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Jersey numbers revealed for newest Kings

Sacramento’s Free Agent picks chose their numbers while some current Kings chose a new one.

BB-8 Takes Over Calle Ocho Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images

The Kings have finally revealed the new jersey numbers for all of their newest members, and there are some changes among the current roster as well.

Veterans George Hill (#3), Zach Randolph (#50) and Vince Carter (#15) are all retaining the number they’ve worn for most of their careers.

Hill has a chance to be the best #3 the Kings have ever had, as the most prominent names to have the number in Kings history include journeyman like Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Cuttino Mobley and Vernon Maxwell. Skal Labissiere wore #3 last season, but will make the change to #7 this year, last worn by the departed Darren Collison (and Jimmer Fredette before him).

Z-Bo is wearing his familiar 50, a number that hasn’t been seen in the Sacramento-era since Eddie House in 2005. Before that it hadn’t been worn since 1991 by Ralph Sampson.

If anyone is going to be the first person to wear #15 after DeMarcus Cousins, Vince Carter, a future hall of famer, is as good as anyone. Originally this was going to be Frank Mason III’s new number, but Mason will instead wear #10. Malachi Richardson also officially made the switch to #23, which we’ve known was likely for a while now (and is also the number he wore in Summer League).

Finally, Bogdan Bogdanovic has chosen #8, which is supremely fitting as we now have prime opportunity to use BB-8 nicknames. If he chose it on purpose for that reason, even better. Get on the photoshops, StR!