7. Brad Miller
Brad Miller is an absolute fan favorite (for good reason) who has proven himself to be Sactown through and through since he first came to the area in the 2003 off-season. Miller was acquired via “sign-and-trade” after agreeing to an astonishing seven-year deal worth $68 million. In exchange for Miller, the Kings sent Scot Pollard to Indiana and Hedo Türkoğlu to San Antonio, who joined as a third team in the trade.
Miller was brought in to be the long-term replacement for Vlade Divac, who was approaching the end of both his contract in Sacramento and his time in the league.
In his first season in Sactown, Miller played uncharacteristically at power forward due to Divac’s presence and immediately took to it. He would average 14.1 points along with 10.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists and be named an All-Star for the second time in his career, starting off his time in Sacramento on the right foot.
It wasn’t just statistical success Miller brought with him, though, as the Kings would make the Western Conference Finals that season for the first time since 1980-81. Though they would fall to the Los Angeles Lakers in seven games, it would be an unforgettable season for the Kings’ franchise and its fans.
Miller would average 13.3 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 4.0 assists over 385 regular season games with the Kings. He would also average 10.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 3.0 assists over 23 playoff games.