The Sacramento Kings, previously known as the Royals have been in the NBA since 1948. The Kings’ point guard position has been one of great talents including Hall of Famers Nate Archibald and triple-double artist Oscar Robertson. They headline the Sacramento Kings’ all-time assist leaders.
5. Mike Bibby: 2,580 assists
Great shooting point guard Mike Bibby ranks fifth on the list of Sacramento Kings’ all-time assist leaders. Bibby spent six-plus seasons in Sacramento in the 2000s as a part of five playoff teams. He averaged 17.6 points and 5.4 assists per game in Sacramento, though his top assist numbers came during his early years with the Grizzlies. He reached a career-high 8.4 assists per game in 2000-01. Now a member of the Hawks, Bibby has 5,206 assists through 892 games which places him fifth among all active NBA players.
4. Reggie Theus: 2,809 assists
Two-time All-Star point guard and former Kings’ coach Reggie Theus stands fourth on the Sacramento Kings’ all-time assist leaders list. Theus spent five seasons with the Kansas City/Sacramento Kings in the 1980s as he played the best basketball of his career. Theus averaged 18.8 points and 8.1 rebounds in a Kings’ uniform. He accumulated 6,453 assists in his career, good for the top 25 in NBA history.
3. Nate Archibald: 3,499 assists
Hall of Fame guard Nate “Tiny” Archibald ranks third on the list of Sacramento Kings’ all-time assist leaders. Archibald spent the first half of his career with the Royals/Kings franchise from 1970 to 1976. He had his best season by far in 1972-73 when he led the NBA in both scoring with 34.0 points and assists with 11.4 per game. Tiny used his quickness to become one of the great creators in basketball, both for himself and teammates, averaging 25.2 points and 8.1 assists in 433 games with the Kings. The six-time All-Star sits 20th in NBA history with 6,476 lifetime assists.
2. Sam Lacey: 3,563 assists
Longtime center Sam Lacey is second among the Sacramento Kings’ all-time assist leaders. Lacey was a good defensive player and a great passing big man. While playing a team record 888 games, Lacey became the Kings’ all-time leader in rebounds (9,353), steals (950), and blocks (1,098). He averaged 4.0 assists per game including a career-high 5.7 in 1979-80. The former All-Star also averaged 11.1 points, 10.5 rebounds, 1.7 blocks, and 1.5 steals per game with the organization.
1. Oscar Robertson: 7,731 assists
The Sacramento Kings’ all-time assist leader is Oscar Robertson, a Hall of Famer and basketball’s triple-double master. Robertson spent the 1960s with the then Cincinnati Royals as the premier point guard in the NBA. He led the league in assists seven times in his first nine seasons and he became the first and only player to average a triple-double in a season in 1961-62. His career total of 9,887 assists is the fifth highest total in NBA history. Robertson won the 1964 NBA MVP Award and was named to a dozen All-Star teams.
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