Considering the Kings tenure in Sacramento appears to be drawing to an end, I thought it would be an interesting topic to discuss.
Over the course of a franchise there are always those players that are around for a short period of time, and contribute, but are gone just as fast as they came. But I am most interested more so in the players that played just a season in the purple and black, or even the powder blues and red.
I'll start with honorable mention:
Vernon Maxwell (Pictured above)
V-Max helped get the Kings glory years kicked off as the first sixth man on that 1999 playoff team that lost the the Jazz in the first round. He was there just a year before the "Bench Mob" began their formation. Maxwell provided an ample bump off the bench, dropping in 10.7 points per game in 21.9 minutes per game.
Clark was kind of an anomaly. While he did manage to beat the Mavericks on two separate occasions that season, he still was somewhat of an underachiever overall. While he filled in for Scot Pollard for most of the year, as he was injured, his numbers were not too gaudy, with about he most significant one being the 1.9 blocks he averaged per game in just 22.3 minutes of action.
Jackson was on his ninth team in six years, and I remember hearing at one point that he hadn't been in an actual training camp in about four years, Jackson was a pick up early in the year due to Hedo Turkoglu's injury, who ended up losing his spot in the rotation. Jackson had a solid season off the bench, scoring 7.7 points per game, 4.2 rebounds per game and 1.9 assists per game in 20.8 minutes per game.
In the playoffs Jackson really proved his worth with several solid performances and was a valuable asset to the team that season, which tragically marked the beginning of the end with Chris Webber's knee injury against he Mavericks in the second round.
Drew Gooden (Pictured Above)
It was literally one, and done. Gooden played one game with the Kings before being placed on waivers so he could join a playoff team, the San Antonio Spurs. He came over in the Brad Miller/John Salmons salary dump and played against the Charlotte Bobcats. He played 26 minutes and grabbed 13 rebounds, scored 12 points and dished out two assists in his one and only game for the purple and black.
Now, without further ado, the five best players to don a Kings jersey for a season or less.