Top 10 Players Sacramento Kings of All-Time

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3. Chris Webber

Seasons w/ the Kings

7 (1998-2005)

Stats w/ the Kings

23.5 PPG, 10.6 RPG, 4.8 APG, 3.0 Stocks, 47.3 FG%

Webber was a great player for the Kings, who played his best years in the league with the Kings. He was the NBA Rebounding Champ in 1999, and became a 4x All Star. Like Richmond, Webber was selected to the All-NBA Second Team three times. When you think of the Kings, usually Chris Webber’s name will come to your mind. To me, Webber was the most talented King, who always put up solid numbers against the best of the best. With the Kings, Webber averaged about 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 assists per game while playing on one of the greatest NBA teams in NBA history that didn’t win a championship; alongside the previously mentioned Mike Bibby, Peja Stojakovic and Mike Bibby. If it wasn’t for Robert Horry and his ridiculously clutch/lucky shots, Webber would probably be an NBA champion, and I really believe that. I was a huge fan of those early 2000 Kings squads so I am little biased in this ranking but I do genuinely think he deserves a top 3 spot.

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2. Jerry Lucas

Seasons w/ the Kings

7 (1963-1970)

Stats w/ the Kings

19.6 PPG, 19.1 RPG, 3.0 APG, 49.7 FG%

Lucas came to the Cincinnati Royals (same franchise) as a territorial draft pick after leading Ohio State to a national championship in 1960 and back-to-back appearances in the NCAA title game in 1961 and 1962. When Lucas came to the Royals and instantly dominated despite not having great size at 6’8” or great leaping ability, even proving himself to be a top rebounder in the NBA. He made six All-Star Game appearances as a Royal and was the NBA’s Rookie of the Year in 1963-64 after averaging 17.7 points and 17.4 rebounds per game and leading the league in field-goal accuracy with a 52.7 percent mark. Lucas was first-team All-NBA three times as a Royal and made the second team twice. Despite not ranking among the franchise’s top 10 in games played, Lucas is the second-leading rebounder in franchise history with 8,876 boards and his 9,107 points is seventh on the club’s all-time list. He is the franchise’s career leader in rebounds per game at 19.1 and his 19.6 points per game ranks eighth, while his career player efficiency rating (PER) with the Royals of 19.2 is fifth in franchise annals. Lucas was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980 and with a career 19/19/3, I gotta give him the second spot on this list.

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1. Oscar Robertson

Seasons w/ the Kings

10 (1960-1970)

Stats w/ the Kings

29.3 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 10.3 APG, 48.3 FG%

Do I even have to justify this ranking? The only player in NBA history to average a triple-double over an entire season, Robertson joined the Cincinnati Royals as the top pick in the 1960 NBA Draft out of the University of Cincinnati. Robertson went on to win Rookie of the Year honors in 1960-61 and was a 10-time All-NBA selection as a Royal, with nine of those appearances on the first team. He played in 10 All-Star Games in his 10 seasons in Cincinnati, as well, and was named the league’s Most Valuable Player in 1963-64, the only player in the history of the franchise to receive the honor. During Robertson’s second year in 1961-62, he led the league with 11.4 assists per game while also averaging 30.8 points and 12.5 rebounds a contest, a stat line that might the greatest in NBA history over the course of a season. Robertson is the franchise’s all-time leader in points (22,009) and assists (7,731). He also ranks third in games played (752) and rebounds (6,380). His PER of 25.0 is the tops in franchise history, as is his 29.3 points and 10.3 assists per game averages. As a Royal, Robertson led the NBA in scoring in 1967-68 with his 29.2 points per game average, twice led the league in free-throw percentage (85.3 percent in 1963-64 and 87.3 percent in 1967-68) and was a seven-time assists leader, including three straight seasons from 1963-64 through 1965-66. It’s not even close. The Big O takes the number one spot on this list and it’s not even close.

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