As we all know, Derrick Rose will probably be out for the season. You can not replace your franchise player, you just can’t. All you can do is simply build a team that will compete in each and every game. The Bulls started the off season by bringing back Kirk Hinrich. Since then they have gone on to add veteran center Nazr Mohammed, sharp shooters Marco Belinelli and Valdimir Radmonavic. They also added Nate Robison who will serve as a spark plug off the bench. It will definitely be a up and down season for the Bulls, but I still feel like they will make the playoffs.
The Bulls organization didnt blow the team up like they could have. They simply took a step or two back. I’m not sure how they will be defensively this year, but with Coach Thibodeau at the helm, I’m sure he can get his newest players to buy into his system on defense. The only problem is, how long will that take? The Bulls were the best defensive team in the league last year but I honestly dont think they will be in the top 10 this year. If the Bulls were to end up in as a top 10 defensive team this year, it wouldn’t surprise me.
My only question is where will the offense come from this year? With Rose being out, every team in the league will be keying in on Deng and Boozer when the Bulls step on the court. The supporting cast need to make themselves a threat when they are on the court, so opposing defenses can stay honest. Hopefully going into training camp this year everyone is healthy, so that way they can have some consistnecy with their roster and rotations. If they don’t have a great season, you can always say this; Derrick Rose will be back next year!
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