What happened after 'The Last Dance'? A look back at the 1999 Bulls without Jordan, Pippen and Jackson.

Jamal Collier, Chicago Tribune on

Published in Basketball

Dickey Simpkins saw some action during the beginning of the 1998 playoff run, and he saw a bump in playing time after the roster turnover. A former first-round pick by the Bulls in 1994, Simpkins made just 17 career starts before he became a regular starter in '99. He was relatively productive, averaging 9.1 points and 6.8 rebounds while leading the team with 2.9 win shares, an advanced metric that estimates the number of wins a player contributed to.

Randy Brown

1997-98: Played 71 games at point guard, mostly as a reserve.

1998-99: Became the primary point guard, starting 32 games.

Randy Brown never was a scorer coming off the bench for the Bulls during their second three-peat, but he saw increased playing time in 1999. That led to some career-high numbers -- 8.8 points, 3.8 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game -- as he became the lead guard for the Bulls offense.

Bill Wennington


1997-98: Played 48 games, mostly as a reserve.

1998-99: Played 38 games, mostly as a reserve.

The Bulls kept Bill Wennington in the same role despite not having Luc Longley or Dennis Rodman in the frontcourt.

Keith Booth


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