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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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Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard
2
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Power forward, Center
3
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Small forward
4
Mitch Richmond is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Shooting guard
5
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
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Point guard
7
Mike Bibby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Point guard
8
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
bigulcards added Point guard
9
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Center
10
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Power forward, Center
11
Doug Christie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Shooting guard
12
Rudy Gay is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
surag added Small forward
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LaSagnaBall added De'Aaron Fox Point guard
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johnny-hernandez added Point guard
15
Otis Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
wiabux added Power forward, Center
16
Kevin Martin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
17
Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
wiabux added Point guard
18
Brad Miller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Center
19
Wayman Tisdale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Power forward, Center
20
Reggie Theus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Guard
21
Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
22
Hedo Türkoğlu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
CMCSS03 added Small forward, Power forward, Point forward
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Buddy Hield is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
GuyGamer217 added Buddy Hield Guard
24
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
DSteff23 added Shooting guard, Small forward
25
Jack Twyman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward