After finishing the regular season 29-53, the Kings received the sixth overall pick in Tuesday's NBA Draft Lottery.
Sacramento was projected to pick sixth and had a 43.9 percent chance of landing in that spot.
The Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA draft lottery, the first time since 2004 the team with the worst record won the No. 1 pick.
The Los Angeles Lakers moved from the fourth spot to second, keeping a pick they would have sent to Philadelphia if it fell outside the top five. The 76ers are third followed by the New York Knicks, who had the second-best odds of winning but instead fell to fourth 30 years after winning the first draft lottery and drafting Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing.
The Kings had a 6.3 percent chance of winning the lottery and the franchise hasn't won the first overall pick since 1989, when they selected Pervis Ellison.
Last year, Sacramento chose Nik Stauskas with the eighth overall pick and in 2013, they used the seventh selection on Ben McLemore.
The top half of the 2015 NBA Draft order is listed below...
1. Minnesota Timberwolves
2. Los Angeles Lakers
3. Philadelphia 76ers
4. New York Knicks
5. Orlando Magic
6. Sacramento Kings
7. Denver Nuggets
8. Detroit Pistons
9. Charlotte Hornets
10. Miami Heat
11. Indiana Pacers
12. Utah Jazz
13. Phoenix Suns
14. Oklahoma City Thunder
The Associated Press contributed to this report.