The NBA schedule will be released later on Monday, but other than that the offseason has come to a screeching halt.
Luckily, the team at HoopsHype (follow them here) put together an awesome graphic to pass the time.
It's a map of the all-time leading NBA scorers from each state (significant note: the team looked at where the player was born, not necessarily where they were raised).
These are the top NBA scorers by state 👀— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) August 14, 2017
(Yeah, no Vermont). pic.twitter.com/2itVTbSf5M
So there's plenty to break down here as far as the Bulls are concerned.
Kicking things off right here in our home state, Dwyane Wade tops the Illinois-born players with 21,317 points (and counting). Hall of Famer Dan Issel scored 27,482 points but scored nearly half of those in six ABA seasons. Terry Cummings, Eddie Johnson and Isiah Thomas round out the top 5 in the Land of Lincoln.
Sioux city native Kirk Hinrich leads the way in Iowa with his 9,594 points. Raef LaFrentz is second with 5,690 points, while Nick Collison and Harrison Barnes round out the top 4. Barnes, at 4,605 points, has a pretty decent shot to catch Hinrich at just 25 years old.
The last Bulls player on the list is Chet Walker, whose 18,831 points lead the way in Mississippi. He could hang on to that distinction for a while, as current players Monta Ellis (17,111 points) and Al Jefferson (14,091) are on the tail ends of their careers.
Phil Jackson, who won six titles with the Bulls, leads the way in Montana with his 5,428 points.
Now, you'll notice a certain player missing from this map. You'll notice that in North Carolina, Walt Bellamy's name appears instead of Michael Jordan's. That, of course, is because Jordan was actually born in Brooklyn. Jordan's family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, when Jordan was a small child, but unfortunately that means he's lumped into the same state as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time leading scorer.