Mitch Richmond believes free agents will look at Sacramento as a destination

Nov 28, 2023, 5:10 PM

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Former Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors guard Mitch Richmond joined “The Drive Guys” ahead of Tuesday’s matchup between his former teams.

Drafted by the Warriors in 1988, Richmond played three seasons for Golden State before they traded him to the Sacramento Kings for rookie Billy Owens.

Richmond would go on to lead the Kings in scoring in each of his seven seasons in Sacramento, averaging 23.3 points per game. All six of his NBA All-Star game appearances came as a member of the Kings. In 1995, he was named the NBA All-Star Game MVP.

Topics discussed include:

  • The two franchises finally becoming rivals.
  • Transitioning from playing in Golden State to Sacramento.
  • How Mike Brown has turned Sacramento into a destination for players.
  • The growth of De’Aaron Fox and the Sacramento Kings over the last few years.
  • Draymond Green’s style of play and if an “enforcer” is still needed in today’s NBA.
  • How he would fare in today’s NBA.
  • The biggest differences between today’s NBA and the league in the 1990s.
  • Who’s on the Mount Rushmore of Northern California basketball players?
  • Veterans who helped Mitch when he got into the league
  • What Ralph Sampson was like as a teammate and mentor.
  • Thoughts on the NBA’s In-Season Tournament.
  • How he prepared when playing against Michael Jordan.

Click here to watch and listen to the full interview with Mitch Richmond.

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