12. Vladimir Radmanovic, Forward
Where is Vladimir Radmanovic? I believe that he is still on the Chicago Bulls’ roster, but he rarely plays. After appearing in only eight games this season thus far, not only has he not made an impact, he represents the Bulls’ worst offseason signing.
11. Nazr Mohammed, Center
A Chicago-native, Nazr Mohammed has not received a ton of playing time. The rationale for that is simple—Joakim Noah has played great basketball.
Mohammed’s minutes have increased over the past week. In the game against the Charlotte Bobcats, Mohammed actually made a shot, giving him a whopping six baskets this season.
10. Nate Robinson, Guard
Nate Robinson should be much higher in the power rankings, but it is difficult to ignore his contract status. Robinson’s deal is non-guaranteed until January 10. The Bulls could waive him and bring in a more defensive-minded point guard. Doing so puts a bigger dent into the Bulls’ offense that has problems scoring.
9. Richard Hamilton, Guard
Richard Hamilton’s power ranking status is harder to read than any player on the Bulls. Injuries (Hamilton has missed 12 games this season) are partly to blame for this. How other NBA general managers view Hamilton and his $5 million contract is another reason. His contract is partially guaranteed for next season.
A team that is looking to shed payroll would perhaps be interested in Hamilton. That is only if he can stay healthy.
8. Kirk Hinrich, Guard
Kirk Hinrich has played better lately, but he is still a liability on offense. His scoring has improved from 6.5 in November to 7.2 in December. There was also a spike in his shooting percentage, which increased from .338 to .410.
If Hinrich can get his scoring average near double-figures, his will move up higher in the rankings.
7. Marquis Teague, Guard
Marquis Teague has already exceeded expectations. Many fans and observers thought that he would be spending some time in the NBA’s Developmental League. Instead of tearing it up for the Bulls’ NBDL affiliate, the Iowa Energy, Teague has appeared in 16 games. His upside includes; good court vision and decision-making.