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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2. Pau Gasol - 22.2

Pau Gasol is another player who had a very short tenure with the Bulls, but he was very productive. He played two seasons with Chicago and was an All-Star in both. He also made the All-NBA second team in his first year with the team. 

Gasol was about as good as can be, shooting well and being very productive. He averaged 17 PPG and 11.4 RPG over two seasons, paired with a couple blocks per game. Much like Drummond, despite not playing for the Bulls for a long time, Gasol was extremely efficient in his short tenure. That’s the keyword in player “efficiency” rating, not how good they were over their entire career. That said, Gasol is a Hall of Famer. 

1. Michael Jordan - 29.1

There is very little that needs to be said about Michael Jordan being the best Bulls player of all time. Even a flawed metric like PER can’t get this selection wrong. Jordan is possibly the greatest player in the history of the entire NBA, let alone the Bulls' franchise. 

His PER with the Bulls would be the best in NBA history, but his later years bring his career PER down. Currently, he has the second-highest career PER of all time, only behind Nikola Jokic. This stat heavily favors big men, so for Jordan’s PER to be so high, it becomes even more impressive.