Webber’s first 5 seasons saw plenty of ups and downs, a typical sign of an unsettled player and a poorly constructed support network. During an amazing season, in which he won the Rookie of the Year Award and led Golden State to a playoff berth, Webber constantly clashed with Warriors head coach Don Nelson. This lead to a trade that saw him go to Washington. Despite him averaging 20.9 points, 9.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists in Washington, whilst at the franchise, Webber only made one trip to the playoffs and was snapped up by the Jordan-led Bulls in 1997.
With the great Larry Johnson at his shoulder, Mourning quickly became one of the best centers in the NBA with the Charlotte Hornets hitting a fantastic period of success. However, they were forced to trade him due to them not being able to complete the $13 million per season contract he demanded.