Bulls Miss Out on All-Rookie Team Member for First Time in Several Seasons
The NBA released the All-Rookie First and Second Team on Monday afternoon, and the Chicago Bulls failed to have any representation.
This is now the first time since the 2018-19 campaign that a Bulls rookie didn’t appear on either roster. Coby White earned a Second Team nod in 2019-20, Patrick Williams made Second Team in 2020-21, and Ayo Dosunmu finished with the third-most Second Team votes last season.
Overall, the Bulls had an All-Rookie Team member in four of the previous five seasons. They have had six representatives since the 2014-15 season.
You can view a complete breakdown of this year’s voting here:
All things considered, it should come as no surprise that Dalen Terry failed to even receive one vote for either of the two five-man groups. The No. 18-overall pick appeared in just 38 regular season games and spent the majority of his minutes on the court with the Windy City Bulls. As much as I would have loved to see him recognized for his stellar dances and bench high-fives, he simply didn’t contribute at a high enough level to receive legitimate consideration.
Regardless, it appears Terry has taken the news personally. The 20-year-old sent out a straightforward “ok bet” on Twitter shortly before the league publically made their announcement.
While I’ll gladly accept him using this as motivation, it’s not the league’s fault for not giving him some flowers. The fact of the matter is Billy Donovan and the Bulls’ front office were the ones who decided to keep Terry on the sideline for practically the entire year. Was it the right decision?
Well, we talked a lot more about that here:
Hey, if one thing is for sure, he’s already working hard to prove folks wrong next year!