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Sacramento Kings all Time Leading Scorers

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The Sacramento Kings have enjoyed some of the NBA's greatest scoring performances. Dating back to 1949 as the Royals, the Kings franchise has had eight seasons in which a player averaged more than 30 points per game. The Sacramento Kings all-time leading scorers include the three owners of those seasons, Oscar Robertson, Nate Archibald, and Jack Twyman.

Oscar Robertson: 22,009 points

The Sacramento Kings' all-time leading scorer is sensational Hall of Fame point guard Oscar Robertson. Few players are as accomplished as Robertson who was one of the greatest all-around talents in basketball history. He averaged more than 30 points per game six times as a Royal and he added ten-plus assists per contest in five of them. In 1961-62, just his second season in the NBA, Robertson became the first and still the only player to average a triple-double in a season with 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 11.4 assists per game. He won the first MVP Award in franchise history in 1964 with a career best 31.4 points per game. His 26,170 career points are good for the top ten in NBA history.

Jack Twyman: 15,840 points

A Hall of Fame small forward from the early days of the Royals franchise, Jack Twyman sits second on the Sacramento Kings all-time leading scorers list. Twyman spent his entire career with the Royals from 1955 to 1966, playing in six All-Star Games and earning a pair of All-NBA honors. He averaged more than 20 points per game for four straight seasons from 1958 to 1962, including a career-high 31.2 average in 1959-60.

Mitch Richmond: 12,070 points

Mitch Richmond is the most recent player to become one of the Sacramento Kings' all-time leading scorers. Richmond spent the prime of his career in Sacramento and became a six-time All-Star with the team. From 1991 to 1998, he averaged at least 21.9 points per game in each of his seven seasons in Sacramento. Richmond was one of the greatest shooting guards in basketball and his 1,326 treys are good for 20th in NBA history. For his 14-year career as a whole, Richmond totaled 20,497 points for an average of 21.0 per contest.

Nate Archibald: 10,894 points

Hall of Fame point guard Nate “Tiny” Archibald was an elite player for the Kings and Celtics and he ranks fourth on the Sacramento Kings all-time leading scorers list. Archibald spent the first six of his 13 seasons with the Royals/Kings franchise and established himself as one of the NBA's premier players. In his third season of 1972-73, Tiny put together one of the greatest seasons ever played as he led the league with 34.0 points and 11.4 assists per game. In 433 games as a member of the Kings, he averaged 25.2 points and 8.1 assists per game and earned three of his six All-Star appearances.

Sam Lacey: 9,895 points

Ranking fifth among the Sacramento Kings' all-time leading scorers, Sam Lacey was a great inside presence for the team for 12 seasons. Lacey joined the then Cincinnati Royals in 1970 as their first round draft pick and he gave them six straight seasons of double-double averages in points and rebounds. He earned an All-Star selection in 1975 with 11.5 points, 14.2 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game. For his career in its entirety, Lacey scored 10,303 points with 9,687 rebounds.

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