Sonics 2008-2009 Roster

By Mike Baldwin Modified: July 2, 2008 at 2:06 pm •  Published: July 2, 2008
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VETERANS

F KEVIN DURANT, 19:(Signed through 2010). The Rookie of the Year averaged 20.3 points and 4.4 rebounds. Durant is the foundation for the future, a potential All-Star the Sonics will build around.


G JEFF GREEN, 21:(Signed through 2010). The No. 5 pick in last year's draft, Green (10.5 average) finished strong with a 15.4 average the last 10 games his rookie season. The Georgetown product is viewed as a cornerstone piece in the rebuilding process.

F NICK COLLISON, 27:(Signed through 2011). The former Kansas star averaged 9.8 points and led the team in rebounding (9.4). Because of his work ethic and leadership, Collison is the team's veteran leader.

F CHRIS WILCOX, 25:(Signed through 2009). The Sonics' second leading scorer (13.4) and third leading rebounder (7.0), Wilcox is an athletic 6-foot-10 power forward. He's one of few quality players on the roster.

PG EARL WATSON, 29:(Signed through 2010). The UCLA product averaged a career-best 6.8 assists in his first opportunity to be a full-time starter. He's a veteran but it's a position the Sonics would like to upgrade.

SG LUKE RIDNOUR, 27:(Signed through 2010). The Oregon product was hampered by injuries last season. He averaged only 6.4 points and 4.0 assists and 20 minutes. Since he has $13 million left on his contract he's a player the Sonics wouldn't mind trading.

PF DONYELL MARSHALL, 35:(Signed through 2009). He was obtained in a trade with Cleveland. With $5.9 million left on his contract, the Sonics might be forced to keep the 6-foot-9 UConn product but they would like to get younger.

SG MICKAEL GELABALE, 25:(restricted free agent). Averaged 4.3 points and 1.5 rebounds. Gelabale has some athleticism for a 6-foot-7 wing player but will have to improve to make a roster stocked full of wing players.

SF ADRIAN GRIFFIN, 33:(Signed through 2009). Acquired in a trade with Chicago, Griffin played very little. He is due $1.7 million but is on the bubble whether he will return.

C JOHAN PETRO, 22:(Signed through 2009). The Sonics only healthy center last season, Petro averaged 6.

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