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[Philly Daily News] Chris Webber bought out, now a free agent

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by jgreen91, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. jgreen91

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    http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/sports/16424148.htm

    Source: Webber reaches agreement on buyout
    By PHIL JASNER

    Chris Webber apparently has played his last game with the 76ers. A source told the Daily News late last night that Webber and the Sixers had agreed on the terms of a buyout of the remainder of his contract, and that the details could be finalized as soon as today.

    The source said that Webber, who will become a free agent, would give back less than $5 million in the deal. In his 14th NBA season, Webber is listed on the team's salary cap at $20,718,750 this season and is due $22,312,500 next season.

    The Daily News first reported about the potential buyout on Saturday.

    The deal will provide the Sixers with some salary-cap and luxury-tax relief and will clear a roster spot. Coupled with the release of rookie Steven Smith last week, the roster would stand at 13, two below the league limit.

    The deal, whenever it is finalized, comes on the heels of the Sixers' blockbuster trade last month that sent Allen Iverson and since-waived rookie Ivan McFarlin to the Denver Nuggets for Andre Miller, Joe Smith and two first-round draft choices.

    Webber, a five-time All-Star, was acquired from the Sacramento Kings on Feb. 23, 2005, with Michael Bradley and Matt Barnes in a trade for Kenny Thomas, Brian Skinner and Corliss Williamson. He appeared in 18 games this season and has been bothered recently by right ankle and foot problems; he did not appear in 10 of the last 13 games, including last night's 98-89 loss to the Detroit Pistons.

    He has averaged 11.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 30.2 minutes. He averaged 20.2 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 38.6 minutes in 75 games last season, his most appearances since 1990-2000, when he also made it into 75 games with the Kings.

    Asked earlier in the day about Webber's status, Sixers president/general manager Billy King said he will not comment to the media on players' contractual matters unless there is a change in status.

    Webber was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1993 draft, selected by the Orlando Magic and traded to the Golden State Warriors. He spent one season with the Warriors, four with Washington and six-plus with the Kings. He came into this season with career averages of 21.6 points, 10.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 761 games.
     
  2. A-Train

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    According to realgm, he has one year left on his contract.

    So, he won't count against the cap next year? If that's true, and with Joe Smith's contract coming off the books, they should have some cap room to work with in the offseason. Too bad this year's free agent class sucks...
     
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    They're waiting for Lebron, not this offseason, but the next.
     
  4. Deuce

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    C-Webb has one more year after this current season. His contract does not come off their salary cap this upcoming summer. But rather, the summer thereafter.

    The buyout is more about flushing away his attitude from that team.
     
  5. Amel

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    he's done!

    his legs can't do more

    CWebb please retire
     
  6. DonkeyMagic

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    didnt he avg almost 20 /10 last year?

    he still has some game left in him.
     
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    he averaged that selfishly
     
  8. Hayesfan

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    As long as he doesn't try to call any time outs... I am okay with him. ;)

    Of course we would need to get him into a fountain of youth like Deke and Howard, but hey now that we know the secret to that he could help... for the minimum I would say he's a bargain...

    my only negative thought to picking him up is, when Yao comes back... do you really need him anymore?
     
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    Source: Webber reaches agreement on buyout

    Do you guys think the Rockets should go after him to fill the PF hole?
     
  10. Easy

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    How can you be selfish with AI on your team? ;)
     
  11. tiger0330

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    CWEBB bought out

    Is Billy King an idiot, was CWebb that much of a cancer that he couldn't wait until next year to trade his expiring. They're rebuilding and are not going anywhere for at least few years until they can get a few more players.

    Maybe its me but I don't see the reason to but him out for nearly the max remaining on his contract.
     
  12. LFE171

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    for the min hell yeah, for anything over the MLE, hell no
     
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    It still gets them just under the lux tax threshold for next season. Maybe now the Rocks TE will be even more appealing.
     
  14. JuanValdez

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    I don't think he'd be worth much as an expiring contract. To match salaries, another team would have to send Philly $20 million in albatrosses. Maybe they'd have to sweeten the deal with draft picks, young players, or whatever, but the continued financial burden would be too big for Philly and the price another team would have to pay to get Philly to take $20 million in bad contracts would be too high. His contract is just too big to be of any use to anybody.
     

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