Sacramento Kings: 15 greatest scorers in franchise history

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Oscar Robertson, Yao Ming, Bill Russell
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Scouting Report. PG. (1960-70). Oscar Robertson. player. 84. Pick Analysis. 1

Was it ever in doubt who would top this list? Does anyone else really stand a chance when compared to the legendary Oscar Robertson? His nickname ‘Mr. Triple-Double’ should say it all and make it obvious why he tops this list of all-time best scorers in Kings/Royals history.

In 1960, the Cincinnati Royals selected Robertson as a territorial pick, pretty lucky that he went to the University of Cincinnati, right? From the jump, Robertson was incredible, shown by his NBA All-Star and NBA Rookie of the Year honors. Averaging 30.5 points per game, Robertson’s rookie season announced his arrival.

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After 10 seasons with the franchise, Robertson’s statistics are, for lack of a better word, insane. He tops the club’s record for points scored with 22,009, nearly 7,000 more than the second-ranked Twyman.

His average of 29.3 points per game is also the highest mark for the franchise, 4.1 points higher than the second-ranked Nate “Tiny” Archibald.

Not that he needed anything else to cement himself as the best scorer in Kings/Royals history, Robertson also had two 50-point performances with the team. He tallied 50 against the Philadelphia 76ers in 1965 and 56 against the Los Angeles Lakers in 1964.

A legend of the game, Robertson was voted NBA MVP in 1964, was a nine-time All-NBA First-Team selection and a 12-time NBA All-Star. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and his No. 14 is retired by the Kings.

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Without question, the ‘Big O’ is the best scorer in Kings franchise history.