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NBA Sacramento Kings

Creating the Sacramento Kings’ All-Time Starting Lineup

Assembling the Sacramento Kings' All-Time Starting Lineup

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The Sacramento Kings have played in five different cities under two names, yet have not found a way to win a championship in over 60 years. The Kings have been in contention a few times, but have not made the NBA Finals since the 1950-51 season (their championship season). The Kings have also had several great players that helped carry the franchise throughout the years. Here now is their all-time starting lineup.

PG: Nate Archibald

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PG: Nate Archibald

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Nate Archibald spent six of his 13 NBA seasons with the Kings, and he was the lone star on some bad teams. Archibald was named to three All-Star teams with the franchise and was an All-NBA second team selection in 1971-72. His best season, however, came in 1972-73. That year, he led the NBA in scoring with 34.0 ppg and assists with 11.4 apg. For his efforts, he was named to the All-NBA first team, the first of three such selections.

SG: Oscar Robertson

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SG: Oscar Robertson

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Oscar Robertson was remembered by most as a Milwaukee Buck, but his best seasons came with the Cincinnati Royals (one of the Kings' original teams). Drafted in 1961, Robertson spent his first 10 seasons with the organization. In each of those seasons, Robinson was named an All-Star. His best season came in 1961-62 as he averaged a triple-double with 30.8 ppg, 12.5 rpg and 11.4 apg.

SF: Jack Twyman

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SF: Jack Twyman

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Jack Twyman spent his entire 11-year career with the Rochester/Cincinnati Royals. He was named to the All-NBA Second Team twice (1960 and 1962) and was a six-time All-Star. In eight of those 11 seasons, Twyman averaged over 15 ppg, and averaged over 22 four times. Twyman's teams reached the postseason six times, including two trips to the conference finals. In 34 career playoff games, Twyman averaged 18.3 ppg and 7.5 rpg.

PF: Chris Webber

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PF: Chris Webber

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When Webber arrived in Sacramento, the Kings had failed to post a winning season in 16 years, making just three postseason appearances (all first-round exits) during that stretch. Starting in 1999, the Kings had a franchise-high eight-year postseason streak, with Webber leading six of those teams. With the Kings, Webber made four All-Star game appearances and was the 1999 NBA Rebounding Champion.

C: Jerry Lucas

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C: Jerry Lucas

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Jerry Lucas was a power forward for most of his career, but for all intents and purposes, he gets the nod as the Kings' starting center. Lucas had his best years with the Royals. He was named to six All-Star teams as a member of the Royals, was the 1963-64 Rookie of the Year, and the All-Star MVP in 1965. In addition, Lucas was named to the All-NBA first team three times and the All-NBA second team three times.

Brian Kalchik is a Detroit Lions writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google+.