Bulls’ Bench Need Time to Gel
Kyrylo Fesenko put on his shades after the victory Tuesday against the Memphis Grizzlies, turned to Carlos Boozer, smiled and, in that Ukrainian accent that all of his teammates are getting used to, asked, “I look good, yes?”
Further evidence that the days of the “Bench Mob” are dead.
Not that the Bulls’ second unit won’t be capable of taking over games. Just not yet. With Taj Gibson the only holdover from that lunch-pail carrying, hard-hat unit, to even refer to it as “The New Bench Mob” or “Bench Mob 2.0” is a disservice to how good the Bulls’ backups were the last two years.
As the 1-for-21 shooting by the second unit in the fourth quarter showed, Kyle Korver, Omer Asik, Ronnie Brewer and C.J. Watson aren’t coming back anytime soon.
“You got a new bunch of guys, everyone going out there to try and show Coach what they can do,” Mohammed said. “Also, the rhythm wasn’t quite there, a little fatigue, so it was a mixture of things, but it’s something that can definitely be corrected. Just get back to practice, work at it and in a little time it can only get better.”