Is that window still open?
Looks sealed to us. Face it: Chris Webber's unfortunate knee injury in the playoffs robbed the Kings of their last best shot. Getting Brad Miller was a fair response to the tough guys out West, but the Kings, top to bottom, are no longer the NBA's most talented team. Any long-shot hope hangs on the health of CWebb, who's averaged just 62 games the last five years. But even if he's fit, Sacto's probably on the outside looking in. Got a sweater?
Bibby needs to re-emerge as the star who surfaced in the '02 playoffs -- and he can. But CWebb, who's been a 20/10 guy for five straight years, has to raise his game even higher when he returns. Now, how's he going to do that?
No East team has won at ARCO since March 3, 2002.
Maloofs now treat this as a business; it will show on the court.