Sonics sign Glyniadakis, adding depth to thin frontcourt

Updated: November 5, 2006, 2:32 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- Thin in the frontcourt, the Seattle SuperSonics signed free agent center Andreas Glyniadakis on Sunday.

To make room on the roster, Seattle waived guard Kareem Rush, who the Sonics hoped would provide scoring off the bench. Rush could not overcome a groin injury sustained in training camp.

The 7-foot-1 Glyniadakis was with the Atlanta Hawks during the preseason and averaged 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds in five preseason games. Last year, Glyniadakis played in the NBA Development League with both Roanoke and Albuquerque. He averaged 10.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 39 games, and scored 21 points for Albuquerque in the league's championship game.

Glyniadakis was originally a second-round draft pick of Detroit in 2003. Glyniadakis played professionally in Greece from 1998-2005.

Seattle lost center Robert Swift for the season with a knee injury in the next-to-last preseason game. Rookie center Mouhamed Sene also sprained his ankle on opening night.

Rush signed with Seattle before the start of training camp. Last year, Rush played in 47 games for Charlotte and averaged a career-high 10.1 points.

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