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Bulls legend Scottie Pippen thinks Toni Kukoc should be in the Hall of Fame

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Chicago Bulls legend and Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen thinks Toni Kukoc should be in Springfield with him.

Kukoc won three championships with Pippen on the Bulls. The lefty was the 1996 NBA Sixth Man of the Year.

“I definitely think he deserves it,” Pippen told K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. “He was a huge piece for us. You look at the game today, teams have the Big Three now. Toni was a part of that puzzle for us. He was productive and deserves a lot of credit for our success.

“I’ve seen some things go on in the Hall of Fame that really have been a little bit shocking. I’ve seen some guys get in where I think Toni and Ron (Harper) definitely had a lot better career than those guys. I think they’re getting a little bit of a knock-back because they were part of a team with me and Michael (Jordan). But those guys are winners.”

Kukoc was elected to the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2017. He has been a finalist for the NBA Hall of Fame twice.

Kukoc had career averages of 11.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in 846 games with the Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, and Atlanta Hawks.