on the team. The thought of going into the season with Swift playing 15-20 minutes a game is scary to me. If the Supes truly wanna compete with the top etchelon teams in the west like the Spurs with Duncan & the Suns with Stoudamire then they've got to get creative & find a way to get a quality big man in here. Potapenko or D.Davis is not gonna cut it.

Anonymous said...

Ironic that after the Sonics deny that they are hoarding white players they hire a coach (Weiss) whose very name means white.

Anonymous said...

Huh ? What the heck are you talking about ?

Blanco said...

weiss = white

Anonymous said...

What's your point ?

Anonymous said...

I agree that Dale Davis is not the answer to all our problems but he's still a better option than Potapenko or Swift.

DOGNUTZZZZZZZZZ said...

Fritz Pollard in the hall of fame. Yeah baby another point in proving that we will be and always have been the best to ever play the sport of football.

DOGNUTZZZZZZZZZ said...

CRACKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!

DOGNUTZZZZZZZZZ said...

Just the fact that Vlade likes the hiring of Wiess, shows me he's a pussy, whos never going to play a lick of defense. He didn't like Nate because Nate took 'no shit'. I can imagine Vlad sittin there at his locker, with those girlie ass braids in his hair cryin like a bitch because the mean black man yelled at me and is tryin to make me play defense. Vlade is a scrub who only wants to play offense, well if he only wants to play half tha game, he should only get half the money, and he damn sure shouldn't start.

Honkie Tonkie said...

Good point DogNadzz, those braids were probably the last straw for Nate.