Basketball The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time  

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A list of the best Sacramento Kings of all time. The Sacramento Kings have moved cities more than any other team in NBA history. Joining the NBA in 1949 as the Rochester Royals, the team experienced success. The Royals won its only championship, defeating the New York Knicks in 1951. These early Rochester teams featured nine future Pro Basketball Hall of Famers like Arnie Risen, Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman. In 1957, the team left Rochester for Cincinnati.

In Cincinnati, Oscar Robertson established himself as one of the best players in basketball history. The team was a constant contender with Robertson averaging a triple double in some season and winning the MVP Award and was a nine-time All Star. But management broke up those great teams and the best players in team history ended up being traded away, as was Robertson.

After moving to Kansas City and changing its name to the Kings, the team moved to Sacramento in 1985. It took the Kings a while, but at the end of the 1990s, the Kings finally had its most prosperous period since its early days. Franchise icons like Chris Webber, Mike Bibby, Peja Stojakovic and Vlade Divac carried Sacramento as far as Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals in 2002. The Kings lost to the Lakers in that controversial series, but the players on that team remain some of the most beloved in Kings history.

This is a list of the best Sacramento Kings of all time. If you see someone who should be on this list and isn't, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think should be considered the best player in Royals/Kings history.

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671 114
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Oscar Robertson Point guard, Shooting guard

2
589 133
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Chris Webber Power forward, Center

3
402 133
Mitch Richmond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Mitch Richmond Shooting guard

4
490 185
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time

5
459 165
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Peja Stojakovic Small forward

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Nate Archibald Point guard

7
296 115
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Jerry Lucas Power forward, Center

8
333 93
Mike Bibby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Mike Bibby Point guard

9
298 73
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
bigulcards added Jason Williams Point guard

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331 135
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Vlade Divac Center

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199 69
Doug Christie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Doug Christie Shooting guard

12
139 91
Rudy Gay is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
surag added Rudy Gay Small forward

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143 57
Kevin Martin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Kevin Martin Shooting guard, Small forward

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108 78
Otis Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
wiabux added Otis Thorpe Power forward, Center

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151 80
Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
wiabux added Spud Webb Point guard

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johnny-hernandez added Bobby Jackson Point guard

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110 64
Brad Miller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Brad Miller Center

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118 79
Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Tyreke Evans Shooting guard, Small forward

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95 69
Wayman Tisdale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Wayman Tisdale Power forward, Center

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56 29
Hedo Türkoğlu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
CMCSS03 added Hedo Türkoğlu Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

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92 73
Reggie Theus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Reggie Theus Guard

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83 94
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
jessen-cheng added Rajon Rondo Point guard

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98 70
Jack Twyman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Jack Twyman Shooting guard, Small forward

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52 38
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
vince-bramich added Dražen Petrović Shooting guard

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65 60
Otis Birdsong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Otis Birdsong Point guard, Shooting guard

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90 65
Maurice Stokes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Maurice Stokes Power forward

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33 14
Kenny Smith is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
CMCSS03 added Kenny Smith Point guard

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59 47
Lionel Simmons is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
wiabux added Lionel Simmons Small forward

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65 56
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Sam Lacey Center

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21 24
LaSalle Thompson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
johnny-hernandez added LaSalle Thompson Power forward, Center

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28 27
Scot Pollard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
slaft added Scot Pollard Power forward, Center

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49 51
Arnie Risen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Arnie Risen Center

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45 38
Omri Casspi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Omri Casspi Small forward

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14 22
Eddie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Eddie Johnson Small forward

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40 43
Willie Cauley-Stein is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
little JP Tokoto added Willie Cauley-Stein Forward

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58 48
Scott Wedman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Scott Wedman Small forward

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42 7
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
DSteff23 added Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

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53 44
Wayne Embry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Wayne Embry Center

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19 24
Francisco García is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Francisco García Shooting guard, Small forward

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22 19
Corliss Williamson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Corliss Williamson Small forward, Power forward

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johnny-hernandez added Olden Polynice Center

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22 22
Marcus Thornton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Marcus Thornton Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

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28 4
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Marc Moses Navales added Isaiah Thomas Point guard

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12 21
Walt Williams is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Walt Williams Shooting guard, Small forward

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45 39
Tom Van Arsdale is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Tom Van Arsdale Small forward

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21 23
Jason Thompson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Jason Thompson Power forward, Center

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34 42
Ben McLemore is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
James Gent added Ben McLemore Shooting guard

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13 15
Bob Boozer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Bob Boozer Power forward

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41 51
Bob Davies is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Bob Davies Guard

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18 10
Nick Anderson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
CMCSS03 added Nick Anderson Shooting guard, Small forward