There were several glimpses of promise during his short appearance this year. He fits with the Sonics much more than Johan Petro, and seems to be a smarter player than Petro. I think he is bulked up enough to compete with other centers in this league. But I think his biggest improvement needs to come on the offensive end, scoring and rebounding wise. If Swift can stay healthy and pull down 8 rebounds a game next season, then the Sonics actually might be legit contenders.
For some odd reason, despite the injuries, I have a secret desire for Robert Swift to stay a Sonic and succeed. I just think he's to much of a talent to even think of letting go. The obvious key to Swift's future is his ability to stay healthy. If he is able to stay healthy, more fans will get to see why he was an NBA lottery pick. But that is a big "if". And that's what Robert Swift's season or entire career has been, a big fat "if".
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