6. Craig Hodges
If you don’t recall Craig Hodges’ time with the Bulls, I couldn’t exactly fault you for it. After all, the last time he suited up in the red and white was more than 30 years ago. Signing with the Bulls in 1989, Hodges would go on to be an important piece of Chicago’s first two championship runs with Michael Jordan before his NBA career ultimately came to a close.
In nearly four seasons with the Bulls, Hodges was good for one three-pointer per game and knocked them down at a scorching hot 42.5% clip. In that era of basketball, this was virtually unheard of. I have very little doubt Hodges would have been an elite shooter and would have certainly made quite a bit of money if he played in today’s more perimeter-centric era of basketball. With two rings to his name and a decade of NBA experience under his belt, however, I doubt Hodges is too hung up on the subject.
Top-tier shooting ability helped Craig Hodges and Kirk Hinrich enjoy very long NBA careers.
5. Kirk Hinrich
Kirk Hinrich was a beloved Chicago Bulls staple in two different decades across two tenures with the team. Drafted 7th overall in 2003, Hinrich was the first of many pieces that would help the Bulls slowly climb out of the post-Jordan slump it had been in for so many years.
Captain Kirk was about as well-rounded of a player it gets, but his shooting was particularly impressive. Hinrich swished 1.4 threes per game at a rate of 37.6% across 748 games with the team. His veteran years do bring these averages down a bit, however, as he actually averaged 1.6 threes made at 37.9% during his first six-year long stint in Chicago. Hinrich currently holds the record for most threes made in franchise history with 1049, but the next entry on this list just might soon surpass him.