Sacramento Kings: 15 greatest scorers in franchise history

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84. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. (1955-66). Jack Twyman. 4. SF. player

At this point, we are splitting hairs, as one could argue for any player to be higher or lower than they are. Nonetheless, coming in as the fourth-best scorer in Kings history is the legendary Jack Twyman. Twyman spent his entire 11-season NBA career with the Rochester/Cincinnati Royals and is only behind Sam Lacey in that regard.

In his first season with the team, Twyman averaged 14.4 points per game, but as he grew into his role in the NBA, that number rose through the roof. In the next two seasons, Twyman took a small step forward, averaging 16.3 and 17.2 points per game, but it was his fourth season with the Royals where he took off.

In the 1958-59 NBA season, Twyman jumped to 25.2 points per game and earned his third consecutive NBA All-Star nomination. But in the 1959-60 season, alongside Wilt Chamberlain, Twyman was the first player in NBA history to average more than 30 points per game in a season at 31.2 per contest.

That was the highest mark of his career and earned him his fourth NBA All-Star appearance (he would go on to have six). Overall, Twyman scored 15,840 points as a Royal, the second-most in franchise history.

His 19.3 points per game are tied for 10th all time in the franchise records as well. He also tossed in two 50-point performances, just for good measure, with tallies of 50 and 59 in 1959 and 1960, respectively. A legend of the game and the franchise, Twyman’s No. 27 is retired by the Kings.