Chicago Bulls: 3 most underrated Michael Jordan teammates ever

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1. Trent Tucker, Shooting Guard

The definition of a quality teammate of Jordan during his run with the Bulls and one that is very much often forgotten is the long-time New York Knicks shooting guard Trent Tucker. For much of Tucker’s NBA career, he was actually a rival of Jordan playing alongside the likes of Patrick Ewing and Bernard King with the Knicks.

Coming out of the Minnesota Golden Gophers basketball program, Tucker was the first round pick (sixth overall) of the Knicks in the 1982 NBA Draft. He was a part of an NBA Draft class that also featured the likes of Dominique Wilkins, James Worthy, and Terry Cummings. And he is a Tarboro, NC, native so there’s a valid connection with Jordan in that regard.

Moreover, Tucker spent nine seasons in a Knicks uniform before he landed with the San Antonio Spurs during the 1991-92 season. He never got a title with the Spurs or the Knicks. But he would finally reach that ultimate goal with the Bulls, during one season playing in the Windy City during the 1992-93 campaign.

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Tucker played in 69 regular season games with the Bulls during the 1992-93 season. He registered 5.2 points per game to go along with a box plus/minus rating of 0.2, .127 win shares per 48 minutes, and around a 56.5 true shooting percentage. He also posted a positive box plus/minus rating and a true shooting percentage around 55.0 during the 1992-93 playoff run with the Bulls.