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Chicago Bulls
(62-20, first in Central)
DRAFT PICKS: (28, 34, 58)

1998 Draft Order
Round Pick Name School Position
   1 28 Corey Benjamin Oregon State 2G
   2 34 Shammond Williams North Carolina PG
Traded to the Atlanta Hawks for Cory Carr and two second round picks
   2 58 Maceo Baston Michigan PF

Team Strengths
  • Team Defense
  • Jordan & Pippen
  • Team Statistics
      PPG FG% REBs TOs
    Bulls 96.7 (9th).451 (16th)44.9 (2nd)14.4 (5th)
    Opponents 89.6 (3rd).431 (5th)39.7 (8th)15.5 (11th)
    Weaknesses
  • Blocked Shots
  • Changes
  • What will be the fallout of Phil Jackson leaving?
  • Jordan, Pippen and Rodman???
  • Whole team and coaching staff
  • Needs
  • Sign Pippen, Jordan and Rodman; hire a head coach
  • Notes:
  • Bulls tied Utah for the NBA's best record (62-20)Bulls are 203-43 over the past three seasons (.825)
  • Last year, the Bulls led the league in scoring and were 2nd in shooting, but slumped to 9th and 16th this year, respectively
  • Pippen missed first 35 games this year (foot surgery) as Bulls went 37-10 after his return
  • Jordan posted lowest scoring average over a full season (28.7) since his rookie year ('84-'85)
  • Bulls finished 23rd in the league in blocks (4.30)
  • Won 13 straight from 3/12 - 4/7, the NBA's longest winning streak this year
  • Went 32-2 when they scored 100+; only Indiana (25-0) and Cleveland (20-0) were better
  • The defense finished in the top five in PPG, FG% and 3-point FG%
  • Were 17-0 when they shot 50% or better (their high-game was .543)
  • Went a combined 15-10 in the first and last months of the season and went 47-10 in the months between
  • The Jazz became the only team to sweep the Bulls in a season-series since '94-'95
  • First Round Draft Picks in the 90's
    1990 None
    1991 Mark Randall, F, Kansas (26)
    1992 Byron Houston, F, Oklahoma State (27)
    1993 Corie Blount, F, Cincinnati (25)
    1994 Dickey Simpkins, F, Providence (21)
    1995 Jason Caffey, F, Alabama (20)
    1996 Travis Knight, C, Connecticut (29)
    1997 Keith Booth, F, Maryland (28)
    Complete draft list over the years
    Players by Position
    Small Forwards Power Forwards Centers Point Guards Shooting Guards
    Scottie Pippen
    Toni Kukoc
    Jud Buechler
    Keith Booth
    Dennis Rodman
    Dickey Simpkins
    Luc Longley
    Bill Wennington
    Joe Kleine
    Michael Jordan
    Randy Brown
    Rusty LaRue
    Ron Harper
    Steve Kerr
    Scott Burrell
    Free Agents
    1998 1999 2000
    Michael Jordan
    Luc Longley
    Steve Kerr
    Scottie Pippen
    Bill Wennington
    Jud Buechler
    Dennis Rodman
    Scott Burrell
    Joe Kleine
    Rusty La Rue
    Dickey Simpkins
    Ron Harper
    Randy Brown (T-99)
    Toni Kukoc
    Keith Booth
     

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