The best international player in the history of each franchise

The best international player in the history of each franchise

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Sacramento Kings

Predrag Stojakovic, Serbia

Stojakovic was a solid role player as a member of the Hornets/Pelicans. For the Sacramento Kings, on the other hand, he was a star – a three-time All-Star to be exact, to go with one All-NBA distinction in 2003-04.

Throughout his time the Kings, the Serbian sharpshooter put up 18.5 points per game, to go with 5.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals. What’s more, not counting his rookie campaign, Stojakovic converted over 40 percent of his triples with Sacramento, and was a huge part of the team’s success in the early 2000s.

The Kings made the playoffs every season Stojakovic was there, and got within one game of reaching the 2002 NBA Finals before the Lakers were able to pull the series out in seven. The three-point assassin hurt his ankle during the series against Dallas a few weeks prior to the showdown with Los Angeles, and wasn’t able to return until Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals.

Once he did return, he clearly wasn’t himself, as he went just 1-for-10 from deep over the final three contests.

Who knows? Perhaps a healthy Stojakovic changes Sacramento’s fortunes in that now-infamous series.

Today, the Serbian wing leads the Kings franchise in three-pointers made, while placing seventh in points scored.

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