How Chicago Bulls' New Bench Mob Stacks Up with the Old Group

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How Chicago Bulls' New Bench Mob Stacks Up with the Old Group
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Taj Gibson, the ultimate role player

Reality struck the Chicago Bulls this offseason when the front office decided to break up the Bench Mob to avoid the NBA luxury tax.

The Bulls lost four main contributors on arguably the deepest bench in the league. Now, Chicago will have plenty of new faces on its reserve unit.

Chicago parted ways with C.J. Watson, Kyle Korver, Ronnie Brewer and Omer Asik. The team then added Marco Belinelli, Vladimir Radmanovic and Nazr Mohammed via free agency, and it drafted point guard Marquis Teague. The Bulls are expected to give second-year forward Jimmy Butler an increased role this season.

Taj Gibson is the lone returning member of the Bench Mob, but he was the most important player to retain out of the group.

Chicago's biggest free agent acquisition was Kirk Hinrich, who played seven seasons in the Windy City before being traded in 2010. Hinrich will begin the year as the starting point guard, but when Derrick Rose returns from his ACL injury, Hinrich will become a versatile guard off the bench.

Here is how the new Bulls subs stack up against the fan-favorite Bench Mob of the past two years.

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