If you turn on the NBA playoffs and you’ll see plenty of guys who used to wear Kings uniforms. There are 20 players in the NBA playoffs who played on the Sacramento Kings.
Tyreke Evans and Jimmer Fredette-New Orleans Pelicans-Evans was huge for the Pellies in his second year with the team. New Orleans clinched the 8th spot in the Western Conference and Evans averaged 16.6 PPG, 6.5 APG, and 5.3 APG in 78 games.
JimmerMania didn’t exactly take off in the Big Easy. Fredette averaged 3.6 PPG in about 10 minutes per game.
Isaiah Thomas–Boston Celtics-The Pizza Guy has found a home in Boston after a brief stop in Phoenix. Thomas helped get the Celtics to the postseason and has been credited with bringing an attitude and swagger that the young Celtics need.
Isaiah averaged 19 PPG, 5.4 APG and 2.1 RPG in 21 games with Boston.
Beno Udrih-Memphis Grizzlies-Who can forget hearing Jerry Reynolds say “Beno-Draino”? The 10-year pro has been a key guard off the bench for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, James Johnson and Chuck Hayes-Toronto Raptors
I still don’t like James Johnson after he sported a Sonics hat during the whole “Kings-to-Seattle” saga. I also had to buy his jersey because I lost in “Jersey Watch”
Aaron Brooks-Chicago Bulls-Chicago has had success finding guards who can backup or fill-in for Derrick Rose, and Brooks has been a nice addition to the Bulls. He averaged 11.5 PPG in 81 games for the Bulls.
Old Guys Who Were On Fun Kings Teams
Gerald Wallace-Boston Celtics-Wallace has bounced around the league and doesn’t get much playing time. Can you believe he’s 32 years old?
He also had the best preseason dunk in Kings history:
Hedo Turkoglu-Los Angeles Clippers-Who doesn’t love Brother Hedo? The THIRTY-SIX year old is a reserve for Doc Rivers
Guys You Probably Don’t Care About
Matt Barnes, Spencer Hawes and Dahntay Jones-Los Angeles Clippers
-Barnes and Hawes=BLAH. Jones is responsible for a sick in-game dunk for the Kings against the Wizards. I may be the only person who remembers this dunk:
Ramon Sessions-Washington Wizards-At least the Kings got Andre Miller for him!
Joey Dorsey-Houston Rockets-Dorsey played nine games for the Kings in the 09-10 team.
Toney Douglas-New Orleans Pelicans-He played 22 games in Sacramento during the 2012-13 season.
Does He Really Count?
Jason Terry-Houston Rockets-“The Jet” never played a game with the Kings but was booed big time when his Rockets visited Sacramento.
Drew Gooden-Washington Wizards-I don’t think Drew Gooden will ever have a “Legends Night.” He played one game for the Kings 08-09 and scored 12 points and 13 rebounds
Garrett Temple-Washington Wizards-He played five games for the Kings in the 09-10 season.