Ranking the 13 Worst Bulls starters of the Derrick Rose era

Derrick Rose, Keith Bogans, Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Derrick Rose, Keith Bogans, Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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E'Twaun Moore, Chicago Bulls, Worst starters during the Derrick Rose era
E’Twaun Moore, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

8. Brad Miller (2009-10)

If you thought Belinelli was a mistake, I hope you weren’t forced to watch the disaster that was Brad Miller on the Bulls during the 2009-10 season. The former two-time All-Star was brought aboard to help Chicago compete immediately, but ended up making things even worse (sound familiar, Karnisovas?).

Miller started 37 games for the Bulls this season, where he averaged just 8.8 points on 43% shooting from the field. To make matters worse, Miller was by far the highest-paid player on the roster that season, taking home $12.25 million — an amount higher than the combined salaries of Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson, and Hakim Warrick that season.

Brad Miller and E’Twaun Moore both failed to be the shooting guard the Bulls desperately needed in the Derrick Rose era.

7. E’Twaun Moore (2015-16)

While Miller was so bad that his high salary stung, E’Twaun Moore was so bad on the Bulls that it didn’t even matter that he was being paid a minimum contract, his poor play was just impossible to ignore. Inserted into the starting lineup for 22 of 59 games played that season, Moore was so bad that it amazes me that he carried on to have a surprisingly successful 10-year career in the league.

E’Twaun averaged 7.5 points for the Bulls in 2015-16, but his 45.2% clip from beyond the arc was enough to justify giving him minutes in a modern NBA that prioritizes shooting above all else. That proved to be a big mistake, however, as Moore posted a horrendous -1.9 offensive BPM and made the Bulls worse whenever he was on the court. I can’t help but think, however, that had he been given a chance to thrive on the bench like the aforementioned Watson, we may have remembered Moore’s time with the Bulls differently.