A point of emphasis for first-year head coach Billy Donovan and this Chicago Bulls team as the 2020-21 regular season moves along is the configuration of the frontcourt rotation. Donovan and the Bulls have a new-look frontcourt rotation following a busy trade deadline from back on March 25.
First-year executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas and general manager Marc Eversley did put together more of a win-now roster after the deadline nearly two weeks ago. They added the likes of former Orlando Magic star center Nikola Vucevic and Boston Celtics two-way center Daniel Theis, among others, to try and put this team in a better position to make the playoffs in the near future.
But the Bulls also wound up dealing out the likes of third-year center Wendell Carter Jr. and center Luke Kornet on deadline day. They also flipped former Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Lakers big man Mo Wagner to the Celtics on deadline day to land the likes of Their and shooting guard Javonte Green from Boston.
Reflecting on inefficient past Chicago Bulls big men
Figuring out the look of the frontcourt rotation is a big goal for Donovan and his coaching staff down the stretch this season. One way that the Bulls can figure out the most effective distribution of minutes in the frontcourt rotation the rest of the way is to look back on what didn’t work for the likes of former head coaches Jim Boylen and Fred Hoiberg in past years.
The Bulls had a lot of inefficient big men that got minutes in the frontcourt rotation off the bench that really shouldn’t have since the rebuild began back during the 2017 offseason. Here’s a look back at three of the worst Bulls big men that got minutes in the past five years in Chicago.