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

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6. Tiny Archibald 

The second of three point guards on this list is Nate “Tiny” Archibald. He spent 14 long years in the NBA, playing for the Cincinnati Royals/Kansas City Kings, the New York Nets, the Boston Celtics, and the Milwaukee Bucks. 

Archibald made six All-Star teams, and five All-NBA teams, led the league in assists and points in 1973, won a title in 1981 with the Boston Celtics, was selected to the 50th and 75th NBA anniversary teams, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame. He was a great passer and quick as well as shifty with the ball in his hands. 

Playing for the Kings between 1970 and 1976, Archibald witnessed the franchise’s move from Cincinnati to Kansas City and the name change from Royals to Kings to avoid confusion with the baseball team already in the city. Over his six seasons with the Royals/Kings, he averaged 25.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, 8.1 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. 

His Player Efficiency Rating for his time in Cincinnati/ Kansas is 20.9, which ranks sixth in Kings franchise history. Other than that, he also ranks top ten in steals per game, assists per game, minutes per game, points per game, and win shares in franchise history.