1995–96 Chicago Bulls season

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1995–96 Chicago Bulls season
NBA Champions
Conference Champions
Division Champions
Fourth NBA Championship
Head coach Phil Jackson
General manager Jerry Krause
Owner(s) Jerry Reinsdorf
Arena United Center
Results
Record 72–10 (.878)
Place Division: 1st (Central)
Conference: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish NBA Champions
(Defeated SuperSonics 4-2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television SportsChannel Chicago, WGN
Radio WMAQ
< 1994–95 1996–97 >

The 1995–96 NBA season was the Bulls' 30th season in the NBA.[1] During the offseason, the Bulls acquired rebound-specialist Dennis Rodman from the San Antonio Spurs. This season saw the Bulls set the record for most wins in an NBA regular season, finishing with 72 wins and 10 losses, which was surpassed by the 2015–16 Golden State Warriors with 73 wins and 9 losses. The team started 37–0 at home, part of a then-NBA-record 44-game winning streak that included games from the 1994–95 regular-season. Their 33 road wins were the most in NBA history until the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors won 34 road games. The season was the best 3-loss start in NBA history at 41–3 (.932). The Bulls became the first NBA team to ever win 70 regular season games, finishing first overall in their division, conference, and the entire NBA. They are also the only team in NBA history to win more than 70 games and an NBA title in the same season.

The Bulls swept the Miami Heat 3–0 in the first round of the playoffs, defeated the New York Knicks 4–1 in five games of the semifinals, then swept the Orlando Magic 4–0 in the Conference Finals. They then defeated the Seattle SuperSonics 4–2 in the 1996 NBA Finals, winning their fourth NBA title in six seasons. The Bulls have the best combined regular and postseason record in NBA history 87–13 (.870). For the season, the Bulls added black pinstripe alternate road uniforms. They would remove the pinstripes from the jerseys in 1997.

The team's season roster is featured in the video game NBA 2K16.[2]

Off-season[edit]

Before the 1995–96 NBA season, the Bulls acquired Dennis Rodman and Jack Haley from the Spurs in exchange for Will Perdue and cash considerations to fill a void at power forward left by Horace Grant, who left the Bulls before the 1994–95 NBA season.[3]

In his book Bad as I Wanna Be,[citation needed] Rodman wrote that Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen had to approve the trade. Rodman chose the number 91 (9+1=10 according to Rodman for why he chose that number) for his jersey since #10 was retired by the Bulls in 1995 in honor of Bob Love.

Haley played in one game, the final game of the regular season, and didn't participate in the playoffs. He was best known for his friendship with the enigmatic Rodman.[4]

NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 1995 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 20 Jason Caffey PF  United States Alabama
2 31 Dragan Tarlać C  Serbia Olympiakos (Greece)

Roster[edit]

Chicago Bulls roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
PG 0 United States Brown, Randy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) New Mexico State
SF 30 United States Buechler, Jud 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Arizona
PF 35 United States Caffey, Jason 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Alabama
C 53 United States Edwards, James 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Washington
PF 54 United States Haley, Jack 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) UCLA
PG 9 United States Harper, Ron 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Miami (OH)
SG 23 United States Jordan, Michael (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) North Carolina
PG 25 United States Kerr, Steve 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Arizona
SF 7 Croatia Kukoč, Toni 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Croatia
C 13 Australia Longley, Luc 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 265 lb (120 kg) New Mexico
SF 33 United States Pippen, Scottie (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Central Arkansas
PF 91 United States Rodman, Dennis 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) SE Oklahoma State
PF 22 United States Salley, John 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Georgia Tech
PF 8 United States Simpkins, Dickey 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 248 lb (112 kg) Providence
C 34 Canada Wennington, Bill 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) St. John's
Head coach

Phil Jackson (North Dakota)

Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 1996–03–24

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench
SF Scottie Pippen Toni Kukoč Jud Buechler
PF Dennis Rodman John Salley Jason Caffey Dickey Simpkins 
C Luc Longley Bill Wennington James Edwards Jack Haley 
PG Ron Harper Steve Kerr Randy Brown  
SG Michael Jordan    

Standings[edit]

Central Division[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Chicago Bulls 72 10 .878 39–2 33–8 24–4
x-Indiana Pacers 52 30 .634 20 32–9 20–21 19–9
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 47 35 .573 25 26–15 21–20 13–15
x-Atlanta Hawks 46 36 .561 26 26–15 20–21 15–13
x-Detroit Pistons 46 36 .561 26 30–11 16–25 15–13
Charlotte Hornets 41 41 .500 31 25–16 16–25 13–15
Milwaukee Bucks 25 57 .305 47 14–27 11–30 8–20
Toronto Raptors 21 61 .256 51 15–26 6–35 5–23

Eastern Conference[edit]

Record vs. opponents[edit]

Table[edit]

1995-96 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA VAN WAS
Atlanta 4–0 3–1 0–4 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–3
Boston 0–4 2–2 0–3 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 0–4 1–3 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–2
Charlotte 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–3 3–0 0–4 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1
Chicago 4–0 3–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–0
Cleveland 1–3 3–1 1–3 0–4 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 1–2 3–1 1–2 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–1
Dallas 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 2–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–3 4–0 0–2
Denver 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–3 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–1
Detroit 2–2 1–2 3–1 0–4 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 4–0 0–4 1–3 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 0–2 2–0 1–2
Golden State 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–3 4–0 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 2–0 2–2 4–0 1–1
Indiana 3–1 4–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 0–2 2–0 3–0
L.A. Clippers 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 3–1 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 1–3 3–1 1–1
L.A. Lakers 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 4–0 1–1
Miami 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–3 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 5–0 1–3 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–2
Milwaukee 2–2 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–3
Minnesota 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–0 0–4 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–4 3–1 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–2
New Jersey 0–4 2–2 3–0 0–3 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–4 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 0–5 3–1 1–1 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 2–0 2–2
New York 1–2 4–0 0–3 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 3–1
Orlando 2–2 3–1 4–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 4–0
Philadelphia 1–2 0–4 1–3 0–4 0–4 2–0 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–3
Phoenix 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–3 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0
Portland 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–3 2–2 0–2
Sacramento 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 0–4 2–0 0–4 2–2 0–2
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–2 4–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 1–1
Seattle 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 4–0 4–0 0–2 4–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1
Toronto 0–4 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–0 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–4 1–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1
Utah 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 4–0 1–3 1–3 2–0 4–0 1–1
Vancouver 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 2–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 0–4 0–2
Washington 3–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 0–4 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0

Regular season[edit]

November[edit]

Scottie Pippen accumulated 2 triple-doubles and 4 double-doubles in November 1995.

The Bulls began the 1995–96 season on November 3 against the Charlotte Hornets and defeated them, 105–91, with Michael Jordan scoring 42 points.[5] The next day, Chicago defeated the Boston Celtics in a 22-point blowout.[6] On November 7, the Bulls defeated the Toronto Raptors behind Jordan's 38 points.[7] In Gund Arena, Chicago defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers on November 9, where Scottie Pippen accumulated a triple-double with 18 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists.[8] After defeating the Portland Trail Blazers on November 11, the Bulls reached a 5–0 start for the season.[9] On November 14, Chicago's undefeated streak ended with a loss to the Orlando Magic, despite a double-double performance by Pippen.[10] Following their first loss of the season, Chicago bounced back to defeat Cleveland on November 15.[11] The Bulls would continue their winning ways by defeating the New Jersey Nets on November 17.[12]

From November 21–December 2, the Bulls went on a road trip to play against Western Conference teams. On November 21, Chicago played in its first overtime game of the season in a win against the Dallas Mavericks, backed by a double-double performance by Pippen and 36 points from Jordan.[13] On the next day, the Bulls defeated the San Antonio Spurs behind another triple-double by Pippen and Jordan's 38 points.[14] Chicago then went to Delta Center to play against the Utah Jazz on November 24. In the game, the Bulls defeated the Jazz, 90–85.[15] On November 26, the Bulls headed to Seattle and were dealt their second loss of the season after losing by five points.[16] Heading south into Portland, Chicago would defeat the Trail Blazers by three points on November 27.[17] In their last game of the month, the Bulls went to Canada to play against the Vancouver Grizzlies and defeated them.[18]

December[edit]

Chicago's road trip ended in Los Angeles on December 2 after defeating the Clippers.[19] On December 6, the Bulls headed back to the United Center to play the New York Knicks and had defeated them despite Jordan's struggle that night.[20] The Bulls won their fifth straight game on December 8 against the Spurs.[21] On the next day, Chicago defeated the Milwaukee Bucks behind Jordan's 45-point performance.[22]

January[edit]

The Bulls went undefeated in January.

February[edit]

The Bulls continued their success in February winning 11 of 14.

March[edit]

The Bulls added 2 of their final 10 losses in March:[23]

On Sunday, March 10, they were blown out 104-72 in Madison Square Garden by Ewing's Knicks – their largest margin of defeat on the season.

Two weeks later, they dropped a game at the hands of the expansion Raptors, 109-108. Damon Stoudamire posted an efficient 30-point, 11-assist effort to lead Toronto.

April[edit]

The Bulls lost two home games in the final month losing to the Charlotte Hornets, then their final home game of the season to the Indiana Pacers. Those were their only home losses of the entire season, including the playoffs, as Chicago finished with an overall 39-2 record at the United Center.

Playoffs[edit]

Main article: 1996 NBA Playoffs

First round[edit]

Net. Game Date Time
TBS Game 1 April 26 9:30 EDT
NBC Game 2 April 28 5:30 EDT
TNT Game 3 May 1 8:00 EDT

The Bulls' playoff run began on April 26. Their First Round opponent was the Miami Heat, whom they defeated 3–1 in the regular season. In Game 1, the Bulls defeated Miami in a blowout victory behind Jordan's 35 points.[24] Winning in a 31-point blowout, Chicago once again defeated the Heat.[25] To reach the Conference Semifinals, the Bulls defeated the Heat in Miami in a game where Pippen accumulated a triple-double with 22 points, 18 rebounds, and 10 assists.[26]

Conference semifinals[edit]

Net. Game Date Time
NBC Game 1 May 5 5:30 EDT
TNT Game 2 May 7 9:30 EDT
NBC Game 3 May 11 1:00 EDT
NBC Game 4 May 12 5:30 EDT
TNT Game 5 May 14 8:00 EDT

The Bulls met rival New York Knicks in the Conference Semifinals. In the regular season, Chicago won the season series, 4–1. In Game 1 on May 5, the Bulls defeated the Knicks behind Jordan's 44 points.[27] Chicago would defeat New York again on May 7 to take a 2–0 series lead.[28] Playing at Madison Square Garden, the Bulls lost Game 3 in overtime, despite a 46-point offensive performance by Jordan.[29] In Game 4, Chicago defeated the Knicks by three points to take a 3–1 series lead.[30] To close out the series, the Bulls defeated New York at home behind double-double performances by Pippen and Rodman.[31]

Conference finals[edit]

Net. Game Date Time
NBC Game 1 May 19 3:30 EDT
TNT Game 2 May 21 8:30 EDT
NBC Game 3 May 25 3:30 EDT
NBC Game 4 May 27 3:30 EDT

In the Conference Finals, the Bulls met the Atlantic Division champions, Orlando Magic, a team led by Shaquille O'Neal and Anfernee Hardaway, who had reached the finals the previous year and been swept by Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets. The Bulls won the regular-season series against the Magic, 3–1. To start the series, the Bulls took Game 1 in a 38-point blowout on May 19.[32] Behind Jordan's 35 points, Chicago defeated Orlando on May 21.[33] In Game 3, the Bulls continued their winning ways by taking a 3–0 series lead against the Magic.[34] Completing the series sweep, the Bulls won Game 4 by five points behind a 45-point performance by Jordan.[35]

NBA Finals[edit]

Main article: 1996 NBA Finals
Net. Game Date Time
NBC Game 1 June 5 9:00 EDT
NBC Game 2 June 7 9:00 EDT
NBC Game 3 June 9 7:30 EDT
NBC Game 4 June 12 9:00 EDT
NBC Game 5 June 14 9:00 EDT
NBC Game 6 June 16 7:30 EDT

Chicago took on the Seattle SuperSonics, whose 64–18 franchise-best regular season record was overshadowed by the Bulls' 72–10 record. In the regular season, the two teams split the season series, 1–1. In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Chicago defeated Seattle by 17 points.[36] The Bulls took a 2–0 series lead against the Sonics in the second game where Rodman accumulated 20 rebounds.[37] In KeyArena, Chicago won Game 3 behind Jordan's 36 points.[38] The Bulls lost Game 4 in a 21-point blowout on June 12.[39] On June 14, the Bulls lost against Seattle in Game 5.[40] Back in the United Center, Chicago defeated Seattle in Game 6[41] to win the NBA championship four games to two.

Game log[edit]

Regular season[edit]

1995–96 game log
Total: 72–10 (Home: 39–2; Road: 33–8)
1995–96 schedule

Playoffs[edit]

1996 playoff game log
Total: 15–3 (Home: 10–0; Road: 5–3)
1995–96 schedule

Player statistics[edit]

[42]

Playoff Leaders[edit]

Rate statistic requirements

Minutes Played
1. Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 911
2. Detlef Schrempf ▪ SEA 789
3. Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 742
4. Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 733
5. Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 725
Field Goals
1. Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 188
2. Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 187
3. Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 162
4. Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 147
5. Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL 131
Field Goal Attempts
1. Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 407
2. Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 401
3. Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 334
4. Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 287
5. Detlef Schrempf ▪ SEA 259
2-Pt Field Goals
1. Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 188
2. Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 162
3. Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 147
4. Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL 131
5. Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 121
2-Pt Field Goal Attempts
1. Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 398
2. Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 345
3. Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 255
4. Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 234
5. Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL 216
3-Pt Field Goals
1. Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 41
2. Jeff Hornacek ▪ UTA 34
3. Mookie Blaylock ▪ ATL 33
4. Sam Perkins ▪ SEA 32
5. Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 30
3-Pt Field Goal Attempts
1. Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 105
2. Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 100
3. Sam Perkins ▪ SEA 87
4. Mookie Blaylock ▪ ATL 84
5. Dennis Scott ▪ ORL 69
Field Goals Missed
1. Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 220
2. Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 213
3. Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 175
4. Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 172
5. Detlef Schrempf ▪ SEA 136
Free Throws
1. Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 153
2. Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 124
3. Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 101
4. Hersey Hawkins ▪ SEA 85
5. Jeff Hornacek ▪ UTA 73
Free Throw Attempts
1. Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 187
2. Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 176
3. Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 156
4. Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL 122
5. Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 109
Offensive Rebounds
1. Dennis Rodman* ▪ CHI 98
2. Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 66
3. Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 62
4. Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL 49
5. Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 47
Defensive Rebounds
1. Dennis Rodman* ▪ CHI 149
2. Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 142
3. Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 139
4. Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 91
5. Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 89
Total Rebounds
1. Dennis Rodman* ▪ CHI 247
2. Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 208
3. Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 186
4. Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 153
5. Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL 120
Assists
1. John Stockton* ▪ UTA 195
2. Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 143
3. Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 107
4. Avery Johnson ▪ SAS 94
5. Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 79
Steals
1. Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 47
2. Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 37
3. Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 34
4. Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 33
5. John Stockton* ▪ UTA 29
Blocks
1. Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 40
2. David Robinson* ▪ SAS 25
3. Patrick Ewing* ▪ NYK 25
4. Luc Longley ▪ CHI 25
5. Felton Spencer ▪ UTA 22
Turnovers
1. Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 80
2. Detlef Schrempf ▪ SEA 67
3. Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 62
4. John Stockton* ▪ UTA 58
5. Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 45
Personal Fouls
1. Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 84
2. Luc Longley ▪ CHI 83
3. Dennis Rodman* ▪ CHI 76
4. Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 69
5. Antoine Carr ▪ UTA 66
Points
1. Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 552
2. Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 477
3. Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 434
4. Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 418
5. Detlef Schrempf ▪ SEA 336
Field Goal Pct
1. Will Perdue ▪ SAS .691
2. Adam Keefe ▪ UTA .676
3. Horace Grant ▪ ORL .649
4. Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL .607
5. Mark Bryant ▪ HOU .600
2-PT Field Goal Pct
1. Will Perdue ▪ SAS .691
2. Adam Keefe ▪ UTA .688
3. Horace Grant ▪ ORL .649
4. Steve Kerr ▪ CHI .647
5. Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL .607
3-Pt Field Goal Pct
1. Dontonio Wingfield ▪ POR .600
2. Vinny Del Negro ▪ SAS .593
3. Jeff Hornacek ▪ UTA .586
4. Arvydas Sabonis* ▪ POR .556
5. Chuck Person ▪ SAS .532
Free Throw Pct
1. Kenny Smith ▪ HOU 1.000
2. Cedric Ceballos ▪ LAL .917
3. Mario Elie ▪ HOU .917
4. Allan Houston ▪ DET .900
5. Hersey Hawkins ▪ SEA .895
Minutes Per Game
1. Wesley Person ▪ PHO 45.8
2. Anthony Mason ▪ NYK 43.8
3. Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 43.4
4. Mookie Blaylock ▪ ATL 42.6
5. Steve Smith ▪ ATL 42.1
Points Per Game
1. Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 30.7
2. Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 26.5
3. Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL 25.8
4. Charles Barkley* ▪ PHO 25.5
5. David Robinson* ▪ SAS 23.6
6. Arvydas Sabonis* ▪ POR 23.6
Rebounds Per Game
1. Dennis Rodman* ▪ CHI 13.7
2. Charles Barkley* ▪ PHO 13.5
3. Dale Davis ▪ IND 11.2
4. Patrick Ewing* ▪ NYK 10.6
5. Horace Grant ▪ ORL 10.4
Assists Per Game
1. John Stockton* ▪ UTA 10.8
2. Kevin Johnson ▪ PHO 10.8
3. Avery Johnson ▪ SAS 9.4
4. Rod Strickland ▪ POR 8.4
5. Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 6.8
Steals Per Game
1. Clyde Drexler* ▪ HOU 2.6
2. Robert Horry ▪ HOU 2.6
3. Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 2.6
4. Sarunas Marciulionis* ▪ SAC 2.5
5. Mookie Blaylock ▪ ATL 2.2
Blocks Per Game
1. Patrick Ewing* ▪ NYK 3.1
2. David Robinson* ▪ SAS 2.5
3. Hakeem Olajuwon* ▪ HOU 2.1
4. Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 2.0
5. Robert Horry ▪ HOU 1.6
Player Efficiency Rating
1. David Robinson* ▪ SAS 29.1
2. Charles Barkley* ▪ PHO 27.5
3. Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL 27.4
4. Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 26.7
5. Arvydas Sabonis* ▪ POR 24.7
True Shooting Pct
1. Will Perdue ▪ SAS .728
2. Chuck Person ▪ SAS .716
3. Horace Grant ▪ ORL .671
4. Eddie Jones ▪ LAL .657
5. Jeff Hornacek ▪ UTA .648
Effective Field Goal Pct
1. Chuck Person ▪ SAS .695
2. Adam Keefe ▪ UTA .691
3. Will Perdue ▪ SAS .690
4. Eddie Jones ▪ LAL .653
5. Horace Grant ▪ ORL .649
Offensive Rebound Pct
1. Dennis Rodman* ▪ CHI 18.3
2. Ervin Johnson ▪ SEA 15.2
3. Dale Davis ▪ IND 14.5
4. Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL 13.5
5. Will Perdue ▪ SAS 13.4
Defensive Rebound Pct
1. Dennis Rodman* ▪ CHI 30.9
2. Charles Barkley* ▪ PHO 27.5
3. Arvydas Sabonis* ▪ POR 27.5
4. Will Perdue ▪ SAS 25.8
5. Patrick Ewing* ▪ NYK 25.4
Total Rebound Pct
1. Dennis Rodman* ▪ CHI 24.3
2. Will Perdue ▪ SAS 19.7
3. Charles Barkley* ▪ PHO 18.8
4. Dale Davis ▪ IND 18.7
5. Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 18.2
Assist Pct
1. Rod Strickland ▪ POR 48.0
2. Kevin Johnson ▪ PHO 47.3
3. John Stockton* ▪ UTA 45.9
4. Avery Johnson ▪ SAS 38.9
5. Howard Eisley ▪ UTA 33.5
Steal Pct
1. Clyde Drexler* ▪ HOU 3.7
2. Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 3.5
3. Robert Horry ▪ HOU 3.5
4. Nate McMillan ▪ SEA 3.3
5. Craig Ehlo ▪ ATL 3.0
Block Pct
1. Greg Ostertag ▪ UTA 9.0
2. Felton Spencer ▪ UTA 7.2
3. Patrick Ewing* ▪ NYK 6.0
4. Luc Longley ▪ CHI 5.2
5. Ervin Johnson ▪ SEA 5.0
Turnover Pct
1. Vinny Del Negro ▪ SAS 4.3
2. Horace Grant ▪ ORL 5.6
3. Charles Barkley* ▪ PHO 6.2
4. Mario Elie ▪ HOU 6.6
5. Bryon Russell ▪ UTA 6.6
Usage Pct
1. Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 34.9
2. Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 32.9
3. Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL 32.3
4. David Robinson* ▪ SAS 31.6
5. Arvydas Sabonis* ▪ POR 30.7
Offensive Rating
1. Horace Grant ▪ ORL 141.8
2. Will Perdue ▪ SAS 131.4
3. Chuck Person ▪ SAS 130.5
4. Jeff Hornacek ▪ UTA 128.0
5. Steve Kerr ▪ CHI 126.2
Defensive Rating
1. Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 96.1
2. Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 96.6
3. Dennis Rodman* ▪ CHI 96.7
4. Patrick Ewing* ▪ NYK 97.5
5. Greg Ostertag ▪ UTA 97.6
Offensive Win Shares
1. Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 3.4
2. Jeff Hornacek ▪ UTA 2.3
3. Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 1.9
4. Anfernee Hardaway ▪ ORL 1.8
5. Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 1.5
Defensive Win Shares
1. Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 1.7
2. Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 1.6
3. Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 1.4
4. Dennis Rodman* ▪ CHI 1.4
5. Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 1.3
Win Shares
1. Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 4.7
2. Jeff Hornacek ▪ UTA 3.1
3. Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 3.1
4. Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 3.0
5. Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 3.0
Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1. Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI .306
2. Jeff Hornacek ▪ UTA .233
3. Horace Grant ▪ ORL .221
4. David Robinson* ▪ SAS .214
5. Bryon Russell ▪ UTA .213
Box Plus/Minus
1. Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 9.3
2. Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 8.1
3. Jeff Hornacek ▪ UTA 7.8
4. Bryon Russell ▪ UTA 7.7
5. Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 7.1
Offensive Box Plus/Minus
1. Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 8.1
2. Jeff Hornacek ▪ UTA 7.1
3. Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 5.1
4. Rod Strickland ▪ POR 4.9
5. Eddie Jones ▪ LAL 4.6
Defensive Box Plus/Minus
1. Robert Horry ▪ HOU 5.4
2. Hakeem Olajuwon* ▪ HOU 4.9
3. Patrick Ewing* ▪ NYK 4.7
4. Charles Smith ▪ SAS 4.4
5. Clyde Drexler* ▪ HOU 4.3
Value Over Replacement Player
1. Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 2.1
2. Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 1.9
3. Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 1.8
4. Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 1.6
5. Jeff Hornacek ▪ UTA 1.6

Salaries[edit]

Rk Player Salary
1. Michael Jordan $3,850,000
2 Toni Kukoč $3,560,000
3 Ron Harper $3,120,000
4 Scottie Pippen $2,925,000
5 Dennis Rodman $2,500,000
6 Luc Longley $2,300,000
7 Bill Wennington $1,000,000
8 Randy Brown $900,000
9 Dickey Simpkins $845,000
10 Steve Kerr $800,000
11 Jason Caffey $627,000
12 Jud Buechler $300,000
13 James Edwards $225,000
14 Jack Haley $225,000

Award winners[edit]

NBA All-Star Game[edit]

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