Bulls at a glance
They've averaged fewer than 20 wins the past six years. They won't win many more than that this season.
Bright side? Second-year PG Kirk Hinrich led all rookies in double-doubles, and first-round picks Ben Gordon and Luol Deng appear legit.
Playoffs? So 20th century.
|The starters: Too young to win, too old to cry.|
|PF||Tyson Chandler||6.1 ppg in 35 games. Anyone still waiting for a breakout?||4|
|SF||Luol Deng||Will have great rookie year. Will have to adjust to losing||6|
|C||Eddy Curry||Some improvement (14.7 ppg, 6.2 rpg). Not enough||6|
|SG||Andres Nocioni||Rookie surprise is the reason Ben Gordon is on the bench||6|
|PG||Kirk Hinrich||Great rookie year. This season we find out if he's for real||7|
|BENCH||Chris Duhon, Gordon, Frank Williams and Eric Piatkowski have to play well. Antonio Davis and Othella Harrington have to play. Hopefully, not a lot.||5|