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Top five shooting guards in Chicago Bulls history
Qualifiers: the Chicago Bulls have been around for more than four decades, so players should have at least two or three years with the team. Also, players will be classified under one position even if they played at more than one.
The man synonymous with Chicago Bulls basketball, Michael Jordan owned the NBA in the 1990s as he led the Bulls to championships in six of his seven full seasons in the decade. Jordan holds the Chicago Bulls' all-time records for points (29,277), rebounds (5,836), assists (5,012) and steals (2,306). The first-ballot Hall of Famer won five NBA MVP awards, took home all six NBA Finals MVPs, went to 14 All-Star Games and even won a Defensive Player of the Year award. His ten scoring titles are the most by any player and his career average of 30.1 points per game is the highest in NBA history. With so many incredible accomplishments, we're even willing to overlook the Hitler mustache.
Recently retired Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan spent ten of his 11 seasons as a player in a Chicago Bulls uniform. Sloan was a an intense defensive swingman who was named to six All-Defensive teams including four First Team honors. He joined the Bulls in their inaugural 1966-67 season and helped lead them to the playoffs in eight of ten years with averages of 14.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. Sloan remains one of only four players to score more than 10,000 points for the Bulls.
Current Detroit Pistons guard Ben Gordon had a nice start to his career as a go-to guy for Chicago. The third pick of the 2004 draft, Gordon won the Sixth Man of the Year award as a rookie. He scored better than 20 points per game twice with cumulative averages of 18.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists over five seasons with the Bulls. Gordon was a big time playoff performer during his time in Chicago, averaging 20.2 points in the postseason. His career .404 three-point percentage currently ranks 22nd in NBA history.
Former "Fab Five" standout Jalen Rose played some of his best basketball for the Chicago Bulls in the early 2000s. Rose was a late bloomer in the NBA and his high scoring year came during his age 30 season with the Bulls in 2002-03. He averaged 21.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists over parts of three seasons in Chicago from midseason 2001-02 to early 2003-04. Rose scored a total of 13,220 points in 13 NBA seasons.
Quintin Dailey was a pure scoring guard who spent the first four and best four years of his career with the Bulls in the 1980s. He averaged 16.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists over 272 games for Chicago until his off-court problems began to overshadow his on-court talent.
Chicago Bulls Franchise Index, Basketball-Reference.com
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