Kings Should Remember Webber and Trade for Bosh

December 30th, 2009 by Benjamin Klein Leave a reply »
If the Sacramento Kings are serious about competing for an NBA championship in a loaded NBA Western Conference they should remember the past success of the Chris Webber deal and aggressively pursue Toronto Raptors superstar Chris Bosh.

Kings shooting guard Kevin Martin, swing man Donte Greene, center Spencer Hawes and the Kings 1st round pick in the 2010 NBA draft might be enough to entice the Raptors to relinquish the enigmatic Bosh.

In 1998 Sacramento Kings General Manager Geoff Petrie shocked the NBA world by trading for Washington Bullets superstar power Chris Webber. Webber himself was shocked, initially bemoaning the trade. However Webber quickly reestablished his floundering reputation by helping make the Kings a regular in the playoffs and eventually signed a long-term contract.

Fast-forward and Petrie is currently in the middle of rebuilding the Kings into a contender for the second time. And like in 1998, an opportunity to reshape the franchise is within grasp.

Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo knows that Bosh is leaving following this season as an unrestricted free agent and there is nothing he can do to prevent that. Losing Bosh ...

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