Despite all the Derrick Rose drama of “will he or won’t he play this year,” the Chicago Bulls did rather well for themselves relying on a collective effort to fill the void left by Rose. With their superstar returning for next season, the Bulls are a couple of minor acquisitions away from once again being a title contender.
Chicago Bulls (45-37 last year)
2012-13 Season Summary:
With all the talk of Derrick Rose’s recovery often overshadowing the actual product on the court, the Chicago Bulls quietly put together a very respectable season by earning the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference and winning their first round playoff series against Brooklyn. Without Rose, the Bulls just didn’t have enough to make more of a postseason push.
Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer primarily carried the offensive load though Boozer once again lacked the consistency or star power to redeem his outrageously overpriced contract. Joakim Noah did all the other typical Joakim Noah things particularly on the...