Sacramento Kings: 15 greatest scorers in franchise history

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Pick Analysis. C. 10. 84. Scouting Report. (1970-81). Sam Lacey. player

Sam Lacey is a prime example of why it is so hard to rank players across different eras and different criteria. If you simply look at points scored as a King, Lacey is fifth on that list with 9,895 points. Also, Lacey has the most seasons spent with the franchise in comparison to everyone else on this list.

However, there is much more to being a scorer than total points scored and length of time with the team. Regardless, Lacey’s 9, 895 points and 12-season tenure with the club earned him the first spot in the top 10.

The highest point per game average in Lacey’s career came in 1973-74 when he averaged 14.2 points per game. Not ever averaging more than 15 points per game in a season is a huge hit to Lacey’s position. Although he was a center and not necessarily the focal point of the scoring for the Kings in the 1970s, Lacey contributed well on the offensive side of the ball.

His mark of 11.1 points per game throughout his time with the Kings is the lowest on this ranking, but it would be an injustice to not include a great player like Lacey here. His years of service and fifth place spot on the all-time scoring list earns him enough scoring credit to begin the top 10 scorers in franchise history.