1. Granville Waiters
Waiters was a second-round draft pick by the Trail Blazers in 1983 that was traded to the Pacers for a future second-round pick two months after the draft. The 6’11 big man was a backup for two years in Indiana before heading to Houston where he barely played. Chicago traded a second-round pick for Waiters in 1986 in search of center depth.
Waiters started 26 of his 44 games played during the 1986-87 season where he averaged 1.9 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks in 12.1 minutes per game. None of those stats are misprints. Waiters earned eight total minutes in the playoffs as his playing time declined throughout the year.
Waiters spent a second season in Chicago where his minutes and production dipped further. He headed overseas after the 1988 season where he spent two years in Europe before retiring in 1990.
Things did not work out for Granville Waiters on the Chicago Bulls, and he goes down as the worst starter of the Michael Jordan era. Plenty of players drew consideration for this list because the Bulls had plenty of struggles with the GOAT. Ultimately, the six championships are what people remember, but every era has some regrettable starters.