3 Chicago Bulls you forgot were on ‘The Last Dance’ team

Chicago Bulls, Brian Williams, Ron Harper, Jason Caffey, Luc Longley, Scottie Pippen.
Chicago Bulls, Brian Williams, Ron Harper, Jason Caffey, Luc Longley, Scottie Pippen. /
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(Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP via Getty Images) /

1. Jason Caffey, Power Forward

The former 6-foot-8 and 255 pound sizable and strong Alabama Crimson Tide power forward Jason Caffey was the 20th overall pick of the Bulls in the 1995 NBA Draft. And even though the Bulls picked Caffey with their first round pick in the midst of their dynasty years in the 1990’s, they wouldn’t keep him around for very long.

The final season for Caffey with the Bulls did come during The Last Dance. He played in 51 games with the Bulls during the 1997-98 regular season, before they dealt him to the Golden State Warriors prior to the trade deadline. The Bulls would get two future second round draft picks and David Vaughn for the return of Caffey to the Warriors.

Yet, during his last season with the Bulls, Caffey would average 5.3 points per game, 3.4 rebounds, 0.7 assists, and 0.3 steals, while shooting 50.3 percent from the field. He would nearly double his per game averages after landing with the Warriors. Caffey averaged more than 10 points per game and around six rebounds in the latter portion of the 1997-98 regular season with the Warriors.

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Caffey would officially qualify to get a championship ring for the Bulls during the 1996-97 season. But he wouldn’t during the 1995-96 or 1997-98 seasons, due to timing and lack of playing time total with the Bulls.

It is weird that Caffey was at his most effective during his time with the Bulls. He posted his career-best -3.1 box plus/minus rating, .116 win shares per 48 minutes, and 13.0 player efficiency rating during his bits and pieces of three years in the Windy City.