Chicago Bulls: 3 worst players on ‘The Last Dance’ team

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2. Bill Wennington, Center

A name that will live on in Bulls lore for a long time in positive memory from all the dynasty teams is seven-foot center Bill Wennington. He spent six seasons with the Bulls, winning two NBA Championships after Jordan return from his stint playing baseball. Although, Wennington didn’t have his most productive campaign during the 1997-98 regular season.

In 48 games played (eight of them in the starting five), Wennington averaged 3.5 points per game, 1.7 rebounds, 0.4 assists, and 0.1 blocks, while shooting 43.6 percent from the field. Like Kleine, Wennington didn’t take a single three-point attempt during his 1997-98 run with the Bulls. But that is just how the game was played for big men like Wennington and Kleine during that time.

However, most of the per game stats for Wennington during the 1997-98 regular season were lows during his six years with the Bulls. He did rebound to a certain extend in the 1998 playoffs. He played in 16 games during that playoff run, and his advanced stats saw a slight uptick. But the advanced numbers went from really bad to just bad from the regular season to the playoffs.

He posted a -6.2 box plus/minus rating, -0.5 value over replacement player rating, .085 win shares per 48 minutes, 46.1 true shooting percentage, and 9.4 player efficiency rating. His box plus/minus rating got around -4.5 during the playoffs, and his player efficiency rating reached the double-digits at least for most of that title run.