Who is the best Chicago Bulls player of the last 10 years?

PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 30: Joakim Noah
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With the NCAA tournament starting this week, March Madness fever is in full swing. I’m putting the top 16 Bulls players of the last 10 years in an NCAA-like bracket to determine who the best Chicago Bulls player of the last decade is.

The Chicago Bulls are one of the most storied franchises in the NBA. From Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen to Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler, the Bulls have always had great players.

Over the past decade, there have been numerous NBA players that have worn the Chicago Bulls’ jersey. In the spirit of March Madness, I decided to rank the top 16 players of the past 10 years and put them in a bracket to decide who the best of the bunch is.

The bracket will be split up into 4 regions named after the 4 jerseys that are hanging in the rafters at the United Center (Michael Jordan, Bob Love, Scottie Pippen, Jerry Sloan).

Note: In order to qualify for this tournament, a player must have played a minimum of 82 games while with the Bulls, which is equivalent to a full NBA season. So you won’t find names like Dunn, LaVine, or Markkanen on this list. 

Without further ado, here are the regions and players:

The Jordan Region: (1) Derrick Rose vs (4) Robin Lopez, (2) Kirk Hinrich vs (3) Mike Dunleavy
The Love Region: (1) Taj Gibson vs (4) Bobby Portis, (2) Luol Deng vs (3) Nikola Mirotic
The Pippen Region: (1) Jimmy Butler vs (4) Andres Nocioni, (2) Ben Gordon vs (3) Kyle Korver
The Sloan Region: (1) Joakim Noah vs (4) Nate Robinson, (2) Pau Gasol vs (3) Carlos Boozer

Let’s break it down.