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Ranking the Top 50 Sacramento Kings, Pick No. 19


You don't get nicknamed "Tank" if you don't deserve it.

At the 18th spot in this Greatest Kings of All-Time list, LaSalle Thompson, Sacramento's first starting center and an original Sacramento King, won the vote.

When voting feel free to use any criteria you wish in your evaluation, but only take into account a player's career as a Sacramento King.  If a player you want to vote for isn't on the poll, feel free to mention him in the comments to be added.

Today's contestants: Otis Thorpe, Kenny Smith, Brian Grant, Eddie Johnson, Walt Williams, Danny Ainge, Rodney McCray, Antoine Carr, Olden Polynice and Beno UdrihAfter the jump, a statistical breakdown of their time in a Kings uniform. (As requested by twasserm, PER is now included in the statistical breakdown)

UPDATE (8:38 AM):

Due to an abnormally high frequency of votes in the past 30 minutes, almost all for one person, I am forced to conclude that someone is gaming the poll system. I have no reason to believe that this occurred for previous polls.  However, from now on, voting will be done via the comment system.  To vote, simply add a comment with the name of the person you would like to vote for. Feel free to explain your vote if you wish, or not.  If you are a lurker who doesn't post much, this could be a good opportunity to create an account (it is super easy and completely free) and start interacting with the community.  Voting ends at midnight (Pacific Time) so get your comments in before then.  Any votes after that will not count.

Otis Thorpe (1986-1988, 1998):

17.3 PER, 15.9 PPG, .529 FG%, 8.4 RPG, 2.3 APG in 31.3 MPG (266 Games Played)

Kenny Smith (1988-1990):

13.6 PER, 15.6 PPG, .466 FG%, .354 3P%, 7.2 APG, 2.6 RPG, 1.3 STL in 37.6 MPG (188 Games Played)

1987-88 All-Rookie 1st Team Selection

Brian Grant (1995-1997):

16.0 PER, 13.4 PPG, .501 FG%, 7.1 RPG, 1.4 APG, 1.3 BLK in 29.1 MPG (182 Games Played)

1994-1995 All-Rookie 1st Team Selection

Eddie Johnson (1986-1987):

16.0 PER, 18.7 PPG, .469 FG%, 4.7 RPG, 2.9 APG in 30.5 MPG (163 Games Played)

Walt Williams (1993-1996):

14.3 PER, 14.9 PPG, .430 FG%, 4.4 RPG, 3.3 APG, 1.2 STL in 30.0 MPG (238 Games Played)

1992-93 All-Rookie 2nd Team Selection

Danny Ainge (1989-1990):

16.8 PER, 36.5 MPG, 18.5 PPG, .442 FG%, .378 3P%, 6.2 APG, 4.1 RPG, 1.5 STL (103 Games Played)

Rodney McCray (1989-1990):

15.1 PER, 14.7 PPG, .495 FG%, 7.9 RPG, 4.5 APG in 37.8 MPG (150 Games Played)

Antoine Carr (1990-1991):

18.8 PER, 19.7 PPG, .503 FG%, 5.4 RPG, 2.3 APG, 1.2 BLK in 31.4 MPG (110 Games Played)

Olden Polynice (1994-1998):

14.4 PER, 10.8 PPG, .495 FG%, 8.8 RPG, 1.2 APG, .8 BLK in 30.1 MPG (345 Games Played)

1st All-Time in Offensive Rebounds (1,130)

4th All-Time in Total Rebounds (3,053)

6th All-Time in Defensive Rebounds (1,923)

Beno Udrih (2008-2011):

14.4 PER, 12.6 PPG, .481 FG%, .361 3P%, 3.1 RPG, 4.7 APG, 1.1 STL in 32.3 MPG (296 Games Played)