How Would Chris Webber Fit With The Dallas Mavericks?
Detroit or Dallas? That’s been Chris Webber’s dilemma for the last few weeks. Well, it appears C-Webb is leaning towards doing the Texas-two-step with Mark Cuban’s Mavericks. Let’s be clear. This is only a report. Nothing has been confirmed. However, it’s interesting to speculate on how the forward would fit in Dallas …
The Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that Chris Webber could soon sign with the :
So the Internet’s blowing up tonight (Sunday) with reports that an LA radio station has C-Webb, yes, Chris Webber, ready to sign a deal with the Mavericks, with the Mavs giving him the full mid-level exception, $5.36 million…hey, why not? might as well spend the thing, and C-Webb could become a signature add if his veteran body can hold up and if he’s ready to embrace a reserve role on a team led by a coach with unwavering championship aspirations.
My Quick Take:
Let’s be clear: this is only a report. Nothing has been confirmed. However, it’s interesting to speculate on how the forward would fit in
- Webber would instantly become
’ best passer. The forward’s exceptional dime-dropping abilities would add a new dimension to Coach Avery Johnson’s half-court sets. Dallas
- Webber, after knee surgery, was forced to extend his outside range. He possesses a deadly perimeter shot and would punish opposing defenses that tried to double-up on , , and Jerry Stackhouse.
- Webber’s now a perimeter, high-post player. How would he click with Nowitzki, who also likes to play off the left-side of the high post?
- Webber is a below average defender. Everyone on
has to play defense. No exceptions. It’s the Mavericks’ identity. So I’m not sure how Johnson would cope with Webber’s lackluster defense. Dallas
- Webber and Dallas have something in common: they both have had to deal with bitter losses. Remember, C-Webb’s infamous timeout in the NCAA Finals and subpar playoff performances with the Kings? Well, the Mavericks can relate after blowing a 2-0 lead in the 2006 NBA Finals and losing to the Warriors in the first round of the playoffs. Both Webber and Dallas have something to prove!
All things considered, C-Webb would make
How do you think Webber would fit with
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