Top 10 Players Sacramento Kings of All-Time

Top 10 Players Sacramento Kings of All-Time

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Honorable Mentions:

20. Eddie Johnson

19. Brad Miller

18. Reggie Theus

17. Scott Wedman

16. Otis Birdsong

15. Tom Vab Arsdale

14. Wayne Embry

13. Maurice Stokes

12. Sam Lacey

11. Arnie Risen

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10. Mike Bibby

Seasons w/ the Kings

7 (2001-2008)

Stats w/ the Kings

17.6 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 5.4 APG, 1.4 Stocks, 43.9 FG%

Mike Bibby was a fantastic player in this league for some time, but his run with successful Kings teams in the early-to-mid 2000s was top-notch. His averages of 17.6 points, 5.4 assists and 3.2 rebounds show how consistent he was in Sac-Town. And over his final four full seasons in Sacramento, Bibby averaged 19.0 points, 5.6 assists and 3.4 rebounds. On the franchise leaderboard, Bibby is third in three-pointers (775), fifth in assists (2,580), fifth in steals (584), ninth in offensive win shares, 20th in scoring average (17.6) and 12th in assist average (5.4). More important than anything else is Bibby’s big shot in Game 5 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals. That carries more weight than any single statistic. He led one of the most exciting teams in NBA recent memory and arguably a top 5 team to never win a ring. Mike Bibby deserves a spot in the top 10.

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9. Bob Davies

Seasons w/ the Kings

7 (1948-1955)

Stats w/ the Kings

14.3 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 4.9 APG, 37.8 FG%

Bob Davies used a flashy style that was rare during the time in which he played. This guard was a magician with the ball, even earning the nickname “The Harrisburg Houdini” for his unorthodox game. Davies was named to four consecutive All-Star teams (1950-51 through 1953-54). However, he likely would have qualified for more had the game been in existence for the entirety of his career. He was first-team All-NBA/All-BAA for four straight years (1948-49 through 1951-52) and second-team All-NBA in 1952-53. Davies was also a key cog on the franchise’s only championship team (1951) and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1970. In terms of franchise standing, Davies is eighth in total assists (2,250), eighth in offensive win shares (35.4), ninth in total win shares (49.7) and eighth in win shares per 48 minutes (.148).

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8. Vlade Divac

Seasons w/ the Kings

6 (1998-2004)

Stats w/ the Kings

11.4 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 3.7 APG, 2.2 Stocks, 47.8 FG%

A huge portion of Divac’s standing on this list is due to his influence on the franchise. For one, he’s the greatest free-agent acquisition in Sacramento history. He also established himself as one of the top centers in the NBA.Throughout his six years with the team, Divac was a constant, only missing six games total. The Kings could count on his consistency and they could bank on his presence in the lineup every single night. His averages of 11.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.0 steals and a 99 defensive rating exemplify this all-around consistency. He was even named to the All-Star team in 2000-01, and he averaged a double-double with 14.3 points and 10.0 rebounds in 1998-99. Of course, Vlade also left his mark on the organization. He’s fifth in offensive rebounds (1,019), fifth in defensive rebounds (2,519), 10th in total rebounds (3,538), fifth in blocks (523), tied for sixth in blocks per game (1.2) and fourth in defensive win shares (20.9). He held his own against the likes of Shaquille O’Neal and Tim Duncan… if that doesn’t earn you a spot on this list, I don’t know what does!

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7. Peja Stojakovic

Seasons w/ the Kings

8 (1998-2006)

Stats w/ the Kings

18.3 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 2.0 APG, 1.1 Stocks, 46.1 FG%

Peja Stojakovic will be remembered for his crazy marksmanship and his movement without the ball, creating just enough space to get a good look which he usually converted. Peja parlayed his talent into star status for a period of time, earning the respect of Kings fans forever. He was honored with three straight All-Star appearances (2001-02 through 2003-04). Despite the his recognition for those three years, Stojakovic was never better than in the 2003-04 season. That year, he was second-team All-NBA. His 11.4 offensive win shares that campaign led the entire league. The same can be said of his 240 three-pointers and .927 free-throw percentage. He’s first in three-point field goals (1,070), seventh in defensive rebounds (2,051), eighth in steals (543), sixth in points (9,498), first in free-throw percentage (.893), fifth in effective field-goal percentage (.535), second in turnover percentage (9.3), seventh in offensive rating (114.7), fifth in offensive win shares (43.5), fourth in total win shares (59.8) and fifth in win shares per 48 minutes (.162). One could even argue he deserves to be higher on the list based on his placement in many categories in the team record books.

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