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Top NBA Trades! A Piece of History that was a GAME CHANGER!

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Pushing into the 1990s would obviously have us pointing our fingers to the Chicago Bulls…You really cannot argue about the overall dominance of the famed mid 90s Bulls! We know the work that Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen did…but the HUGE trade in the 90s that completed the mid 90s Bulls triangle of DOMINANCE would be Dennis “The Worm” Rodman leaving San Antonio and checking in in Chicago! In short, Phil Jackson simply stated that if they were going to win a championship they needed someone who can go fetch the ball…being that a huge hole was left by Horace Grant; enter the Worm!  The San Antonio Spurs traded the game's best rebounder to the Chicago Bulls for backup center Will Perdue and Cash considerations…enter the HISTORY!

 

Now, Rodman had led the NBA in rebounds the 4 years before this epic trade and he clearly was one of the league’s best defenders! When he arrived he averaged 5.5 points and 14.9 rebounds per game, and won another rebounding title. He was part of the great Bulls team that won 72 of 82 regular season games which, of course was an NBA record at the time.  During the ‘96 NBA Playoffs,  he scored 7.5 points and logged 13.7 rebounds per game and played a HUGE role in the six-game defeat of the Seattle SuperSonics in the ‘96 NBA Finals… in Game Two at home in the Bulls' United Center, he grabbed 20 rebounds, among them a record-tying 11 offensive boards! In the famous Game Six the Worm dominated with 19 rebounds and again 11 offensive boards and also scored five points in a decisive 12–2 Bulls run…His two games with 11 offensive rebounds each tied the NBA Finals record of the great Elvin Hayes…Overall, in Chicago, Rodman served up the goodies from 1995-98. Within his stay in Chicago they enjoyed the 2 magic words: THREE-PEAT!!!!

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