7. Will Perdue
Perdue is best known for being part of Michael Jordan’s first three-peat in Chicago. The seven-footer was the Bulls first-round pick in 1988 and played 13 minutes per game during their three championships. He was strictly a spot starter until the 1994-95 campaign where he averaged 8.0 points and 6.7 rebounds in 20.4 minutes per game over 78 games. Perdue opened every contest but went back to a bench role in the playoffs.
The Spurs traded Dennis Rodman to acquire him in 1995. The deal sparked the Bulls' second three-peat. San Antonio was eager to dump the Worm, but Chicago got the superior talent.
Will Perdue spent four years with the Spurs where he averaged 5.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks in 20.1 minutes per game. The seven-footer played in 261 games and made 87 starts. He earned 20-plus minutes each night during their first two postseasons but played just 86 total minutes during the 1999 championship run.
Will Perdue was a steady backup center that had no business starting next to David Robinson. It did not stop the San Antonio Spurs from opening 87 games with him on the floor, but credit to the four-time champion. Perdue played two more years in the NBA after leaving San Antonio and his team missed the playoffs just twice in his 13 seasons.