2. Kyle Korver
When it comes to raw shooting ability, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone more lethal from long-range than Kyle Korver. In fact, if you were to host a hypothetical three-point contest among every player in Chicago Bulls history, I have to say Korver would probably be the man I place my bet on.
Unlike other players on this list, Korver’s time in Chicago was cut rather short, only playing two seasons in the Windy City. Korver averaged 1.6 threes off the bench for the Bulls from 2010-2012, and he hit converted them at an incredible rate of 42.5%. Believe it or not, this was actually substandard for Korver at this time, as he led the league in three-point percentage four times and averaged 45.2% from deep between the years 2009 and 2017.
Steve Kerr and Kyle Korver set the gold standard for all sharpshooters to come.
1. Steve Kerr
If Hodges were to thrive in this era of basketball, I can only imagine the damage Steve Kerr would do if encouraged to jack it up at every given opportunity. Back in the 90s, Kerr’s job was to defer to MJ and be available for kickouts; in today’s NBA, however, his floor-spacing ability would be used to its full potential.
Kerr was as good as it gets from beyond the arc in his five seasons with the Bulls. He made 1.1 threes per game at an absolutely unbelievable 47.9% clip during this stretch, even leading the league in three-point percentage for the second time in his career in 1995. His efforts would earn him three rings with the Bulls (and later, another two with the Spurs), while also being enshrined forever by making one of the biggest shots in Chicago Bulls and NBA Finals history.
So when it comes to ranking the greatest sharpshooters in Chicago Bulls history, not even a player from this new era of three-point marksmen come out on top. Until someone does it as consistently and at as high of a level as Steve Kerr, he continues to reign supreme.