4. Zach LaVine
I promised you earlier that we weren’t done seeing current members of the Chicago Bulls on this list, as we arrive to the fourth spot here with Zach LaVine. When it comes to raw production, nobody eclipses LaVine, as he has maintained by far the highest average threes made per game in Bulls history at 2.7 — with Markkanen as the next closest player at 2.2.
Unlike other shot chuckers that have previously played for Chicago (Jamal Crawford ring a bell?), what’s impressive to me is that LaVine has maintained this high volume while still shooting an impressive 38.6% from beyond the arc. It’s very rare for a player to not suffer a big hit in efficiency when taking this many shots, but the fact Zach has managed to do so explains why he’s on track to surpass Hinrich for the franchise record by the end of next season.
Zach LaVine and Ben Gordon are two of the most dynamic scorers to ever wear a Chicago Bulls uniform.
3. Ben Gordon
If today’s perimeter-oriented brand of basketball has helped shooters and slashers like LaVine to thrive and make hundreds of millions, he has players like Ben Gordon to thank for it. Drafted third overall in 2004, Gordon would leave a positive imprint on the memories of all Bulls fans with his electric play, despite only playing in Chicago for five seasons.
Although playing big and fast was still the most popular strategy in the 2000s, Gordon showed just what was possible when a player could get scorching hot from deep. He made 1.9 threes per game at an absolutely ridiculous 41.5% clip over those five years, a performance so strong that it would unfortunately coax the Pistons to offer Gordon a deal far more lucrative than Chicago was willing to match. It was difficult for me to leave Gordon out of the top two here, but he still has his placed secured amongst the greatest shooters in Chicago Bulls history.