2000–01 Sacramento Kings season

The 2000–01 NBA season was the Kings' 52nd season in the National Basketball Association, and 16th season in Sacramento. During the offseason, the Kings acquired shooting guard Doug Christie from the Toronto Raptors and signed free agent Bobby Jackson. After two straight playoff seasons, the Kings would make it into the NBA's elite status by challenging the Pacific Division all season, falling just one game short with a solid 55–27 record. Chris Webber had his best season averaging 27.1 points and 11.1 rebounds per game, as he was selected along with Vlade Divac for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game, while first round draft pick Hedo Türkoğlu made the All-Rookie Second Team. In the first round of the playoffs, the Kings would win their first playoff series in 20 years by beating the Phoenix Suns in four games after losing Game 1. However, they were swept by the defending and eventual NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers in the semifinals in four straight games. Following the season, Jason Williams was traded along with Nick Anderson to the Memphis Grizzlies, and Jon Barry was traded to the Detroit Pistons.


In the NBA draft, the Kings drafted Hedo Türkoğlu and Jabari Smith. Türkoğlu's tenure with the Kings lasted three seasons, while Smith's stint lasted 21 games. Smith would return to Sacramento in the 2003–04 season.

During the offseason, the Kings did not make many transactions. On August 1, the Kings signed guard Bobby Jackson. Jackson would be a reliable bench player during his tenure in Sacramento, and he would win the Sixth Man of the Year Award for the 2002–03 season.

On September 30, the Kings traded combo forward Corliss Williamson to the Toronto Raptors for Doug Christie. Christie would be the starting shooting guard for the Kings for his entire tenure with the team.

On October 20, the Kings waived center Jerome James. James had missed all of the previous season due to a knee injury.

Draft picks


Roster listing
Sacramento Kings roster
Pos.No.NameHeightWeightDOB (YYYY-MM-DD)From
G/F25United StatesAnderson, Nick6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)205 lb (93 kg)Illinois
G20United StatesBarry, Jon6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)195 lb (88 kg)Georgia Tech
G/F13United StatesChristie, Doug6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)200 lb (91 kg)Pepperdine
C21Federal Republic of YugoslaviaDivac, Vlade7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)243 lb (110 kg)Serbia
F51United StatesFunderburke, Lawrence6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)230 lb (104 kg)Ohio State
G24United StatesJackson, Bobby6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)185 lb (84 kg)Minnesota
F00United StatesLong, Art Injured6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)250 lb (113 kg)Cincinnati
G15United StatesMartin, Darrick5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)170 lb (77 kg)UCLA
F/C31United StatesPollard, Scot6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)265 lb (120 kg)Kansas
C55United StatesSmith, Jabari6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)250 lb (113 kg)LSU
F16Federal Republic of YugoslaviaStojaković, Peja6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)220 lb (100 kg)Serbia
F5TurkeyTürkoğlu, Hedo6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)220 lb (100 kg)Turkey
F/C4United StatesWebber, Chris6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)245 lb (111 kg)Michigan
G55United StatesWilliams, Jason6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)190 lb (86 kg)Florida
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured


Regular season

Season standings

z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents

Game log


West First Round

(3) Sacramento Kings vs. (6) Phoenix Suns

April 22
3:00 pm
Phoenix Suns 86, Sacramento Kings 83
Scoring by quarter: 28–25, 10–19, 28–22, 20-17
Pts: Shawn Marion 21
Rebs: Jake Tsakalidis 11
Asts: Jason Kidd 14
Pts: Chris Webber 27
Rebs: Chris Webber 15
Asts: Christie, Williams 5 each
ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California
Attendance: 17,317
Referees: Bennett Salvatore, Mike Mathis, Monty McCutchen
April 25
10:30 pm
Phoenix Suns 90, Sacramento Kings 116
Scoring by quarter: 22–31, 21–32, 20–32, 27–21
Pts: Tony Delk 14
Rebs: Tom Gugliotta 8
Asts: Jason Kidd 9
Pts: Predrag Stojaković 22
Rebs: Webber, Jackson 9 each
Asts: Chris Webber 5
ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California
Attendance: 17,317
Referees: Don Vaden, Bernie Fryer, Ted Bernhardt
April 29
3:00 pm
Sacramento Kings 104, Phoenix Suns 96
Scoring by quarter: 19–36, 34–19, 22–18, 29-23
Pts: Chris Webber 23
Rebs: Vlade Divac 12
Asts: Doug Christie 4
Pts: Jason Kidd 19
Rebs: Shawn Marion 10
Asts: Jason Kidd 16
America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 19,023
Referees: Steve Javie, Derrick Stafford, Ronnie Nunn
May 2
10:30 pm
Sacramento Kings 89, Phoenix Suns 82
Pts: Predrag Stojaković 37
Rebs: Scot Pollard 13
Asts: Bobby Jackson 5
Pts: Clifford Robinson 24
Rebs: Jake Tsakalidis 12
Asts: Jason Kidd 14
Sacramento wins series, 3-1
America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 18,836
Referees: Scott Foster, Jack Nies, Hue Hollins

Last Playoff Meeting: 1981 Western Conference Semifinals (Kings won 4-3, then in Kansas City, Missouri)

West Conference Semifinals

(2) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (3) Sacramento Kings Last Playoff Meeting: 2000 Western Conference First Round (Los Angeles won 3-2)

Player statistics

  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field-goal percentage 3P% 3-point field-goal percentage FT% Free-throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game

Regular season


Awards and records



September 30, 2000
To Sacramento Kings
To Toronto Raptors

Free agents

See also

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