Chicago Bulls: 15 best scorers in franchise history

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24. . Shooting guard. 1978-84. Reggie Theus. 11. player

Reggie Theus was an interesting physical specimen, to say the least. At 6-foot-7, he had good length out on the wing, but at only 190 pounds it would seem difficult for him to thrive in the physical era of the 80’s.

That didn’t happen to be the case though. He was a relentless attacker of the basket, always with his head down and willing to plow through any and all defenders to get to the hole and finish. With a soft touch around the rim, success in the paint was the norm for Theus.

It didn’t matter what bruising behemoth was waiting for him at the rim. Theus was would always rise to the challenge and usually wound up converting at the rim or earning a trip to the free-throw line.

His mid-range jumper was respectable, enough to merit coverage that gave him the lane needed to charge to the bucket.

During his six seasons in Chicago, Theus wasn’t always a volume scorer. His average with the Bulls was 18.8 points a night, topping out at 23.8 per game during the 1982-83 season, but it was obvious the man had a talent for putting the ball in the bucket.

When it came to Theus, there were never any scoring titles or consistent nights of 30+ points, but there was a consistency to his game, one that allowed him to score under what seemed like the most difficult of circumstances.

Coming in at 53rd in the history of the NBA in points scored, Theus won’t be remembered as one of the games all-time great scorers, but with 19,015 points to his name, there is no doubting what he could do with the ball in his hands.