Sonics at a glance

Updated: October 26, 2004, 12:48 PM ET
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Fantasy tip
Ray Allen
Warning! The drafting of any Sonic besides Ray Allen or Rashard Lewis could be hazardous to your fantasy health.

These guys can shoot, especially Ray Allen, but when your leading rebounder pulls down fewer than seven balls per game, wins are going to be hard to come by.

A healthy Nick Collison has to help, but the Sonics just don't have enough players willing to do the dirty work to win consistently. Expect some great individual scoring performances, from Sonics and opponents alike.

Roster analysis
The starters: They score, but they don't win. No defense, maybe?

Pos. Player Comment Grade*
PF Danny Fortson There's no frontcourt without him. Only banger on roster 6
SF Rashard Lewis Chucking more threes than ever to fit McMillan's offense 8
C Vitaly Potapenko A big man who doesn't rebound. Bad combination 6
SG Ray Allen Sonics haven't made playoffs since he arrived 8
PG Luke Ridnour Time to show he can handle the point ... and Allen 6
BENCH This is all you need to know: Nick Collison is on the bench. Okay, well tell you more: so are Vladimir Radmanovic and prepster Robert Swift. 5
*-out of 10