The Kings will be in the NBA lottery for the 18th time in their 28 seasons in Sacramento assuming the team's still here next month.
While they have had some successful lottery picks Jason Williams (No. 7, 1998), DeMarcus Cousins (No. 5, 2010), Brian Grant (No. 8, 1994) and Billy Owens (No. 3, 1991, which turned into Mitch Richmond) come to mind more often than not the Kings have come up short.
Here's our list of the Kings' five worst lottery picks, in chronological order:
Joe Kleine, No. 6, 1985: The Kings' first pick after they moved to Sacramento never lived up to expectations in three-plus seasons and was traded to Boston in 1989. He played for five other teams in 15 NBA seasons.
Pervis Ellison, No. 1, 1989: He reportedly never came to Sacramento for a predraft workout, but vice president Bill Russell loved him. Ellison played just 34 games for the Kings, averaging 8.0 points and 5.7 rebounds.
Bobby Hurley, No. 7, 1993: Though it's not entirely his fault he was never the same after the auto accident in his rookie season he failed to live up to his stellar years at Duke.
Spencer Hawes, No. 10, 2007: In the best of his three seasons in Sacramento, he averaged 11.4 points and 7.1 rebounds in 29.3 minutes, but he and coach Paul Westphal didn't see eye-to-eye.
Thomas Robinson, No. 5, 2012: When was the last time a No. 5 pick was traded during his rookie season? We can't think of another one either.
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For what is Chris Webber most remembered?
The Fab Five: 18%
The timeout: 38%
Rookie of the Year: 0%
Kings All-Star: 41%
Comeback struggles: 3%
Total votes: 258
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