Chicago Bulls: 5 best Michael Jordan teammates on ‘The Last Dance’ team

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Steve Kerr, Chicago Bulls
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5. Steve Kerr, Guard

It was a tough decision to pick between the likes of current Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and memorable former Bulls center Luc Longley for the final spot on this list. There were also a number of other Bulls players that were pretty efficient off the bench, but no other role players made as big of an impact as these two.

But the Bulls likely got more valuable contributions down the stretch and in the playoff run from Kerr than they did Longley. And they needed the outside shooting ability that Kerr brought to the table pretty bad. Kerr was a sharpshooter that could completely change the gameplan of opposing defenses if he was coming off the bench.

During this largely heralded 1997-98 season that Kerr put up with the Bulls, he averaged 7.5 points per game, 1.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 0.5 steals, while shooting 45.4 percent from the field, 43.8 percent from beyond the arc, and 91.8 percent from the charity stripe. That amounted to a box plus/minus rating of 1.0 and .161 win shares per 48 minutes.

In the playoffs, Kerr was solid too (posted a box plus/minus rating of 3.0) in a lot of aspects of his game. He posted a whopping 135 offensive rating during that 1998 playoff run as he shot 40 percent from three-point range yet again. The value that Kerr offered when it mattered most determined him making this list.