02.24.05

Time Out : Sixers Get C-Webb

Posted in Basketball at 12:51 am by

Philadelphia were the lucky recipients of Chris Webber and his 21.3 PPG, 9.7 and 5.5 assists Wednesday night, along with reserve forwards Matt Barnes and Michael Bradley. In exchange, Sacramento received the disgruntled F Kenny Thomas, free agent flop Brian Skinner and Razorback Corliss Wiliamson, along with $62 million in relief from the last 3 years of Webber’s deal.

It would be safe to say that Allen Iverson has never been paired with a player of Webber’s pedigree. It would be equally easy to claim that Philly gave up relatively little to get the gimpy, 31 year old 5-time All-Star, other than the obligation to cover Webber’s future paychecks. That Sacramento would so gladly give up one of the franchise’s signature players speaks volumes about Webber’s otherwise immoveable contract, if not Geoff Petrie’s confidence that the Kings have enough weapons to contend without the Fab Five’s most famous member.

2 Responses to “Time Out : Sixers Get C-Webb”

  1. Chuck Meehan says:

    Sixers just moved Glenn Robinson for Jamal Mashburn and Rodney Rogers. With the potential Webb gimpiness, Iversons periodic naggers
    and Mashburn, with usual Philly hard luck, watch the Sixers end up with the all-time best injury reserve team…

  2. CSTB says:

    I hear ya, Chuck, but that Philly got any live bodies for Robinson is kind of amazing.

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