Originally Posted by Spence
But that year is important to the Kings, especially considering how well the Kings played without Webber last year.
What is a draft pick going to do? With Webber and Iverson together in Philly, you're talking about a late round pick. Pretty much no different from a second round pick. What's the point? That moron Thomas was boasting last night about how he got two first round picks out of the Spurs in his deal. Buford and Poppovich must have been laughing their asses off. So the Knicks got the 30th [or thereabouts] pick in the draft for the next two years. Would you trade two final picks in the first round for Nazr Muhammad? No and neither would I. Nobody would except Zeke, apparently.
The Kings were going to finish in second place in the Pacific and lose in the second round of the playoffs if they kept Webber. They'll do the same without him and improve team chemistry.
I agree with you on the draft picks. Pretty much no value. But I'm saying at least as a throw in. I mean it couldnt hurt. Webber will prolly go down with an injury soon, so you never know. And yes Isiah has prolly become the worst GM in the history of the NBA. And thats saying alot considering Wes Unseld among others have been GM's.
The year the contracts come off the books is when Peja becomes a FA so Im sure this trade was made with that kind of flexibility in mind.
As I stated in another thread as a Laker fan I always hated it when Webber was hurt cuz I felt the Kings were better against us without him.
I guess when you cant get much when you trade one of the best centers ever then I guess I cant expect for the Kings to get much for an aging "Power" Foward who had become a cancer in the locker room.