Kukoc was immediately popular with the Chicago fans, and he was logging heavy minutes despite usually coming off the bench. Michael Jordan returned from his stint as a minor league baseball player, and Kukoc was a considerable part of the second three-peat dynasty (1996-98), with Kukoc winning the Sixth Man of the Year in 1995-96. The Small Forward never had a season in Chicago where he didn't have at least 10 Points per Game, and his best season was an 18.8 PPG campaign in 1998-99, the year after Jordan retired a second time.
The Bulls were in rebuilding mode, and he was traded to Philadelphia in 2000. As a Bull, Kukoc averaged 14.1 Points per Game with a PER of 18.6.