To create havoc in the middle, the Sonics rely on three rough-edged role players: Danny Fortson, Reggie Evans and Nick Collison.
For his own sake, more than anyone else's, we hope this is the time Vin Baker isn't lying to us.
Vin Baker is gone and has been quickly forgotten by the Sonics, who can now focus on hoops.
With a surprising playoff run, Gary Payton and the Sonics have perked up their latte-loving fans.
The Sonics are trying to get kids Rashard Lewis and Desmond Mason more involved, but it's not easy.
Gary Payton and Vin Baker came close to moving on on deadline day.
The unhappy power forwards in Seattle, Boston and Vancouver would like this deal.
Guys like Gary Payton and Vin Baker made keeping Paul Westphal as Seattle coach impossible.