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Ian Thomsen
January 22, 2007
On Chris Webber (right), 33, whose contract was bought out by the 76ers and who said he would sign with the Pistons this week:
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January 22, 2007

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On Chris Webber (right), 33, whose contract was bought out by the 76ers and who said he would sign with the Pistons this week:

"If he could accept not being the focal point, then he could help an established team. He can still make the jump shot, he can pick and pop, he has that little jump hook, and he's still one of the best-passing big men in the game. The problems are on defense—his lateral movement isn't what it used to be—and offensively when he doesn't get to touch the ball a lot, because then he feels the need to score when he finally does get it. If he could put aside that instinct to post big numbers and instead be a passer who sets up other guys, then he could make a positive impact on a contender's second unit while taking advantage of opposing backup players."

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