The 10 greatest Sacramento Kings in history, ranked by Player Efficiency Rating (PER)

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1. Oscar Robertson

Oscar Robertson is a huge name in the Kings’ franchise history as well as in the history of the league. He is the reason free agency as we know it exists and one of the greatest players in the history of the game. 

Playing between 1960 and 1974 for the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks, Robertson made twelve All-Star games, led the league in assists six times, was named to eleven All-NBA teams, won the 1964 MVP award, and brought a title to Milwaukee in 1971. 

He was also the first player ever to average a triple-double for a season and won two Olympic gold medals. Unsurprisingly, Robertson was inducted into the Hall of Fame, made the 35th, 50th, and 75th NBA anniversary teams, and had his jersey retired by the Kings and the Bucks. 

As he spent the first ten years of his incredibly successful career with the Cincinnati Royals, you really can’t talk about the Kings’ franchise without mentioning Oscar Robertson. 

After all this time, he still ranks first in points per game, minutes per game, assists per game, win shares, field goals, free throws, and Player Efficiency Rating. With a rating of 25, Robertson is the greatest King in history when it comes to PER—and beyond that.