Rusty LaRue is proof that hard work can get you where you want to be. He wasn’t drafted by the Bulls but earned a roster spot after playing in the minor leagues for a couple of seasons. He saw limited playing time, but scored 3.5 points per game and earned a championship ring in the process.
LaRue would get more playing time the next season with the departures of Jordan, Rodman, Pippen, and Kerr, and he made 33.7% of his 3-point attempts. He would be released after the ’99 season and would play in Russia, Italy and briefly again in the NBA before retiring. In retirement, he was an assistant coach at his alma mater, Wake Forest.