They tried to trade Gary Payton.
They tried to trade Vin Baker.
They wanted to get something valuable in return to put around Rashard Lewis and Desmond Mason.
None of it happened.
And now, the Seattle SuperSonics are in the odd, and some say unenviable,
position of trying to mix the past with the future in the combustible present.
It's a tricky equation to balance because the Sonics, who have missed the
playoffs twice in the past three seasons, have to be careful to ...
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