Top 50 Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls were founded in 1966, bringing Basketball to the Windy City far later than it should have.

For most fans, the Bulls history really did not begin until they drafted Michael Jordan. The drafting of M.J. changed everything, and he would take them to a pair of "three-peats," which will be forever celebrated, as it should be.

Chicago has not made the Finals since Jordan’s departure.

This list is up to the end of the 2020-21 regular season.

Note: Basketball lists are based on an amalgamation of tenure, traditional statistics, advanced statistics, playoff statistics, and post-season accolades.

B.J. Armstrong left the University of Iowa as their all-time Assists leader, and who was he going to pass to as a pro?  Michael Jordan.
Taj Gibson was the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 at USC, and the Chicago Bulls took him with the Twenty-Sixth Pick of that year's Draft.
Orlando Woolridge was taken no. 6 overall in 1981 by the Chicago Bulls, and the Small Forward played his first five seasons there.
Normally a pro basketball player works up to their best pro season, but Dave Greenwood did it backward as his rookie year was his most productive.
John Paxson was a two-time Second Team All-American at Notre Dame, and after two years with the San Antonio Spurs, he joined the Chicago Bulls as a Veteran Free Agent.
Carlos Boozer was a two-time All-Star with the Utah Jazz, and while he was not able to gain a third with Chicago, he was still able to provide a solid two-way game in the four years he was a Bull.
Clifford Ray was taken number 40 in the 1971 Draft, but despite that late selection, the Oklahoma Sooner made the Chicago Bulls roster
When people think of Pau Gasol, they will always think of the Los Angeles Lakers first.  They should, but don't sleep on his two years with the Chicago Bulls, where he played the most complete basketball of his career.
Ron Harper knew that his stats would plummet when he signed with the Chicago Bulls in 1994.  Before he signed that Free Agent deal with the Bulls, Harper had four 20-plus PPG seasons in the NBA, including the year before he joined Chicago.  Harper was expected to score in droves for the Los Angeles Clippers (his previous team), but on the star-laden Bulls, he didn't have to.
The Chicago Bulls were Dave Corzine's third team, having played two years a piece for the Washington Bullets and the San Antonio Spurs before he was traded to his hometown.
Arriving as part of a blockbuster trade that sent Jimmy Butler to Minnesota, Zack LaVine became a scoring star in Chicago, though many basketball pundits believed that would transpire.
An NBA Champion with the Philadelphia 76ers in 1976, Weiss was traded from his third NBA team, Milwaukee to the Chicago Bulls during the 1968-69 Season.
Tyson Chandler was the Second Overall Pick in 2001 by the Los Angeles Clippers.  The Clippers traded Chandler immediately to Chicago for Elton Brand, and there was hope that the Bulls would be able to build their team around the Center.
The Chicago Bulls had the first overall pick in the NBA Draft, and they took Elton Brand, the Duke sophomore who was named the ACC Player of the Year, and National College Player of the Year.
Nikola Miritic was taken 23rdOverall by Houston in 2011, but he was traded twice that day to become a Chicago Bull, although that would not happen for years.
Andres Nocioni played in the Spanish League for years, and his performance in Argentina's 2004 Olympic Gold Medal win landed him a contract with the Chicago Bulls.
In the journeys of Brad Miller, the Center found himself in the Windy City as a professional twice.
When Chris Duhon was a rookie at Duke, he won the ACC Rookie of the Year and helped the Blue Devils win the 2001 NCAA Title.  The Point Guard played four years under "Coach K," and the Chicago Bulls took him in the Second Round of the 2004 Draft.
The Division II Player of the Year from Virginia Union, Charles Oakley, was selected with the Ninth Overall Pick in the 1985 Draft by the Chicago Bulls.  It was in Chicago where "Oak" became one of the most infamous players in the game.