Sacramento Kings: 15 greatest scorers in franchise history

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Mitch Richmond, Sacramento Kings
Mitch Richmond, Sacramento Kings. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) /

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Mitch Richmond. 3. 84. SG. (1991-98). player

One of the greatest players in the Sacramento era, and, for that matter, franchise history, is Mitch Richmond. After three seasons in the Bay Area with the Golden State Warriors, the Kings traded for Richmond ahead of the 1991-1992 NBA season, bringing a star to Sacramento and invigorating the fan base.

The former No. 5 overall pick out of Kansas State University by the Warriors was a huge addition to the roster and the move proved to be a great one for the Kings.

The shooting guard brought a sweet stroke to Sactown, bringing excitement to the team and fan base. From the jump, Richmond was arguably the biggest scoring threat in the lineup. In his first season with the Kings, he averaged 22.5 points per game and never averaged lower than 21.9 during his seven-year stay.

Aside from his first season with Sacramento, Richmond earned NBA All-Star honors every season he played there. In the 1996-97 NBA season, Richmond averaged 25.9 points per contest, his highest season total with the Kings.

With 12,070 total points as a King, Richmond ranks third in franchise history, only behind Jack Twyman and the legendary Oscar Robertson. His 23.3 points per game average over his seven seasons is fourth in club history, behind Chris Webber and the top two players on this ranking.

Richmond’s star power and scoring ability was a huge boost for Sacramento and his performances with the club earned him a top-three spot among the best scorers in franchise history.