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Sonics sign Glyniadakis, adding depth to thin frontcourt

SEATTLE -- Thin in the frontcourt, the Seattle SuperSonics
signed free agent center Andreas Glyniadakis on Sunday.

To make room on the roster, Seattle waived guard
Kareem Rush,
who the Sonics hoped would provide scoring off the bench. Rush
could not overcome a groin injury sustained in training camp.

The 7-foot-1 Glyniadakis was with the Atlanta Hawks during the
preseason and averaged 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds in five
preseason games. Last year, Glyniadakis played in the NBA
Development League with both Roanoke and Albuquerque. He averaged
10.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 39 games, and scored 21 points for
Albuquerque in the league's championship game.

Glyniadakis was originally a second-round draft pick of Detroit
in 2003. Glyniadakis played professionally in Greece from
1998-2005.

Seattle lost center Robert Swift for the season with a knee
injury in the next-to-last preseason game. Rookie center
Mouhamed Sene also sprained his ankle on opening night.

Rush signed with Seattle before the start of training camp. Last
year, Rush played in 47 games for Charlotte and averaged a
career-high 10.1 points.