Former King Chris Webber evaluates Sacramento’s roster and offseason moves
Sacramento Kings legend Chris Webber evaluates his former team’s roster and offseason moves. For Webber, he likes what the organization has done this summer.
The Kings haven’t made the playoffs since the 2005-2006 season. Last year, they came close as they finished ninth place. Analysts saw it as a tangible sign that the young squad comprised of De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, and Marvin Bagley III have something brewing up in Sacramento. They believe that the Kings need more experience and a few more tweaks to their roster to turn them into contenders.
This summer, the Kings re-signed Harrison Barnes to a four-year deal. They also acquired veteran forward Trevor Ariza to a two-year deal. For Webber, he’s very pleased with the organization’s moves. In an interview with Jason Jones of the Athletic, Webber shared his thoughts on the Ariza signing.
“Anytime you bring (Trevor) Ariza in, you’re going to have — if he plays here three years, the length of what he leaves here, helping guys out is going to be much longer than he plays here. If he plays five years, it’s going to last 10 years because the guy he teaches are going to keep sharing that and I love that.”
He commended Barnes for his professionalism. But more importantly, Webber noted that it’s important for the Kings to help their young guns grow as it’s all about them moving forward. The Kings have done exactly that with their big moves this summer.
Time will only tell if the Kings qualify for the playoffs for the first time in more than a decade. But from the looks of it, they have a pretty good chance.