In sports it is often advised not to be a Monday morning quarterback. In sports as in life, hindsight is 20/20. Often when a trade is made, it takes a team and its fans three to five years to realize the trades' ultimate value. Free agent signings or subsequent trades can either reinforce or negate this initial trade.
In the case of the Chicago Bulls, these five players represent a few former team members that were never replaced and highlight a weakness on the team's current roster.