Sacramento Kings: Peja Stojakovic (BEST)
Predrag “Peja” Stojaković gets the nod for the Sacramento Kings, amidst their highly uninspiring draft history. Though Stojaković was much more of the “third banana” on those incredibly fun Kings’ teams of the early 2000’s (one of which were completely jobbed by the NBA officials in the Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers), he remains one of the most beloved players in franchise history.
Stojaković was named to the All-Star team three consecutive seasons in a row between 2002 and 2004, and won the NBA’s three-point shootout contest in both 2002 and 2003.
Sacramento Kings: Pervis Ellison (WORST)
As bad as the Kings have been, they’ve only picked first in the draft once since 1960, and they used the pick on “Never Nervous” Pervis Ellison of Louisville in 1989. Ellison missed over half his rookie season with injuries and would be injury plagued throughout his career.
The Kings dumped Ellison for two no name players and three picks after one year. They probably wish they’d gone with Shawn Kemp, Glen Rice, Tim Hardaway, Vlade Divac, Clifford Robinson, Mookie Blaylock, Sean Elliott, or any number of other options.