Bill Cartwright

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000164" title="Chicago Bulls" href="/topic/sports/basketball/chicago-bulls-ORSPT000164.topic">The Bulls</a> traded <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT005507" title="Charles Oakley" href="/topic/sports/charles-oakley-PESPT005507.topic">Charles Oakley</a> to the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000200" title="New York Knicks" href="/topic/sports/basketball/new-york-knicks-ORSPT000200.topic">New York Knicks</a> for Cartwright in 1988 and got the final piece needed for their championship team. Cartwright was the center on the first three championship teams, providing solid defense in the middle and leadership on and off the court. The co-captain was one of the few players who would stand up to the team's stars, Jordan and Pippen. Cartwright averaged 13.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game over a 15-year career. He was with the Bulls from 1988 to 1994.

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The Bulls traded Charles Oakley to the New York Knicks for Cartwright in 1988 and got the final piece needed for their championship team. Cartwright was the center on the first three championship teams, providing solid defense in the middle and leadership on and off the court. The co-captain was one of the few players who would stand up to the team's stars, Jordan and Pippen. Cartwright averaged 13.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game over a 15-year career. He was with the Bulls from 1988 to 1994.

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