NBA’s Top 10 Greatest Sixth Men of All Time
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- Toni Kukoc
For the longest time, basketball fans had heard about the “Euro Magic” that was playing in Croatia. The Chicago Bulls drafted Kukoc in 1990 but it took nearly four years and Michael Jordan’s retirement to bring the 6’10” swingman to the states.
Though he never lived up to the lofty expectations placed on him, he was a tremendous talent that was known for his flawless passing ability, deft left-handed touch and range that exceeded the three-point line. Kukoc’s style fits in perfectly with the Bulls’ triangle offense, helping them win their second three-peat of titles in the 1990’s.
Kukoc won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award in 1996. For his career, Kukoc averaged 16 points, six rebounds and five assists per 36 minutes.