Chicago Bulls Regular Season Rosters

1987-1988 Chicago Bulls Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
20 Gene Banks GF 6-7 215 6 Duke 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
17 Mike Brown PF 6-9 257 1 Georgetown 1985 Rnd 3 Pick 22 United States
24 Bill Cartwright C 7-1 245 8 San Francisco 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
40 Dave Corzine C 6-11 250 9 DePaul 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
53 Artis Gilmore C 7-2 240 11 Jacksonville 1971 Rnd 7 Pick 15 United States
54 Horace Grant PF 6-10 255 0 Clemson 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
23 Michael Jordan SG 6-6 215 3 North Carolina 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
34 Charles Oakley PF 6-8 225 2 Virginia Union 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
5 John Paxson G 6-2 185 4 Notre Dame 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
33 Scottie Pippen SF 6-8 228 0 Central Arkansas 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
6 Brad Sellers FC 7-0 210 1 Ohio State 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
2 Rory Sparrow G 6-2 175 7 Villanova 1980 Rnd 4 Pick 6 United States
3 Sedale Threatt SG 6-2 175 4 West Virginia Tech 1983 Rnd 6 Pick 23 United States
21 Elston Turner GF 6-5 190 6 Ole Miss 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States
11 Sam Vincent G 6-2 185 2 Michigan State 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
31 Granville Waiters C 6-11 225 4 Ohio State 1983 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States
11 Tony White G 6-2 170 0 Tennessee 1987 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
  Rickie Winslow F 6-8 225 0 Houston 1987 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States

1987-1988 Chicago Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters S. Vincent M. Jordan C. Oakley S. Pippen D. Corzine
Rotation J. Paxson E. Turner   H. Grant B. Sellers
Rotation R. Sparrow        
Lim PT       M. Brown G. Waiters

1987-1988 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Detroit Pistons54-28-
2Chicago Bulls50-324
3Atlanta Hawks50-324
4Milwaukee Bucks42-4012
5Cleveland Cavaliers42-4012
6Indiana Pacers38-4416

1987-1988 Chicago Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Michael Jordan Most Valuable Player (1988)
Michael Jordan All-NBA First Team (1988)
Michael Jordan Player Of The Month (Nov 87, Jan 88)
Michael Jordan Player Of The Week (01/24/88, 03/27/88, 04/03/88)
Michael Jordan Defensive Player Of The Year (1988)
Michael Jordan All-NBA Defensive First Team (1988)
Michael Jordan Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1988)
Michael Jordan Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP (1988)
Michael Jordan Slam Dunk Contest Participant (1988)
Michael Jordan Slam Dunk Champion (1988)

1987-1988 Chicago Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Michael Jordan 82 40.4 35.0 5.5 5.9 3.2 1.6 3.1
Charles Oakley 82 34.3 12.4 13.0 3.0 0.8 0.3 2.9
Dave Corzine 80 29.1 10.1 6.6 1.9 0.5 1.2 1.4
Brad Sellers 82 27.0 9.5 3.0 1.7 0.4 0.8 1.1
John Paxson 81 23.3 7.9 1.3 3.7 0.6 0.0 0.8
Scottie Pippen 79 20.9 7.9 3.8 2.1 1.2 0.7 1.7
Horace Grant 81 22.6 7.7 5.5 1.1 0.6 0.7 1.1
Sam Vincent 29 32.9 13.0 3.6 8.4 1.2 0.4 2.9
Sedale Threatt 45 15.6 6.6 1.2 2.4 0.6 0.1 1.0
Rory Sparrow 55 18.0 4.5 1.3 2.9 0.7 0.1 0.9
Mike Brown 46 12.8 4.3 3.5 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.8
Artis Gilmore 24 15.5 4.2 2.6 0.4 0.2 0.5 1.2
Granville Waiters 22 5.2 0.8 1.3 0.0 0.1 0.7 0.3
Elston Turner 17 5.8 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.6
Tony White 2 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1987-1988 Chicago Bulls Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Mike Brown was selected as the #22 pick in the 3 Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Mike Brown signed a contract with the Chicago Bulls on June 17, 1986. Mike Brown re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on September 1, 1987.

Horace Grant was selected as the #10 pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Horace Grant signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on August 1, 1987.

Michael Jordan was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Michael Jordan signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on August 1, 1984.

Brad Sellers was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Brad Sellers signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on October 1, 1986.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Charles Oakley, the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1985 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Chicago Bulls from the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 18, 1985. Charles Oakley signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on September 25, 1985. Charles Oakley signed a multi-year extension with the Chicago Bulls on April 13, 1988.

Draft Rights to Scottie Pippen, the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Chicago Bulls from the Seattle SuperSonics on June 22, 1987. Scottie Pippen signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on August 1, 1987.

Acquired via Trade

Dave Corzine was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the San Antonio Spurs on July 22, 1982. Dave Corzine re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on October 8, 1987.

Rory Sparrow was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the New York Knicks on November 12, 1987.

Sam Vincent was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the Seattle SuperSonics on February 25, 1988.

Granville Waiters was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the Houston Rockets on October 23, 1986. Granville Waiters re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on November 9, 1987.

Acquired via Free Agency

John Paxson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on October 29, 1985.

Elston Turner signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on October 4, 1986.

1987-1988 Chicago Bulls Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Jerry Reinsdorf Owner, Chairman 1985-1986 N/A
Doug Collins Head Coach 1986-1987 N/A
Phil Jackson Assistant Coach 1987-1988 Assistant Coach (Brooklyn Nets, 1978 to 1981)
Billy McKinney Assistant VP of Basketball Operations 1987-1988 N/A
Jerry Krause General Manager 1985-1986 Director of Player Personnel (Chicago Bulls, 1976 to 1985)
John Ligmanowski Equipment Manager 1983-1984 N/A
Tommy Edwards Public Address Announcer 2006-2007 Public Address Announcer (Chicago Bulls, 1976 to 1990)
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