Chicago Bulls: Building the all-time worst starting five

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Who would assume the role of the all-time worst starting five in the entire history of the franchise for the Chicago Bulls?

Throughout much of the franchise history of the Chicago Bulls, the team found a good amount of success. Starting from the 1984 NBA Draft, when the Bulls selected the ultra-talented former North Carolina Tar Heels 6-foot-6 shooting guard Michael Jordan, the franchise found a lot of success. That success actually lasted until the Bulls sent former superstar point guard Derrick Rose would be sent to the Eastern Conference foe New York Knicks in 2016.

However, the times got much worse for the Bulls since then. The Bulls had one decent year following he end of the D-Rose-era in the Windy City. Star small forward Jimmy Butler still floated the Bulls alongside future Hall-of-Fame shooting guard and Chicago native Dwyane Wade and point guard Rajon Rondo, during the 2016-17 season.

In the 2017 offseason, the Bulls would ship “Jimmy G. Buckets” to the Minnesota Timberwolves and the rebuild would officially begin. The Bulls finished up with just 27 wins in the first year of the rebuild, but that seemed fine since the franchise’s fortunes were supposed to only go up from there.

But the Bulls found a problem that the front office wasn’t getting the rebuild going in the right direction. Vice president of basketball operations John Paxson and general manager Gar Forman caught a lot of criticism since the beginning of the rebuild, as the Bulls finished up with a record of 22-43 in 65 games prior to the NBA’s hiatus due to the spread of novel coronavirus this season.

Yet, with all the struggles of the Bulls of late, there have always been bad parts of the rotation that the fans wanted to see gone from their team. Those poor parts of the rotation don’t usually work their way into the starting five, but that occasionally changes.

Here’s a look into the building of the all-time worst starting five lineup for the Chicago Bulls in the history of the franchise.

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