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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1
680 115
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

2
601 134
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Power forward, Center

3
408 135
Mitch Richmond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Shooting guard

4
359 115
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Point guard

5
465 169
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Small forward

6
495 190
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time

7
302 117
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Power forward, Center

8
340 93
Mike Bibby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Point guard

9
337 135
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Center

10
306 75
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
bigulcards added Point guard

11
204 69
Doug Christie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Shooting guard

12
143 95
Rudy Gay is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
surag added Small forward

13
111 79
Otis Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
wiabux added Power forward, Center

14
148 59
Kevin Martin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

15
155 82
Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
wiabux added Point guard

16
80 24
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johnny-hernandez added Point guard

17
113 65
Brad Miller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Center

18
122 80
Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

19
98 70
Wayman Tisdale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Power forward, Center

20
94 75
Reggie Theus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Guard

21
58 32
Hedo Türkoğlu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
CMCSS03 added Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

22
84 100
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
jessen-cheng added Point guard

23
101 71
Jack Twyman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

24
54 40
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
vince-bramich added Shooting guard

25
65 62
Otis Birdsong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

26
91 66
Maurice Stokes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Power forward

27
35 14
Kenny Smith is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
CMCSS03 added Point guard

28
61 47
Lionel Simmons is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
wiabux added Small forward

29
67 56
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Center

30
23 25
LaSalle Thompson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Power forward, Center

31
50 52
Arnie Risen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Center

32
45 7
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
DSteff23 added Shooting guard, Small forward

33
46 39
Omri Casspi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Small forward

34
28 30
Scot Pollard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
slaft added Power forward, Center

35
15 24
Eddie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Small forward

36
41 45
Willie Cauley-Stein is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
little JP Tokoto added Forward

37
54 45
Wayne Embry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Center

38
32 4
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Marc Moses Navales added Point guard

39
58 51
Scott Wedman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Small forward

40
20 25
Francisco García is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Shooting guard, Small forward

41
22 2
Zach Randolph is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
DSteff23 added Power forward, Center

42
24 20
Corliss Williamson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Small forward, Power forward

43
23 23
Marcus Thornton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

44
16 29
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johnny-hernandez added Center

45
36 43
Ben McLemore is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
James Gent added Shooting guard

46
46 40
Tom Van Arsdale is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
Small forward

47
20 10
Nick Anderson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shooting guard, Small forward

48
13 23
Walt Williams is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Shooting guard, Small forward

49
20 2
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LaSagnaBall added De'Aaron Fox Point guard

50
21 25
Jason Thompson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Power forward, Center