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Walt Williams was the Kings' seventh selection of the 1992 NBA draft, and it looked like him and Mitch Richmond would form a promising one-two punch after Williams' great rookie campaign.
However, injuries slowed his production and his career, and he never matched the same level of production in his rookie season. I believe he deserves an honorable mention just because he gave the franchise and Sacramento natives a sense of hope that their team is going somewhere.
Although Spud Webb is more widely known for his years playing with the Atlanta Hawks, he had his most productive years as a member of the Kings. In the 1991-1992 season, he posted career highs in points (16.0), assists (7.1) and minutes per game (35.4). He was a crowd pleaser and fan favorite when he played for the Kings, but his contributions never translated into an appearance in the playoffs, and he found himself gone after only four seasons.
To this day, Otis Thorpe still remains one of the league's more underrated big men. He only played three and a half seasons for the Kings, and is probably most remembered for helping lead the Houston Rockets to their first championship in 1994, but he did register a career high 20.8 PPG in his third season in Sacramento.
Above all else, Thorpe deserves an honorable mention because in the 1998 season, he was part of a bigger trade that brought in the player who would go on to carry the franchise to new heights.
Reggie Theus also only stayed in Sacramento for three seasons. But when he was there, he displayed his versatility and scoring ability by having one of his best seasons in the 1987-1988 season, where he posted 20.3 PPG and 8.8 APG.
He led the Sacramento Kings to one playoff appearance in the 1985-1986 season, but they were swept and Theus had one of his worst playoff series in his career.