Sixers officially waive Chris Webber
Philadelphia 76ers President Billy King announced today that the Sixers have waived forward Chris Webber. The team and player agreed to a buyout. Webber's contract was going to run out after the 2007-08 season.
A five-time NBA All-Star selection (1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003), Webber ranks 70th all-time on the NBA scoring list with 16,661 career points while playing with four teams: Golden State (1993-94), Washington (1994-98), Sacramento (1998-2005) and Philadelphia (2005-07). The 14-year NBA veteran owns career averages of 21.4 points, 10.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.48 steals per game in 779 career regular season games and in 64 career playoff games, averaged 20.9 points, 9.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.20 steals per game.
Acquired by the 76ers on Feb. 23, 2005, along with Michael Bradley and Matt Barnes from Sacramento in exchange for Brian Skinner, Kenny Thomas and Corliss Williamson, Webber averaged 17.9 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.29 steals per game in 114 games with the Sixers.
Webber yesterday, speaking to ESPN, said that there are five teams he hopes to sign with: the Lakers, Heat, Mavs, Spurs or Pistons. He is officially a free agent and as per normal NBA rules can sign with any team that offers him a valid contract.