Apr 14, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Ronnie Brewer (11) warm up before the game against the Orlando Magic at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Season in Review: The Non-factors

Over the course of the season, the Chicago Bulls signed their fair share of bench players as insurance, and many of them never saw anything but garbage time. With that being said, the following players have been considered as “non-factors,” as none of them played meaningful, quality minutes consistently or in at least one game. Their status as non-factors has earned them an “incomplete” season grade with the Bulls.

Lou Amundson

After a short stint with the Bulls last season, Amundson returned to Chicago on April 10, 2014, when he signed with the team for the remainder of the season. However, this latest stint wasn’t any more productive than his first one. Amundson, yet again, only appeared in one game with the Bulls. He played 1:04 in a 108-95 win over the Orlando Magic on April 14.

Ronnie Brewer

The former Bench Mob swingman returned to the Bulls after spending the first half of the season with the Houston Rockets. Chicago acquired Brewer on April 7, and he, too, played in only one game: the 108-95 win over Orlando. He failed to put up any numbers in 2:06 of play.

Erik Murphy

Murphy was the Bulls’ second round pick (19th pick, 49 overall) in the 2013 NBA Draft. Unlike fellow rookie Tony Snell, though, Murphy never received the same opportunities. The rookie out of Florida saw action in 24 total games before being waived on April 3. In those games, Murphy put together a total of six points, eight rebounds, two assists and four blocks in 62 minutes.

Tornike Shengelia

Shengelia made his way to the Bulls in the trade that sent Marquis Teague to the Brooklyn Nets. He was eventually waived by the team on April 14, but prior to that, Shengelia appeared in nine games and gathered a total of four point, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 17 minutes of playing time.

Greg Smith

On the same day Shengelia was waived, Chicago also signed center Greg Smith, who had been waived by the Houston Rockets on April 10. Smith was waived too late to be eligible to play in the playoffs; however, he had arthroscopic knee surgery to his right knee on Feb. 26, so he wouldn’t be available regardless. Smith will have the opportunity to play next season, though, with a fully guaranteed contract.

Jarvis Varnado

Varnado was signed to a 10-day contract on Feb. 18, and it was never renewed after it expired. He committed one foul after playing 2:03 in a 117-89 win over the Denver Nuggets on Feb. 21.

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