Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE
The main players of the Chicago Bulls bench from the past two seasons have moved elsewhere and are shining in their new roles.
Ronnie Brewer was waived by the Bulls and picked up by the New York Knicks, where he has been a starter for the first five games of the season. Brewer is averaging 9.0 points and 6.2 rebounds in nearly 27 minutes per game. Brewer will likely lose his starting role when the Knicks are fully healthy, but seems to be comfortable in his new home.
Kyle Korver was traded to the Atlanta Hawks for a trade exception, and he too has become a starter. Korver is averaging 9.3 points and 3.4 rebounds in 27.7 minutes per game and is shooting 39.5% from beyond the arc.
Taj Gibson, the only holdover from last year's bench, is averaging 7.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game with the Bulls.