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Daily Roundup 10.18.06

Sometimes I sit and ponder the great mysteries of life.

Why, O Lord, why?

One more reason to look forward to November 6, 2006.

If you haven't read Kevin Pelton's blog of last night's action, well ... you should.

Check out the pic of Robert Swift on the front page of the team site today. No confirmation on whether or not he was trying out for a spot in the Alarm.

But from all accounts Big Red kicked mighty ass last night. Gary Washburn thought so.

"Did you see Robert Swift? Oh my God, I have never seen him play like that," Hill said. "He played with so much confidence. He hit free throws. He made positive moves. That's clearly the best I've ever seen him play.

"If he can give us anything close to that, that's going to make a big difference."

Let's hope so!

Weezy Movin' On Up

"I want to go to the playoffs this year," he said. "I went to a playoff game last year and sat in the stands, and now I want to be on the court. I am part of this team now, I will be for three years. I don't care what you say about me, we've got to win games. If it takes me getting in your (face) every day to get you playing good, then that's what we need."

Ouch. Who else besides me thinks Isaiah's going to be the first coach in the NBA to pull a Dennis Green once the season starts? Should be playing Q-Rich anyways.

I hate it when I aggravate my groin. It's not much more fun to have it aggravated for you, either, come to think of it.

Sonics guard Kareem Rush aggravated the partial tear in his groin during warmups at the team's open practice at Hazen High School on Tuesday. He is listed as day to day.

Ow! owowowowowowow!

So how do you suppose you take care of something like that? I know I'd probably be sitting at home feeling sorry for myself, sitting on an icebag the size of a pillow and praying that I don't sneeze.

From the "Get Used To It" File:

• Martell Webster, a former standout at Seattle Prep, had 25 points and former Husky Brandon Roy had 19 points and nine rebounds, but Portland fell to Golden State 124-120 in overtime.

Frank Hughes brings up the rear with a great story about Ray Allen with a bad headline.

“I think patience is going to be a lot shorter than it has been,” Allen said. “You have a great player in Nick (Collison) sitting there who has shown a desire to want to be better. As you get older you can’t make mistakes, and coaches have a shorter temper. Not only Bob, but we reiterate what he says so they hear it from both sides. What Bob says, we are in the locker room or on the bus saying the same thing: ‘I am not trying to be a jerk about this Johan or Swift, but these are the things that you need to do to help us win.’ ”

SI's NBA preview is out, we're 14th in the Western Conference. Last time we were picked that low we won 52 games.

Don't forget to watch here for the Sonics Season Preview which should be coming up in the next couple of days! Thanks to Scott for reminding me!