Sacramento Kings great Chris Webber has had the opportunity to get back in touch with his former franchise this past week thanks to his broadcasting of the Vegas Summer League. The relentless schedule has given Webber (among other analysts) little time to enjoy the perks of Vegas, but it has given them plenty of time to watch and scout potential NBA talent. It appears, as he spoke with 10 News’ Sean Cunningham, Webber has a favorite in Kings rookie Thomas Robinson:
“I hear (Robinson) is undersized and stuff; my scouting report is – whoever is saying that, they’re wrong, they don’t know what the hell they’re talking about,” Webber said. “This guy can attack the basket, he’s strong…He and DeMarcus are going to be great together.
“They could be one of the most formidable big men tandems in the game”
Blessed with an elite basketball IQ, I admit Webber’s analysis of players can sometimes be sporadic – but Webber does know one thing, and that’s how to play power forward in the NBA.
Robinson’s Summer League, which comes to a close today, has been up and down, but that’s to be expected from a player whose main asset isn’t scoring in the offensively driven league. Despite some of the low percentages, his hustle, desire and intangibles have been a welcome addition to the Kings franchise and the pairing of he and big man DeMarcus Cousins should undoubtedly, like Webber said, be a dynamic combination in the near future.