Chicago Bulls: Ranking 3 worst contracts on the roster right now

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3. Luke Kornet, Center

It is pretty difficult to come up with two of the three worst contracts that the Bulls have on the books at the moment. But one player that just hasn’t made a positive impact since he landed with Boylen and the Bulls is the former New York Knicks center Luke Kornet. The Bulls seemed like they landed a solid big when they signed Kornet at the time. But that turned out not to be the case right out of the gates.

The good news surrounding Kornet is that his veteran’s minimum deal that he signed with the Bulls out of free agency last summer means that he’s still a low-risk option. Kornet is not costing the Bulls all that much beyond some rather inefficient minutes off the bench and a roster spot that might be better served with another big man.

Spending a good portion of his inaugural season in a Bulls uniform either injured or out of the rotation completely, Kornet only played in 36 of the 65 games prior to the novel coronavirus pandemic-induced NBA season hiatus. Kornet averaged 6.0 points per game, 2.3 rebounds, 0.9 assists, and 0.7 blocks, while shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 28.7 percent from beyond the arc in those three-dozen games this season.

Kornet was brought to the Windy City to fill the role of a floor spacing big man and capable rim protector on defense, that could come off the bench and make an impact right away. He has done nothing of the sort so far, given his career-worst three-point shooting percentage and low block rate under seven percent.