San Antonio Spurs: 25 players you may have forgotten were on the team

By Rob Wolkenbrod
SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 11: Tracy McGrady
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PHOENIX – FEBRUARY 11: Chuck Person
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18. Chuck Person

Throughout his 20’s, Chuck Person was a steady, consistent contributor for the Indiana Pacers and Minnesota Timberwolves. He averaged below 16 points per game just once in his first eight seasons, and shot the ball considerably well from beyond the 3-point line (35.5 percent from years one to eight).

Person never made an All-Star team, despite his productive years in Indiana. He played next to Reggie Miller on the Pacer teams of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

In 1994 free agency, Person signed with the San Antonio Spurs and stuck around for four years. His first two seasons were mostly as a sixth man, shooting back-to-back career-high numbers of 38 and 41 percent from the 3-point line. The 1994-95 season saw him put up 164 shots from beyond the arc, the single-season record for a reserve player.

However, a back injury in 1996 derailed Person’s career. It caused him to miss the entire 1996-97 season, only to return in 1997-98 and shoot a career-low 35 percent from the field with 6.7 points per game. The Spurs dealt him shortly before the 1998-99 season, which led to a NBA championship. He played two more seasons and shot under 40 percent in both and retired after the 1999-00 campaign.