It’s all good vibes and winning with the Chicago Bulls right now. They hold the best record in the Eastern Conference (4-0), employ the sixth-ranked defense in the league and their offense looks much improved from a season ago. In a 111-108 win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night, Bulls All-Star guard Zach LaVine added another layer to the good vibes cake, as he passed Michael Jordan on the Bulls’ all-time 3-pointers made list.
LaVine now sits fourth on the Bulls list with 558 made 3s. Scottie Pippen sits ahead of him at No. 3 with 664 made 3-pointers. Kirk Hinrich who holds the top spot with 1,049 made 3s with the Bulls, followed by Ben Gordon, who’s second with 770 buckets from deep in Chicago.
LaVine’s been on a tear to start the season thus far, averaging 25.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists while shooting 44.4 percent from deep and 50 percent from the field. Though the Bulls have been a more balanced team on offense this season, LaVine’s place in all of it hasn’t changed much as the most potent scorer in the lineup. His 3-point shooting only improves with each passing season, and so far it looks like his efficiency from deep has taken another step forward.
As notable an accomplishment it is for LaVine to pass Jordan, the Bulls have their sights on bigger goals, with making the playoffs at the top of the list. Chicago hasn’t been to the postseason in four years, and the Bulls have the talent this season to end that drought.