30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts: Chicago Bulls
30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts: Chicago Bulls

This article is part of our 30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts series.

With the NBA on hiatus for at least 30 days, I'll be coping by posting an article every day with 30 random/interesting facts from each of the 30 teams. Hopefully, the season will resume when I hit publish on the Wizards' article.

Day five:

Chicago Bulls

  1. Only 45% of Zach LaVine's threes are assisted – a pull-up three rate that ranks in the 98th percentile for wings.
  2. Zach LaVine is just 18-of-90 (20%) from the short mid-range, ranking in the seventh percentile for wings.
  3. Chicago allows 7.2 more points per 100 possessions when Zach LaVine is on the court – a difference that ranks in the seventh percentile.
  4. Two players on the Bulls rank in the 90th-plus percentile in added points per 100 transition plays: Zach LaVine (+21.1) and Tomas Satoransky (+15.6).
  5. Daniel Gafford's 136.9 points per 100 shot attempts is in the 94th percentile for big men.
  6. Daniel Gafford averages just 3.2 defensive rebounds per 36 minutes.
  7. Tomas Satoransky's assist-to-usage ratio (1.38) is in the 97th percentile for combo guards.
  8. Tomas Satoransky leads the Bulls in net rating (+5.0) for players who have seen 1,000-plus minutes.
  9. Luke Kornet is 41-of-52 (79%) at the rim – ranking in the 92nd percentile of efficiency for bigs.
  10. Luke Kornet is just 4-of-24 (17%) on corner threes.
  11. The Bulls have four players in the 90th percentile or greater for shot frequency at the rim for their respective positions: Chandler Hutchison (62%), Shaquille Harrison (59%), Daniel Gafford (87%), Cristiano Felicio (83%).
  12. Cristiano Felicio has been fouled on 19.0% of his shot attempts, ranking in the 90th percentile for bigs.
  13. Cristiano Felicio averages just 0.2 blocks per 36 minutes.
  14. Chandler Hutchison has been fouled on 18.4% of his shot attempts, ranking in the 100th percentile for forwards.
  15. Denzel Valentine has made only six made shots at the rim this season. However, he's in the 94th percentile for wings in terms of mid-range accuracy (52%, 43-of-83).
  16. Denzel Valentine has been fouled on only 1.4% of his shot attempts, ranking in the last percentile for wings.
  17. Thaddeus Young has the worst net rating (-7.9) of anyone on the Bulls who has seen at least 1,000 minutes.
  18. Two players on the Bulls have not converted an and-one: Denzel Valentine and Ryan Arcidiacono.
  19. Two players on the Bulls rank in the 99th percentile for their position in block rate: Daniel Gafford (5.1%) and Shaquille Harrison (2.2%).
  20. Five players on the Bulls rank in the 90th-plus percentile in steal rate for their position: Kris Dunn (3.4%), Shaquille Harrison (2.9%), Thaddeus Young (2.4%), Denzel Valentine (2.1%) and Chandler Hutchison (2.1%).
  21. Opposing teams shoot 4.4% fewer attempts at the rim when Kris Dunn is on the court – a difference that ranks in the 94th percentile.
  22. Lauri Markkanen adds 2.9 more points per 100 halfcourt plays when he's on the court – the biggest booster on the Bulls of anyone that's seen 1,000 minutes.
  23. The Bulls score 20.0 fewer points per 100 transition plays when Coby White is on the court – a difference that ranks in the fourth percentile.
  24. Out of all Bulls lineups that have seen 100-plus possessions, the best has a +11.7 net rating. It contains Tomas Satoransky, Shaquille Harrison, Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter. The worst is -29.5, and it contains Tomas Satoransky, Zach LaVine, Chandler Hutchison, Thaddeus Young and Luke Kornet.
  25. Chicago's small-ball lineups – no Cristiano Felicio, Luke Kornet, Daniel Gafford, Wendell Carter – are -7.0 points per 100 possessions.
  26. The Bulls' three-point-guard lineups – Coby White, Kris Dunn and Ryan Arcidacono – are +5.1 points per 100 possessions.
  27. The Bulls have a +3.5 spread differential (fifth best in the league) at home against bottom-10 point differential teams. They have the sixth-best spread differential (+4.7) on back-to-backs. And they have the fifth-best spread differential (+4.1) when their opponents are on a back-to-back.
  28. Chicago forces the most turnovers in the league – on 18.0% of opponents' possessions.
  29. Chicago takes the most shots at the rim (40.5% of team field goals).
  30. Chicago has the worst defensive shot profile in the league (54.9 Location eFG%)

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Alex Barutha
Alex is RotoWire's NBA Assistant Editor. He writes articles about daily fantasy, year-long fantasy and sports betting. You can hear him on the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Sirius XM, DraftKings Live and other platforms. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
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