Wednesday, November 09, 2005

MY VERSION OF A SONICS ROTATION

The constant grip of Sonics fans right now is that the team has no consistent rotation. I thought I would post what I would build around if I was the head coach. Obviously, this would just be a framework and their would be some flexibility. I bold faced the substitutions that Would be fixed and inflexible.


Time 1 2 3 4 5
Start Luke Allen Lewis Evans Vitaly
6:00 Vlady
4:00
Wilkins Collison

2nd Q Brun Wilkins
VladyFortson Collison
10:00
Allen
6:00 Luke
Lewis Vlady Vitaly

3rd Q Luke Allen Lewis Evans Vitaly
6:00 Vlady
4:00
Wilkins Collison

4th Q Brun
Allen Vlady Fortson Collison
8:00
Lewis
6:00 Luke
5:00 Vlady


TOTAL MIN
Luke 36 Allen38 Lewis 38 Reggie 12 Vitaly 19
Brunson 12Wilkins 8 Vlady 10 Vlady 24 Collison 29
Fortson 12


That is what I would do. Let me know how you would change it

26 comments:

AK1984 said...

The Seattle Supersonics pretty much needs a mild overall in regards to its roster. For the time being, however, Bob Weiss should establish a set rotation like the following:

FIRST QUARTER/THIRD QUARTER
6 Minutes
C: Johan Petro
PF: Reggie Evans
SF: Rashard Lewis
SG: Ray Allen
PG: Luke Ridnour
2 Minutes
C: Nick Collison
PF: Vladimir Radmanovic
SF: Rashard Lewis
SG: Ray Allen
PG: Luke Ridnour
4 Minutes
C: Nick Collison
PF: Vladimir Radmanovic
SF: Damien Wilkins
SG: Ray Allen
PG: Rick Brunson
SECOND QUARTER/FOURTH QUARTER
Four Minutes
C: Johan Petro
PF: Reggie Evans
SF: Damien Wilkins
SG: Ronald Murray
PG: Rick Brunson
Two Minutes
C: Johan Petro
PF: Reggie Evans
SF: Rashard Lewis
SG: Ray Allen
PG: Luke Ridnour
Six Minutes
C: Nick Collison
PF: Vladimir Radmanovic
SF: Rashard Lewis
SG: Ray Allen
PG: Luke Ridnour
DNP—COACH'S DECISION
C: Vitaly Potapenko
PF: Danny Fortson
INACTIVES
C: Mikki Moore
C: Robert Swift (NBDL)
PG: Mateen Cleaves

Come December 15th, which is when players who have signed new contracts this past off-season can be traded elsewhere, General Manager Rick Sund ought to ship off the recently re-signed center Vitaly Potapenko and the recently signed center Mikki Moore; they are each relatively untalented post players who are tied into two-year contracts that are going to put a burden upon the salary cap next season.

Sund should attempt to trade both of them to a team such as the Toronto Raptors -- especially since that Rob and Pete Babcock aren't known as the smartest front office personnel members in the NBA -- for the expiring contract of power forward Aaron Williams and second-year power forward Pape Sow.

Anyhow, I've made it very, very clear regarding my feelings about small forward Rashard Lewis, power forward Danny Fortson, and center Robert Swift; unfortunately, their craptastic play -- which, concerning Lewis, is relative to his fellow NBA All-Stars (e.g., Boston Celtic small forward Paul Pierce; Sund might have, conceivably, been able to acquire Pierce during this past off-season for the three aforementioned players . . .) -- is going to sway damn near everyone to my side of the arguement. In the end, ultimately, Fortson should've been moved when his stock was at its highest, which is a time that's far away in the past; yet, Fortson could, nevertheless, be traded for a below-average post-player with an expiring contract—like center Scot Pollard of the Indiana Pacers.

Anonymous said...

Here's my breakdown.

Allen and Lewis you can write down for 36 minutes.

Radman takes 12 at SF and 20 at PF. Evans takes 20 at PF. Collison takes 8 at PF, and 20 at Center. Fortson plays as long as he can at Center, averaging around 15 because of foul trouble, like last year. That leaves 13 minutes for Pot and Petro.

Ridnour takes 30 minutes at PG. Murray takes the remaining 10 at PG. Allen takes 8 minutes at PG when Wilkins is on the floor. That leaves 20 minutes at shooting guard for Wilkins.

So,

PG: Ridnour 30, Murray 10, Allen 8
SG: Allen 28, Wilkins 20
SF: Lewis 36, Radman 12
PF: Evans 20, Radman 20, Collison 8
C: Pot/Petro 13, Collison 20, Fortson 15

Obviously this will change nightly, but that would be my ideal minute breakdown.

Myk said...

Ak,

you have neve said what we are clearing cap space for? Who in your estimation would we be able to use that cap space on?

Anonymous said...

The only real concern I have with Locke's rotation is putting Ridnour out there for 12 minutes straight in the first and third quarters. He might be able to do that after he gets back on track but right now I think it is too much mentality. I'd prefer not to go over 8 minutes at a time with Luke. But the overall minute distribution looks ok.

Myk said...

I think with the trade options we should see if the Clippers (and Vlad I suppose) would be interested in a Vlade for Chris Wilcox trade.

I am not sure if the salaries match up but Wilcox is a RFA next year and I think he would be a good addition to the team at PF

Thoughts?

Biggie said...

Who wants to bet money that Portland will finish with a better record than the Sonics. When you guys open your windows up here do you hear that sound too, it is everyone in PO laughing at us, and they are laughing hard!!

Myk said...

Wow Portland beat NY and Atl, those sure are some quality wins..

Biggie said...

Myk,

Put your money where your mouth is.

Sonic EJ said...

Myk,

The Sonics are one point in the T-Wolves game away from 0-4. The Sonics are a crap team this year. Portland does not have to be very good to be better than the Sonics. I think 30 wins gets it done.

Sonic EJ said...

BTW myk, about your trade idea. I think the Sonics need less ex-Clippers. Brunson and Moore are about all I can take. However, any trade involving Vlade is a good trade in my mind. I want to fire the guy for talking S*** in the media.

Lets put together a package of like Rashard, Luke, and Danny and see if Danny Ainge will bite for Paul Pierce and some garbage.

Myk said...

EJ,
Why would the Celtics trade Pierce for inferior players? They apparently had a trade on the table of Andre Miller and Nene for Pierce and didn't bite. If they won't take that then I am pretty sure the Sonics don't have much that would get Ainge excited

Myk said...

I think we need to see how the team does after that long road trip. I may be wrong about the Sonics but I agree that it might be a race to 30 between Portland and Seattle at that point it is really a crap shoot

Sonic EJ said...

Myk,

I think Rashard, Luke, and Danny is the better offer. Ainge has tried to hide it but he is building for like 2 years from now and wants to move Pierce. Lewis is a younger all-star than Pierce and the Celtics need a young PG. Danny makes the deal work money wise. What better offers are they going to get???


Locke,

Would the Sonics have to wait untill Dec. 15th to make this offer???

RUSSIAN B said...

Sonic ej,

Locke has brains of potato, why ask questions to him? Ask a russian we know everything to know for basketball.

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Myk said...

You really think that Rashard and Luke was a better package than Andre Miller and Nene? Miller might never get back to his stats as a Cleveland Cav, but he is a much better point than Luke and Nene by all accounts is a good young PF (doesn't every team want that)?

NateRob1 said...

Trade Luke for Nate Robinson!!!!!

Nate is afraid of nobody and can will his team to victory unlike Luke!!!!

Myk said...

Naterob,

You are an idiot..

NateRob1 said...

myk,

I don't agree with all your points as well. If you have nothing positive to say don't say it

NateRob1 said...

Myk,

Trade Vlade for Chris Wilcox. Who the hell is Wilcox? That is a great trade! Well thought out suggestion!!LOLOLO!!!!

mak1024 said...

I don't understand why Vlady hasnt been playing 30-32 mins a night on a consistent basis. We all know that he has a potential of becoming that 3rd option.
Weiss said that he wants vlady to step up and be that scorer. Well, in the first 3 games, he only played vlady for 15 or so minutes. For a scorer, that's just not enough. Those kinda minutes can be enough for a non scorer like Evans but scorers need mins.

NateRob1 said...

Myk,

If I'm an idiot about the Nate for Luke trade that must mean you are brain dead for the Vlade for Wilcox trade. LOL!!!

NateRob1 said...

Chris Wilcox the next great Power forward for your Seattle Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuperssssssooonnnniccsss!!!!!!!!


LOLOLOLOLOLIOLIOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!

Biggie said...

I think MYK is a moron, BUT, I would trade Vlade for Wilcox in a heartbeat, he was a stud at maryland he comes from a great college program he has a national championship under his belt and he's not a wussy like radmanovic.

Biggie said...

I would also trade Luke for Nate in a heartbeat, Nate isn't a wimp and can take it to the basket with the best of them unlike Mr. Soft in the center like a skittle Ridnour.

Sonic EJ said...

Locke,

Regarding the Statistical Revolution that you have talked about on Locked On Sports for years and is now getting national recognition:

I have listened to so much +/- talk in last few days I want to go crazy. What is the deal with this stat? It seems to me like the single most overrated way of evaluating a players production. In fact I think it is a way to cop out of actually watching and understanding basketball.

Here is my big complaint with the +/- stat. It in no way takes into account what the other team is doing. For example, if Flip Murray is shutting down his man and moving the ball on offense…just generally playing well…His +/- can still be horrible if at the same time Tim Duncan is dominating Reggie Evans and the game. If you were to only look at Flips +/- then you would think he had a horrible game when maybe he played pretty well. This is all totally hypothetical. Flip has played really bad so far this year and maybe the +/- is good to show, in extreme cases, how bad someone is really playing. I think the average +/- for the team should be brought up more often so we can use it as a reference.


What is the +/- for the whole team so far this year?

What is the average +/- of the players on the team through the first 4 games?

If a team loses by 40 but a players pro-rated 48 minutes +/- is -10 isn’t that a great +/-?