The 10 Greatest Bulls in history, ranked by Player Efficiency Rating (PER)

Michael Jordan (L) and Scottie Pippen (R) of the C
Michael Jordan (L) and Scottie Pippen (R) of the C / VINCENT LAFORET/GettyImages
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Despite struggling over the last few years, the Chicago Bulls are one of the most successful organizations in NBA history. Sending 13 players to the Basketball Hall of Fame, a plethora of talent has passed through Chicago. Advanced metrics, such as PER, favor some much less notable players.

Player efficiency rating, or PER, is an advanced metric that measures the overall impact of a player’s contributions. PER takes every aspect of their game into account and represents that impact with one number. \

That said, according to PER, these are the 10 greatest Bulls players of all time. 

10. Zach LaVine - 19.1 

While it might surprise some, Zach LaVine has been a great player throughout his tenure with Chicago. Over seven seasons with the Bulls, LaVine has averaged 24.2 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game, and 4.3 assists per game. Statistically, he’s been fantastic, and people quickly forget how well he played last season. 

LaVine played in just 25 games this season as he had season-ending foot surgery in February. That said, he was fantastic in 2023. Playing in 77 games, LaVine averaged 24.8 PPG on 49/38/85 shooting splits. Unfortunately, his success went under the radar as the team finished as the 10th seed. 

Overall, LaVine has averaged solid numbers on decent efficiency, which would result in a good PER. He’s had two all-star seasons and averaged a career-high 27.4 PPG in 2021. Just cracking the top 10 isn’t too surprising, but he beat out a lot of NBA legends for his spot on the list.