Sacramento Kings: 15 greatest scorers in franchise history

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(1968-73). Tom Van Arsdale. 13. 84. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. SF. player

The Cincinnati Royals acquired Tom Van Arsdale from the Detroit Pistons in the 1967-68 NBA season. The former Indiana Hoosiers star would spend six seasons with the Royals/Kings, but the first and last seasons were not complete as he was traded for and then traded away to the Philadelphia 76ers.

While with the Kings, Van Arsdale scored 7,278 points, 15th on the franchise’s all-time scoring list. His average of 19.2 points per game is 13th all time for the team, an impressive feat given he played in a time where scoring was harder to come by.

A 45-percent shooter, Van Arsdale is not as efficient as some of the other players on this ranking, but his impressive ability to score in bunches helps him out. Van Arsdale earned three consecutive NBA All-Star nominations from 1970 to 1972. His averages in those seasons? Solid marks of 22.8, 22.9 and 19.2 points per game, respectively.

Van Arsdale was a solid scorer for the Royals/Kings but lacks the longevity with the team that some ahead of him have. He could score with the best of them and is one of the best players to have played for the organization, but he finds himself as the 13th-ranked scorer in Kings franchise history.