San Antonio Spurs: 15 best scorers in franchise history

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Terry Cummings, San Antonio Spurs

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Terry Cummings

Forward, (1990-95)

Forward Terry Cummings was quite the decorated player when he arrived via trade to the Spurs. He won the Rookie of the Year award with the San Diego Clippers and made two All-Star appearances with the Milwaukee Bucks. He was traded by the Bucks prior to the 1989-90 season for guard Alvin Robertson. On the Spurs roster to begin that year were rookies Sean Elliott and David Robinson, two familiar names to the avid basketball fan.

Cummings put up 22.4 points and 8.4 rebounds in his first season with the Spurs alongside the rookie duo. In the postseason, he averaged 24.9 points and 9.4 rebounds per game as San Antonio made it all the way to the Western Conference Semifinals.

He posted three games with over 30 points against the Portland Trail Blazers trio of Clyde Drexler, Jerome Kersey and Terry Porter. It still wasn’t enough as the Spurs fell in seven games.

The following two seasons, Cummings proved useful in the scoring department, averaging 17.6 and 17.3 points per contests respectively. He brought a nice combination of mid-range and post moves to the table. His career took a turn for the worst when he tore his ACL in a summer pickup game in 1992.

He remains as one of only six players in Spurs history to score over 50 points in a regular season game. Cummings put up 52 points back on Jan. 31, 1990 in a 129-95 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.

He averaged 14.4 points per game in six seasons with the Spurs. Currently, he ranks 19th all-time on the franchise scoring list with 5,181 points.

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