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Kings' Petrie taking a big chance

Sacramento's blockbuster deal sending Chris Webber to the 76ers but Kings GM Geoff Petrie in a rare position: exposure to criticism.

Originally Published: February 23, 2005
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

It's not just a blockbuster trade. This one ranks as new-millennium NBA history.

Reason being:

It's a highly questionable deal for Sacramento's Geoff Petrie, and I can't remember ever saying that before.

Webber

Petrie didn't just end an era Wednesday night when he agreed to trade away the face of the Sacramento Kings' rise from laughingstocks to NBA elitists. By sending Chris Webber to Philadelphia for three forwards with long-term contracts, one of the ...

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