SG: Mitch Richmond
Our starting shooting guard is a Sacramento Kings legend, and the star player that got the team through a rough decade in the 90s.
Mitch Richmond was arguably the best player that the Kings have had during their 35 years in the California capital. He was the first real star to play in Sacramento, and was the team’s only claim to relevancy for what seemed like forever.
Richmond arrived via trade before the 1991-’92 season, just as he was entering his prime. In his 7 years with Sacramento, he made six All-Star teams, two All-NBA Third Teams, three All-NBA Second Teams, and eventually had his number 2 retired by the franchise.
He would thrive next to Fox, and could be used in a glorified Buddy Hield-like role. Richmond shot over 40 percent from beyond the arc during his Kings tenure, and would taking wide open shots all day on our team. Where he would excel over Hield would be his ability to create and get to the basket, something that would give us yet another option to go with our powerful front court.
We’ll also forget about the ring that Richmond won as a member of the dreaded 2002 Los Angeles Lakers.