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5 best players who played for the Bulls that you forgot about

Some of the best players in NBA history have suited up for the Chicago Bulls, most notably Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and Derrick Rose.

These aforementioned Bulls legends will always be remembered in Chicago for the blood, sweat and tears they gave to the organization.

However, there have been a handful of players who played for the Bulls that some fans have forgotten about over the years. With that said, we take a look at five players Chicago fans may have glossed over.

1. Brad Miller

Brad Miller had two stints with the Bulls. During his first run in Chicago, he famously got into a huge brawl with Los Angeles Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal at the United Center.

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Miller finished his Bulls career with averages of 10.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 214 regular-season games. He’s one of the best passing big men in NBA history.

In 12 playoff games for the Bulls, Miller put up 8.3 points and 6.1 boards.

2. Metta World Peace (Ron Artest)

The Bulls drafted Metta World Peace with the 16th overall pick in the 1999 draft out of St. John’s. His run with Chicago was infamous, as he used to drink beer at halftime.

“I used to drink Hennessy … at halftime,” World Peace said back in 2009. “I [kept it] in my locker. I’d just walk to the liquor store and get it.”

World Peace ended up playing in 175 regular-season games with the Bulls. He averaged 12.5 points and 4.2 rebounds. Chicago traded him to the Indiana Pacers in 2002, along with Miller.

3. Jalen Rose

Jalen Rose, whom the Bulls acquired on February 19, 2002 from the Pacers, averaged 21.4 points per game for the team in 128 regular-season games. He’s third in franchise history in points per game, trailing only Jordan (31.5) and Zach LaVine (23.3).

Chicago traded Rose to the Toronto Raptors on December 1, 2003.

4. Ron Mercer

A pure scorer during his prime, Ron Mercer appeared in 101 regular-season games for the Bulls. He put up 18.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists.

Chicago wound up trading Mercer to the Pacers in the Rose-World Peace deal.

5. George Gervin

One of the best players in NBA history, George Gervin finished his Hall of Fame career with the Bulls in 1985-86, which was Jordan’s second year in the NBA.

The Iceman played in all 82 games during the 1985-86 regular season. He averaged 16.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists before calling it a career.