The second biggest question entering this season for the Bulls is how well this
new improved revamped cheaper bench will produce, and training camp will give us our first good look. The best member of the new mob is Marco Belinelli and really he’s the most exciting member.
And believe you me, I’m using exciting through gritted teeth.
Nate Robinson is the new C.J. Watson, Nazr Mohammed is the new Omer Asik, everybody welcome the new Ronnie Brewer, Vladimir Radmanovic.
It’s pretty tragic that the Bulls actually paid more money than it would have been to keep the Watson led bench mov to replace it with player of lesser talent. But we need to all get over that and deal with what is at hand. The Bulls have made strange combinations of players work in the past and if there is a guy who can extract the best defensive qualities out of his players it Tom Thibodeau.
After all, the last Bench Mob wasn’t a crew of first class players when they were assembled in Chicago. I’m not saying that this new crew will eventually mold itself into what the Bench Mob was, but it’s not out of the question — even if it’s only 1.5 percent in the question.
But this new bench needs to not miss a single beat, as every little (and large) mistake they make will be blown so far (and justly) out of proportion it could ruin their chances of settling in with Bulls fans.