Bulls all-time second unit: Dennis Rodman
Bob Love was an easy selection for the Bulls’ all-time starting five’s power forward spot. He’s the only power forward to have his jersey retired by the Bulls, and he put up massive numbers in his nine seasons for Chicago, averaging 21.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
With Love unavailable for the second unit, there are two candidates deserving of consideration: Horace Grant and Dennis Rodman.
Both Grant and Rodman won three championships with the Bulls. Grant was a part of the first 3-peat, Rodman was a part of the second. Both guys were the third bananas to MJ and Pippen. Grant served as the young, athletic power forward during his reign. Rodman served as the aging, do-it-all veteran.
I’m giving “The Worm” the nod here, but I don’t think you can go wrong either way.
Rodman’s numbers with the Bulls were straight silly. In his three Chicago seasons, he averaged a mere 5.2 points per game but hauled in a monstrous 15.3 boards per game. He led the league in rebounding in all three of those seasons despite being well past his prime in his mid-30s.