Michael Jordan Guard #23

Height: 6'6" Weight: 216 Years pro: 13 Age: 35

The coach says: Simply the best! Best offensive player, best defensive player at his position. Will get it done one way or the other. Is this his last year? His last series? Don't ever bet against him!

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 41 37.7 29.1 38.4 .479 .802 .261 6.0 3.3 1.8 0.5 2.3

Road 41 39.9 28.4 37.6 .452 .764 .211 5.6 3.6 1.6 0.6 2.2

October 1 42.0 30.0 40.0 .304 .762 - 6.0 4.0 2.0 1.0 3.0

November 15 39.2 27.4 37.9 .436 .699 .217 6.7 3.7 2.1 0.5 2.7

December 14 37.4 28.4 38.5 .452 .831 .188 6.9 3.2 1.2 0.6 2.9

January 16 39.7 30.7 39.1 .471 .853 .280 5.0 3.4 1.7 0.6 2.1

February 13 37.2 25.5 34.8 .468 .770 .105 5.8 3.5 1.2 0.5 1.6

March 14 40.4 28.9 37.7 .498 .742 .273 5.3 3.5 2.1 0.9 2.0

April 9 38.1 32.3 40.2 .488 .776 .333 4.8 3.1 2.1 0.1 2.1

In wins 62 38.4 29.1 38.3 .485 .804 .281 5.7 3.5 1.7 0.6 2.1

In losses 20 40.2 27.8 37.2 .410 .728 .135 6.0 3.5 1.7 0.3 2.7

vs. Utah 2 43.5 36.0 47.0 .476 .846 .111 6.0 5.0 2.0 0.5 2.0

Playoffs 15 41.5 31.9 41.5 .478 .810 .300 5.5 4.0 1.4 0.5 2.3

Scottie Pippen Forward #33

Height: 6'7" Weight: 228 Years pro: 11 Age: 32

The coach says: Plays with grace and ease. Bulls "stole him" in '87 deal with the Sonics. Great defender of all positions - could even guard a 5. Will leave the Bulls after the playoffs. One of the all-time NBA greats. Will post up smaller defenders. Loves to pull up and shoot the 3. Good driver.

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 23 37.1 18.4 29.9 .454 .724 .311 5.2 6.3 1.6 0.8 2.2

Road 21 38.0 19.9 30.2 .441 .857 .326 5.1 5.2 2.0 1.1 2.8

January 11 38.1 18.8 30.4 .412 .780 .275 5.2 6.4 1.5 1.0 2.5

February 13 35.5 18.3 28.0 .464 .826 .386 4.7 5.0 1.9 1.0 1.8

March 12 38.2 20.8 32.3 .480 .827 .320 6.2 5.4 2.0 1.0 2.7

April 8 39.1 18.4 29.5 .425 .667 .265 4.4 6.8 1.8 0.9 3.3

In wins 36 37.5 19.6 30.9 .461 .769 .338 5.4 5.9 1.8 1.1 2.5

In losses 8 37.9 16.9 26.4 .391 .833 .250 4.3 5.3 1.8 0.6 2.4

vs. Utah 2 34.5 12.5 22.5 .379 .500 .200 4.0 6.0 1.S 0.5 2.5

Playoffs 15 39.9 17.3 29.9 .417 .645 .226 7.3 5.4 2.3 1.0 2.3

Ron Harper Guard #9

Height: 6'6" Weight: 216 Years pro: 12 Age: 34

The coach says: Solid defender and rebounder. Was a terrific scorer before a serious knee injury in '90. Don't take him for granted. Will probably guard Stockton. Smart player.

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 41 27.2 9.0 15.5 .431 .763 .128 3.5 3.0 1.2 0.6 1.2

Road 41 28.5 9.7 16.1 .450 .735 .270 3.6 2.9 1.4 0.5 1.0

October 1 27.0 1.0 8.0 .000 .500 .000 3.0 4.0 4.0 0.0 2.0

November 15 30.6 8.0 15.4 .393 .632 .000 4.2 3.2 1.2 0.9 1.2

December 14 30.1 12.7 19.9 .463 .778 .167 4.4 2.8 1.8 0.8 1.3

January 16 29.0 8.9 15.4 .434 .862 .192 3.6 2.9 1.4 0.4 0.9

February 13 25.8 9.8 14.9 .472 .923 .111 3.3 1.8 1.1 0.7 1.5

March 14 26.9 9.6 15.8 .510 .659 .300 2.6 3.6 0.9 0.4 0.7

April 9 22.1 6.9 12.9 .354 .706 .333 2.8 3.2 1.4 0.3 1.0

In wins 62 28.2 10.1 16.6 .469 .750 .221 3.6 2.9 1.1 0.7 1.2

In losses 20 26.9 6.8 13.3 .348 .750 .063 3.3 3.2 1.9 0.4 0.8

vs. Utah 2 23.5 10.0 17.0 .450 1.000 .000 5.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 0.0

Playoffs 15 26.1 7.3 12.7 .494 .630 .308 3.3 2.1 0.7 0.9 0.7

Luc Longley Center #13

Height: 7'2" Weight: 292 Years pro: 7 Age: 29

The coach says: Hard worker. No real back-to-the-basket moves, but can hit medium-range jumper. Knows the offense very well. Will bang on the boards. Might start on Malone.

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 28 29.2 12.0 21.3 .463 .747 - 6.2 3.0 0.6 1.2 1.8

Road 30 29.5 10.9 19.0 .447 .725 - 5.6 2.6 0.5 1.0 2.6

October 1 21.0 8.0 13.0 .667 .000 - 5.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 4.0

November 15 31.1 12.0 21.1 .458 .703 - 6.7 2.5 0.6 1.3 2.3

December 12 28.2 12.3 21.1 .437 .829 - 5.8 3.0 0.3 1.3 2.0

January 16 31.4 9.9 19.2 .436 .647 - 5.8 3.5 0.8 0.8 2.1

February 12 27.6 12.5 19.9 .472 .789 - 5.3 2.2 0.6 0.9 2.0

March 2 21.5 10.0 18.0 .529 1.000 - 5.0 3.0 1.0 0.0 4.5

In wins 42 29.3 11.5 20.6 .462 .752 - 6.2 2.9 0.6 1.0 2.4

In losses 16 29.5 11.3 18.7 .438 .686 - 5.1 2.4 0.6 1.2 1.9

vs. Utah 2 33.0 10.0 21.0 .333 1.000 - 8.5 2.5 0.5 1.0 1.5

Playoffs 12 27.2 9.3 16.6 .452 .903 - 5.1 2.2 0.6 0.8 2.1

Toni Kukoc Forward #7

Height: 6'11" Weight: 232 Years pro: 5 Age: 29

The coach says: Had a great third quarter against Indiana in Game 7 Sunday. Really has gotten after it as a starter. Has had foot problems over the years. Won league's Sixth Man award in '96. Will score big numbers if you are not physical with him. Really battled in Game 7.

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 38 29.7 14.0 22.8 .472 .724 .313 4.6 4.2 1.1 0.3 1.8

Road 36 30.7 12.6 21.1 .439 .676 .404 4.2 4.3 1.0 0.7 2.3

October 1 36.0 12.0 18.0 .462 - .000 4.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 3.0

November 15 29.5 13.0 21.0 .430 .652 .515 4.1 3.9 1.1 0.3 1.7

December 14 34.4 15.9 25.6 .491 .607 .347 4.1 5.6 1.2 0.5 2.5

January 15 24.9 9.9 17.1 .420 .710 .250 3.9 3.3 1.0 0.1 2.5

February 11 26.7 12.5 21.4 .523 .720 .316 4.6 4.2 1.0 0.7 1.5

March 14 34.2 14.8 24.9 .439 .854 .389 5.2 4.9 0.9 0.9 2.1

April 4 32.0 15.3 23.5 .429 .769 .333 5.5 2.8 0.5 0.5 1.8

In wins 57 30.2 13.7 22.4 .468 .720 .355 4.5 4.3 1.0 0.5 2.1

In losses 17 30.4 12.0 20.4 .415 .649 .377 4.2 4.2 1.0 0.4 2.1

vs. Utah 1 28.0 12.0 16.0 .571 1.000 .500 1.0 3.0 2.0 0.0 1.0

Playoffs 15 27.7 12.3 18.7 .479 .653 .421 3.5 2.9 1.3 0.4 1.1

Dennis Rodman Forward #91

Height: 6'6" Weight: 220 Years pro: 12 Age: 37

The coach says: Still can play with energy if he so desires. Made most of his incentive-laden contract. Has showed his disgust for not starting by running on the treadmill in the locker room until summoned to enter the game. Phil Jackson has done about the best he can in dealing with him. Overrated as an individual defender. The Bulls need him on the boards.

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 40 33.8 5.1 22.6 .410 .557 .190 14.5 3.1 0.6 0.2 1.6

Road 40 37.6 4.3 22.5 .455 .537 .000 15.6 2.7 0.6 0.3 2.1

October 1 24.0 10.0 19.0 .625 - - 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0

November 15 32.5 4.1 19.2 .397 .381 .000 13.0 2.1 0.7 0.2 1.7

December 14 37.4 5.4 27.0 .468 .514 .000 18.2 3.4 0.5 0.2 2.2

January 14 37.1 4.7 24.3 .431 .471 .333 16.5 3.1 0.6 0.1 2.0

February 13 32.2 4.0 19.5 .356 .750 .250 12.3 3.2 0.6 0.1 1.5

March 14 38.1 4.8 23.3 .475 .611 - 16.0 2.5 0.5 0.3 1.7

April 9 38.6 4.7 22.4 .436 .875 .143 14.1 3.7 0.8 0.6 1.9

In wins 60 35.9 4.7 23.3 .412 .568 .174 15.5 3.1 0.5 0.3 1.9

In losses 20 35.2 4.7 20.3 .489 .438 - 13.6 2.1 0.9 0.2 1.8

vs. Utah 2 36.0 2.0 14.0 .222 - - 9.0 3.0 2.0 0.0 1.0

Playoffs 15 35.9 5.5 21.0 .359 .577 .250 13.2 2.3 0.5 0.7 1.9

Steve Kerr Guard #25

Height: 6'3" Weight: 181 Years pro: 10 Age: 32

The coach says: Is a great outside shooter, especially the 3-pointers. Loves to "spot up" and wait for the pass. Hit the big shot against the Jazz in Game 6 of the NBA Finals last year. Usually will go right. Is not a driver. Works hard on "D." Ideal fit for the Bulls' offense.

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 27 22.4 8.1 12.0 .479 .963 .442 1.6 2.3 0.5 0.0 0.5

Road 23 22.4 6.8 9.7 .422 .864 .434 1.4 1.5 0.5 0.2 0.6

October 1 25.0 5.0 8.0 .667 - 1.000 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0

November 7 26.9 9.4 13.9 .455 1.000 .500 1.7 2.7 1.0 0.0 0.7

December 12 19.1 5.8 8.9 .350 .889 .353 1.3 1.8 0.4 0.1 0.3

January 8 22.8 7.3 10.9 .420 1.000 .333 1.8 1.9 0.5 0.1 0.5

March 13 22.8 8.6 12.2 .511 .714 .486 1.8 1.8 0.5 0.1 0.6

April 9 22.1 7.2 10.1 .500 1.000 .526 1.1 1.8 0.3 0.2 0.6

In wins 37 22.5 7.7 11.4 .464 .972 .448 1.6 2.1 0.5 0.1 0.5

In losses 13 22.0 6.9 9.9 .423 .769 .412 1.5 1.5 0.7 0.2 0.7

Didn't play against Utah (injured)

Playoffs 15 19.4 5.3 7.7 .464 .778 .500 1.0 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.1

Scott Burrell Forward #24

Height: 6'7" Weight: 218 Years pro: 5 Age: 27

The coach says: Has had some serious leg problems. First in '95-96, it was the Achilles tendon, and then torn cartilage in '96-97. Before his injuries, was a big part of the Hornets' future. Plays hard - will hit the 3. Played two years of minor league baseball. Better guard him.

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 39 14.9 4.8 8.7 .386 .852 .323 2.8 1.1 0.6 0.6 0.6

Road 41 12.5 5.5 8.3 .462 .649 .378 2.1 0.6 1.0 0.4 0.6

October 1 12.0 2.0 6.0 .500 - .000 3.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0

November 14 12.2 2.9 5.7 .302 .818 .000 2.1 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.9

December 14 11.9 3.5 6.6 .396 .778 .286 2.6 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.7

January 16 10.4 4.8 7.0 .531 .696 .429 1.3 0.9 1.2 0.2 0.4

February 12 14.6 7.7 11.6 .453 .889 .432 2.9 1.0 0.3 0.6 0.5

March 14 15.3 6.3 10.1 .436 .583 .371 2.9 0.9 0.9 0.5 0.7

April 9 21.1 7.4 12.0 .414 - .300 3.6 1.0 1.8 0.7 0.7

In wins 60 13.8 5.3 8.6 .422 .722 .366 2.4 0.9 0.9 0.5 0.6

In losses 20 13.3 4.9 8.2 .430 .800 .313 2.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6

vs. Utah 2 13.0 2.5 5.0 .286 - .250 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5

Playoffs 15 11.8 3.9 6.5 .451 1.000 .313 1.9 0.7 0.8 0.1 0.5

Bill Wennington Center #34

Height: 7'0" Weight: 277 Years pro: 11 Age: 35

The coach says: Won't be a factor in this series. Does play hard, can hit a face-up 15-footer. Is probably close to the end of a decade-plus run.

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 21 11.0 3.8 6.1 .430 .800 - 1.8 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.1

Road 27 8.7 3.2 5.1 .441 .833 - 1.6 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.4

October 1 1.0 0.0 0.0 - - - 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

November 6 13.0 5.0 8.0 .424 .500 - 2.7 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.5

December 12 9.1 3.7 5.2 .429 .800 - 1.3 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3

January 5 4.0 1.2 2.0 .429 - - 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0

February 8 10.0 3.9 6.9 .448 1.000 - 2.3 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.6

March 9 6.4 1.8 2.6 .381 - - 0.7 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2

April 7 17.3 5.7 9.7 .475 1.000 - 3.3 0.7 0.0 0.1 0.1

In wins 35 9.9 3.9 6.1 .450 .810 - 1.8 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.2

In losses 13 9.3 2.5 4.2 .390 - - 1.4 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3

vs. Utah 1 6.0 4.0 4.0 1.00 - - 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Playoffs 13 8.2 3.1 4.1 .545 .500 - 0.8 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.5

Randy Brown Guard #1

Height: 6'2" Weight: 191 Years pro: 7 Age: 30

The coach says: Not a great shooter, but is a tough defender. Does a good job of running the Bulls' offense. Will probably see limited time.

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 36 16.0 4.4 7.8 .401 .800 .000 1.3 2.1 1.0 0.2 0.9

Road 35 16.3 3.7 7.2 .367 .606 .000 1.3 2.2 1.0 0.2 0.9

October 1 14.0 2.0 4.0 .167 - - 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

November 15 19.4 5.5 9.1 .434 .688 .000 1.1 2.4 0.7 0.1 0.9

December 13 17.2 4.7 8.6 .362 .704 .000 1.3 2.6 1.3 0.3 0.8

January 14 13.2 4.0 6.4 .407 .857 - 1.3 1.1 1.2 0.1 0.5

February 12 19.7 4.2 10.0 .361 .600 .000 2.6 3.3 1.2 0.3 1.2

March 7 13.6 3.1 5.4 .421 .857 - 0.4 1.9 0.4 0.0 1.6

April 9 11.3 1.6 3.8 .286 .500 .000 0.8 1.4 0.9 0.2 0.7

In wins 53 16.6 4.0 7.6 .364 .730 .000 1.4 2.1 1.1 0.2 0.9

In losses 18 14.8 4.1 7.3 .451 .667 .000 1.1 2.1 0.8 0.1 0.8

vs. Utah 2 15.0 5.5 9.0 .714 .500 .000 1.0 2.5 1.0 0.0 1.0

Playoffs 12 5.3 0.6 1.9 .111 .833 - 0.6 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.4

Dickey Simpkins Forward #8

Height: 6'10" Weight: 264 Years pro: 4 Age: 26

The coach says: Another squad guy. Picked up by the Bulls from Golden State to take Jason Caffey's place. Had been with the Bulls from '94 through '97. Will see limited time.

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 15 11.9 4.8 7.3 .727 .545 - 1.7 0.7 0.2 0.2 1.0

Road 25 10.2 2.4 5.3 .429 .462 .000 2.0 0.9 0.2 0.1 0.7

October 1 7.0 4.0 6.0 .667 - - 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

November 2 10.5 1.0 6.0 .125 .000 - 4.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5

December 5 14.0 3.4 7.2 .500 .167 - 3.0 0.8 0.2 0.0 1.8

January 7 7.7 2.4 5.0 .462 .625 .000 1.9 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.7

February 4 11.0 3.5 6.8 .625 .500 - 2.0 1.3 0.3 0.3 1.0

March 13 8.4 2.2 3.4 .611 .500 .000 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.6

April 8 16.0 6.1 10.3 .652 .633 - 2.8 1.4 0.1 0.1 0.5

In wins 18 10.6 3.1 5.3 .594 .545 .000 1.4 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.7

In losses 22 11.0 3.5 6.7 .509 .486 .000 2.3 0.9 0.3 0.2 0.8

vs. Utah 1 12.0 4.0 6.0 .500 - - 2.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0

Playoffs 11 5.6 1.3 2.4 .357 .571 - 0.9 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2

Jud Buechler Guard #30

Height: 6'6" Weight: 228 Years pro: 8 Age: 29

The coach says: Good bench guy - gave Bulls a big lift in the second quarter of Game 7 against Indiana. Can hit the outside shot. A college teammate of Kerr's. A hard worker who knows his limitations.

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 39 8.3 3.0 5.0 .480 .500 .450 1.2 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.4

Road 35 8.1 2.3 3.7 .487 - .280 0.8 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.2

October 1 10.0 2.0 3.0 .500 - - 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

November 14 8.1 2.4 4.0 .467 .500 .300 0.9 0.8 0.5 0.2 0.6

December 11 9.6 1.9 4.5 .357 .500 .000 1.8 0.8 0.6 0.3 0.4

January 15 7.5 3.3 4.5 .611 - .500 0.7 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.2

February 12 8.7 2.9 4.5 .481 - .643 0.7 0.9 0.5 0.0 0.3

March 13 7.7 2.4 4.5 .419 - .294 1.7 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.2

April 8 7.8 3.4 4.4 .545 - .500 0.6 0.4 0.0 0.5 0.0

In wins 55 7.9 2.8 4.6 .481 .500 .392 1.1 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.3

In losses 19 9.1 2.4 3.7 .488 - .357 0.8 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.3

vs. Utah 1 0.5 3.0 4.5 .500 - .667 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Playoffs 10 3.3 0.3 1.3 .167 - .500 0.9 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0