Chicago Bulls: 3 modern day scorers that compare closest to MJ

Trae Young, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Trae Young, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Trae Young, Chicago Bulls
Trae Young, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Former Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan was maybe the greatest scorer in NBA history. There’s a few players that have some similarities to him now.

It’s really difficult to find an exact comparison between the likes of the Chicago Bulls all-time great shooting guard Michael Jordan and any current player around the NBA in the modern day. But there’s always a comparison to find that would be somewhat of an adapted version of part of what MJ brought to the table back during the dynasty years for the Bulls in the 1990’s.

Since Jordan was the set in stone best player in the NBA during his superstar days when the Bulls were winning all of those titles in the 1990’s, it makes the comparison for a player in the modern day much harder to find. There are a number of players in this day and age that will be set in stone Hall-of-Famers that will win numerous titles.

The ultimate comparison for MJ with any modern player in the NBA is usually the Los Angeles Lakers superstar forward LeBron James. Since his days with the Cleveland Cavaliers for two-go arounds and with the Miami Heat, LeBron was constantly aligned with Lakers legendary shooting guard Kobe Bryant and MJ.

There is a new wave of superstars coming through the NBA ranks at the moment, including Dallas Mavericks second-year guard Luka Doncic, Atlanta Hawks second-year point guard Trae Young, and Milwaukee Bucks MVP forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. They matchup with current superstars like Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden, and LeBron teammate Anthony Davis, to form the superstar group of the NBA in the modern day.

But amid that group it is still difficult to find who compares closest to MJ. To try and dig deeper, we took a look into the stylistic play of the top stars on offense. Since MJ is one of the best pure scorers in NBA history, production like points per game, shooting percentages, and offensive box plus/minus are key to making the list here.

Here’s a look into the three modern day scorers that MJ compares closest to.