Best trades in Sacramento Kings history: Spud Webb ups his game in a big way
We start things off in Atlanta, who interestingly enough, is also the team the Kings have traded with the most in team history as well as the team they have traded with most recently. The two franchises have exchanged assets a total of 16 times, the last of which happened in August when the Kings acquired Tristan Thompson in a three-team deal that sent out Delon Wright.
Though they’ve enjoyed a healthy trade partnership in the past, Sacramento absolutely fleeced Atlanta when they acquired Spud Webb and Lawrence Funderburke for the once-promising rookie Travis Mays. The famous 5-foot-6 Webb enjoyed the best four-year stretch of his career with the Kings, averaging 13.7 points and 6.7 assists per game. Funderburke would also go on to be a quality bench piece before suffering what was essentially a career-ending Achilles injury. Mays, meanwhile, would be out of the league after his third season.
- Sacramento received: 31.0 future win shares
- Atlanta received: 0.3 future win shares
This trade went down in the midst of Sacramento’s eight-year playoff streak in 2003. Darius Songaila would only spend two seasons with the Kings, but he is certainly the best player Sacramento has ever managed to steal away from Boston. Songaila enjoyed eight years in the association, the first two of which came with the Kings. His box score statistics weren’t one to pop off the page, but he was a serviceable big man nonetheless.
Brandon Hunter, on the other hand, struggled to establish a foothold in the league and would never play again following his sophomore season. Greene held on for a respectably long time, doing one-year stints with four different teams as well as a year spent playing overseas in the Netherlands and another spent in the G League. But for a score-first guard, he never averaged more than 3.2 points per game and ultimately retired after being released by the Nets in 2011.
- Sacramento received: 6.9 future win shares
- Boston received: 0.3 future win shares