9 Sacramento Kings Players That You May Have Forgotten

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#4. Bonzi Wells – 58 games

The last time the Sacramento Kings were in the playoffs, their leading scorers for that post season were Bonzi Wells and Metta World Peace. Wells spent just one season in Sacramento, appearing in 52 regular season and 6 playoff games.

But his stint in the California capital was not an end-of-the-line, play-your-last-days-here situation like Wennington or Mason. Wells was 29 years old during his season in Sactown and had his best statistical season in five years, averaging 13.6 points and a career-high 7.7 rebounds per game. He was easily the Kings’ best player in the postseason as well: in six games against the Spurs, Wells averaged 23 points and 12 rebounds per game, including a 25 & 17 in Game 4 and 38 & 12 in Game 5.

#5. Royce White – 3 games

This is the guy that I truly forgot about myself. Royce White is most known for his mental health struggles and advocacy than he is for any of his athletic accomplishments. He was drafted by Houston in 2012 with the 16th overall pick, but never played a game for the Rockets due to a relationship that soured over his claim that the team mishandled his mental health.

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After being traded to and subsequently released by the 76ers, the Kings signed White to two 10-day contracts in March of 2014, when he played the only NBA minutes of his career. His final stat line: 3 games, 9 minutes, 0-1 FG.

#6. Kurt Rambis – 67 games

Kurt Rambis made a stop in Sacramento during the latter portion of his career, spending the end of the 1992-’93 season with the Kings. He began the season in Phoenix before being waived. His minutes had already been in decline for many years prior, and he saw just 11.7 per in Sacramento playing behind Wayman Tisdale. Rambis averaged 2.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in his 67 appearances.