The 1994-95 NBA season was the Kings' 46th season in the NBA and 10th in Sacramento. With the arrivals of rookies Brian Grant and Michael Smith, the Kings had an improved defense which held opponents at 99.2 points per game (8th best in the NBA). On the offensive side, the Kings were led by Mitch Richmond, who averaged 22.8 points per game while winning the All-Star MVP award in the 1995 NBA All-Star Game. On the final day of the regular season, the Kings faced the Denver Nuggets at McNichols Sports Arena for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Nuggets would win 102–89 as the Kings went home with a 39–43 record, missing the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season. Following the season, Spud Webb was traded back to the Atlanta Hawks.
This season, the Kings changed their logo and added purple to their uniforms. The jerseys lasted until 2002, while the logo lasted until 2016.