PF: Chris Webber
This front court. My goodness.
Chris Webber is probably the most legendary Sacramento King of all time. He was the best player on the best team’s that the franchise has seen in it’s 35 years in the Capital City, an All-Star regular and All-NBA Team mainstay.
He averaged 23.5 points per game in his six and a half years with the Kings, and even led the league in rebounding in his first season with the team. Webber led the team on deep playoff runs, one of which stalled completely when he went down with an injury.
The Kings went as Webber went. While his overall resume and accolades will keep him from being in any “greatest power forward of all time” discussion, he was certainly one of the most talented. Karl Malone, the second-leading scorer in NBA history, said so himself recently.
A player like Chris Webber would fit on nearly any team in nearly any era. He was smart, unselfish, and had plenty of power and explosiveness before knee injuries robbed him of his athleticism.
On our team, he would not only be one of the top scoring options but a front court facilitator as well. Webber was one of the best passing big men of all time, and having Fox work off of high-post screens from him and our yet-to-be-named starting center would be a thing of absolute beauty.
Webber was never known for being a lockdown defender, though he could hold his own in certain situations. If anything assignment gets too tough for him, we can always just throw Crazy Ron at them.