Sacramento Kings: 15 greatest scorers in franchise history

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Peja Stojakovic, Sacramento Kings
Peja Stojakovic, Sacramento Kings. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) /

Peja Stojakovic. 7. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. SG. (1998-06). 84

There are few players as beloved among Kings fans as the great Peja Stojakovic who spent an incredible eight seasons in Sacramento. Drafted in the first round of the 1996 NBA Draft, Peja played overseas until 1998 when the Kings brought him to Sacramento. A native of Serbia, he joined fellow Serb Vlade Divac on a Kings team that would go on to be a powerhouse.

Stojakovic did not find his groove in the NBA until his third season in 2000-01 when he erupted and averaged 20.4 points per game. The next three years he would earn NBA All-Star honors, but his true breakout season was in 2003-04.

That was when Stojakovic averaged 24.2 points per game, led the league in free throw percentage at 92.7 percent and led the league in 3-pointers with 240. He was also named to the All-NBA Second Team for his tremendous 2003-04 campaign.

His shooting ability helped the Kings make it to seven consecutive playoff appearances. Had it not been for the officiating, he would have helped escort the team to an NBA Finals appearance in the 2002 NBA Playoffs.

The franchise record for most points in an overtime period is held by Stojakovic with 12, set during the 2000-01 NBA season. Although he never scored more than 39 points in a game for the Kings, he is still easily one of the best scorers in franchise history.

His effective field goal percentage (accounting for the added value of 3-pointers) is seventh in franchise history at 53.2 percent. Stojakovic’s 9,498 points rank seventh all time as well.