30 Nov

Sacramento Kings

NBA Championships: 1

Last NBA Championship: 1951

Claim to Fame: The Kings won 55 or more games every season from 2000-01 to 2003-04.

Claim to Shame: The Kings have been shut out of the playoffs since the 2006-07 season.

It may come as a surprise to modern NBA fans, but the Kings weren’t always awful. Far from it, in fact.

This frequently ridiculed franchise sprung into existence in 1948 in Rochester, New York, and played one season in the now defunct BAA before joining the newly formed NBA in 1949. Known then as the Royals, they ran circles around the competition during their first two seasons, and won their first – and only – NBA championship in 1951 thanks to future Hall of Famers Red Holzman and Bob Davies.

The Royals moved twice more over the next 28 years, shacking up in Cincinnati from 1957 to 1972 and putting down roots in Kansas City from 1972 to 1985. Although they failed to reach the Finals during those two stops, they did produce their fair share of stars including Oscar Robertson, who earned MVP honors in 1964, and Nate “Tiny” Archibald, who led the league in scoring and assists in 1972-73.

The Kings, as they became known during their time in KC, moved to their present home of Sacramento in 1985. The team struggled mightily during its first decade in the California capital, but gradually became one of the best teams in the NBA by the late 1990’s thanks to All-Star talent like Chris Webber, Vlade Divac, Peja Stojakovic, and Brad Miller. Together they reached the postseason eight consecutive times and came within a game of winning the Western Conference Finals in 2002.

Recent history has not been so kind. The Kings have spent more time in the lottery than the playoffs over the last ten years, and have been a sub .500 team since the 2006-07 season. Hope is on the horizon thanks to a bevy of promising draft picks, but Sacramento is likely still a few years away from competing in the loaded Western Conference.

ATS Record

Overall Home Away
24-25-1 8-15-1 16-10-0

Over/Under Record

Overall Home Away
26-24-0 12-12-0 14-12-0

Team defense

Type Rank Season Stats
PPG 15 110.6
FG % 25 0.5
3P % 16 0.4
DREB 27 32.5
BPG 23 4.4
SPG 19 7.5

Team offense

Type Rank Season Stats
PPG 24 107.6
APG 23 23
FG % 20 0.5
3P % 16 0.4
OREB 20 9.9
TO 21 15

Team standings

Name Record Div Record Streak
GS 12-40-0 1-6-0 1L
LAC 36-15-0 6-2-0 3W
LAL 38-11-0 5-2-0 2W
PHO 20-31-0 4-6-0 4L
SAC 19-31-0 5-5-0 1W

Team leaders

Name Score Achievement
Buddy Hield 20 Points
Richaun Holmes 8 Rebounds
De'Aaron Fox 7 Assists
De'Aaron Fox 2 Steals
Richaun Holmes 1 Blocks

Injury reports

Player Injury Status Notes
Marvin Bagley III Foot out Bagley III is out of commission after aggravating a left mid-foot sprain and is expected to miss three weeks. Lasted Updated: 01/30/2020
Richaun Holmes Shoulder out Holmes is expected to sidelined until at least the middle of February due to right shoulder soreness. Lasted Updated: 02/03/2020
SBT's score