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.

The first Australian to make the NBA, Luc Longley played his first two years and change before he was dealt to the Chicago Bulls during the 1993-94 season, or as better known, Michael Jordan's baseball era.
Wilbur Holland had a unique basketball career, taken in the Fifth Round out of the University of New Orleans in 1975. The team that took him, Atlanta, waived him at seasons' end, and Holland received an opportunity with the Chicago Bulls.
Bill Cartwright was an All-Star as a rookie for the New York Knicks in 1980, and that would be the only time he played in the mid-season classic.  The Center was with the Knicks until 1988 when he was traded to the Bulls, which would bring him his greatest team success in basketball.
Taken Third Overall by the Bulls in the 1967 Draft, Clem Haskins arrived in Chicago as an All-American and three-time OVC Player of the Year.
Only with the Chicago Bulls for the past four seasons, the Finnish Power Forward has been one of the few bright spots of an otherwise mediocre squad.
The 1988 SEC Player of the Year at Vanderbilt, Will Perdue, was Chicago 1stRound Pick (11thOverall), where the Center would become Bill Cartwright's backup for six years.
Scott May had about as good a year as you could in 1975-76 when he was a senior at Indiana.  Playing at Small Forward for the Bobby Knight coached team, May took the Hoosiers to an undefeated season, an NCAA Championship, and was the consensus MVP.  The nearby Chicago Bulls took May with the Second Overall Pick that year.
We are usually hesitant to rank a player who was only with a team for one season (and four Games), but we have a Hall of Famer in Guy Rodgers, whose lone year in Chicago was an All-Star one.
Ben Wallace was coming off four straight Defensive Player of the Year awards and was a champion with the Detroit Pistons in 2004.  The Chicago Bulls signed him as a Free Agent in 2006, and Wallace was set to being his defensive skills to the Windy City.
While the overall game of Fred Hoiberg was not complete, he was a good shooter, especially from behind the arc.