Sacramento Kings: 15 greatest scorers in franchise history

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Scouting Report. PF. Jerry Lucas. 84. Pick Analysis. (1962-69). 5. player

An old school player from the Cincinnati days, Jerry Lucas is the next player on our ranking. As one of the most legendary names in the sport’s history, it should come as no surprise that Lucas is found on this ranking of the franchise’s best scorers. In 1963, Lucas joined the then-Cincinnati Royals after becoming a star during his time at The Ohio State University.

Lucas hit the ground running with the Royals, averaging 17.7 points per game in his first season with the club, which ended up being the lowest season average of his seven-year stint with the team. Lucas also led the league in field goal percentage at 52.7 percent in his first season with the team, announcing his arrival with a bang.

In the next two seasons, Lucas scored 21.4 and 21.5 points per game, emerging as one of the most consistent scorers in the league. His deadly accurate jumper was as smooth as they come. As a six-time NBA All-Star, he became an instant fan draw for the Royals.

Lucas finished his time with the franchise with 9,107 points and 19.6 points per game. His total points rank eighth in franchise records and his points per game average ranks ninth. However, Lucas’ insane 19.1 rebounds per game rank first all time for the franchise.

I know, this is a scorers ranking, but that statistic is far too impressive to gloss over. A versatile player and scorer, Lucas is one of the best to ever do it for the Royals/Kings, evidenced by his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.