You can notice a trend on this list of just how many mediocre players the Bulls surrounded MJ with in the mid-to-late 1980’s. One of those former Bulls players that the Bulls helped to hang MJ out to dry with is 6-foot-7 and 215 pound former Vanderbilt Commodores small forward Charles Davis. He stuck around with the Bulls for two seasons.
Davis was a second round pick out of the Vanderbilt basketball program in the 1981 NBA Draft by the Washington Bullets (now the Wizards). He played in around three and a half seasons in the nation’s capital before taking his talents elsewhere. But it was the later stages of his career when he would land with the Bulls.
He played in just over 100 games with the Bulls starting in the 1988-89 season, and started in three of them. And although he averaged just under 10 minutes per game in his over 100 games played in the Windy City, he couldn’t make the most of the limited opportunity he got. Davis averaged 3.1 points per game, 1.9 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.4 steals, and 0.1 blocks, while shooting 39.9 percent from the field, 27.5 percent from beyond the arc, and 76.5 percent from the charity stripe.
A 96 offensive rating and fairly high 110 defensive rating during his two seasons with the Bulls wasn’t a good mark for Davis. He also registered a box plus/minus rating of -5.6, -0.9 value over replacement player rating, 43.4 true shooting percentage, and 8.7 player efficiency rating.
There wasn’t many positives to the Bulls keeping Davis around for a triple-digit number of games in the late 1980’s and 1990.