Top 5 Point Guards in Chicago Bulls Franchise’s History
5. John Paxon
Not only was John Paxson dependable, he was also available during the Chicago Bulls’ first three-peat. Paxson ranks fifth in career games played for the Bulls with 645, and is also ranked sixth in team history in assists and ninth in steals. Paxson’s best moment came in Game of the 1993 NBA Finals. Down two with seconds remaining, Paxson hit a series-clinching three as the Bulls defeated Phoenix, winning their third title of the decade. That three point shot was surely enough for Paxon to secure a spot here in the top 5 of best Chicago Bulls point guards of all-time. I don’t know how much longer he will stay here in the top 5, but there is no doubt he deserves it right now. Long live John Paxon and his clutch gene.
4. Kirk Hinrich
Kirk Hinrich earned All-America status as a senior at Kansas by averaging more than 17 points per game and the Chicago Bulls selected the combo guard with the seventh overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. He was an All-Rookie selection in 2003-04 and was named All-Defensive in 2006-07. In 10 seasons in Chicago, Hinrich has averaged 11.8 points, 5.3 assists, 3.1 rebounds shooting a rough 40 percent from the floor. Still, he is the franchise’s all-time leader with 1,026 3-pointers, is third in team history with 713 games, 3,752 assists and 844 steals; fourth with 22,990 minutes played; eighth with 8,404 points; and sixth with an average of 5.3 assists per game. He is also one of the more loved Bulls of the last few decade, affectionately nicknamed Caption Kirk. Love him or hate him, either way – he deserves this spot.
3. Steve Kerr
Steve Kerr was a vital role player for a Bulls team that would win three NBA titles. He was in the top 4 or better in 3-point shooting every year as a Chicago Bull. Kerr averaged five points in 18.8 minutes per game off the bench in the 1996 NBA Finals, hitting 6 of 7 shots in a six-game victory over the Seattle SuperSonics. He cemented his legacy in Chicago the following year against the Utah Jazz in the 1997 NBA Finals, as Kerr famously hit a clutch jumper with five seconds left that sealed the Game 6 victory that iced a second straight title.
In five seasons in Chicago, Kerr averaged 8.2 points, 2.2 assists and 1.5 rebounds on 50 percent from the floor and a ridiculous 47 percent from behind the arc. He holds a single-season franchise record with a 3-point percentage of .523 in 1994-95 and is the team’s all-time leader with a 3-point percentage of .479. He was about as perfect of a role player Michael Jordan could have asked for, and because of that – he takes the third spot on this list.