When Webber Went to Washington
The tenure of forward Chris Webber with the Bullets/Wizards.
1994-95Nov. 8: Word gets out that the Bullets are talking to the Golden State Warriors about a trade that would bring forward Chris Webber to Washington.
Nov. 17: Acquired from Golden State for Tom Gugliotta and first-round draft choices in 1996 (used to select Todd Fuller), 1998 and 2000. The Bullets also signed Juwan Howard, their first-round draft choice in 1994 and Webber's teammate at the University of Michigan.
Nov. 19: Webber and Howard debuted in 103-102 loss to the Celtics at USAir Arena.
Dec. 22: Suffered dislocated left shoulder at Golden State. Missed 19 games.
Bullets record: 21-61
1995-96March 24-April 19: Recorded triple-doubles against Lakers, Hornets and Magic in 14 games.
Oct. 9: Signed six-year contract worth about $58.5 million.
Oct. 17: Re-injured left shoulder in preseason game against Bulls.
Oct. 21: Dislocated left shoulder again in preseason game against the Pacers.
Nov. 30: Returned to lineup.
Dec. 15: Scored then-career-best 37 points in win over the Lakers.
Dec. 27: Scored career-best 40 points, in addition to recording 10 rebounds, 10 assists in win over Golden State.
Dec. 29: Re-injured left shoulder after falling in overtime of 127-120 victory over the Knicks.
Bullets record: 39-43
Feb. 1: Underwent season-ending surgery on left shoulder.
Nov. 20: Totaled 34 points, 13 rebounds and 7 blocked shots in 56 minutes of double-overtime loss to SuperSonics.
Feb. 9: Participated in NBA All-Star Game for the first time.
April 14: Grabbed a career-best 21 rebounds against 76ers.
April 20: Totaled 23 points, 17 rebounds in 85-81 victory at Cleveland that gave Bullets first playoff berth since 1987-88.
Bullets record: 44-38
May 1: Wizards eliminated by Chicago Bulls, three games to none, in the first round of the NBA playoffs.
April 21: Named NBA player of the week for averaging 22 points and 15.3 rebounds, while Bullets won last four games.
1997-98September 1997: Named to U.S. team for 1998 World Basketball Championships.
Jan. 20: Arrested by Prince George's County police and charged with assault, marijuana possession and six traffic offenses after he allegedly resisted arrest by officers who had stopped him on suspicion of speeding and were trying to take him into custody.
Wizards record: 42-40
Jan. 27: Webber and guard Rod Strickland were not among reserves for Eastern Conference all-star team. Webber was averaging 21.9 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.
Feb. 2: Strained right shoulder in game against Detroit. Missed eight games.
Feb. 24: Returned to lineup, scored season-best 36 points in 124-112 victory over Rockets.
March 17: Had 26 points, 10 rebounds against Nuggets, but missed jumper late in game. Wizards 90-89 loss gave Denver an 8-59 record.
March 22: Punctuates 102-100 overtime victory at New Jersey by glowering at fans after the final buzzer and making a slicing motion across his throat.
April 1: Limited to 13 points in 40 minutes of 112-91 loss to 76ers at MCI Center.
April 6: Montgomery County police said they are investigating a woman's allegations of sexual assault involving Webber and Howard. No charges have been filed against either player.
April 18: Had 27 points, 13 rebounds against the Celtics as the Wizards the ended season with their fourth straight victory. It gave them a 42-40 record and kept playoff hopes alive.
April 19: The Nets beat the Pistons to claim eighth, and final, Eastern Conference playoff spot.
April 24: Webber denies the charge he was on marijuana during the January traffic stop.
May 7: Webber tells The Washington Post he's a new man and wants to stay in Washington.
May 8: Webber is given a jury trial on assault charges filed after the January traffic stop.
May 11: Lost driving privileges in Maryland for 120 days for refusing to take a blood test after the traffic stop Jan. 20.
May 14: Traded to Sacramento Kings for Mitch Richmond and Otis Thorpe.
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