Bulls still in strong playoff spot despite absence of MVP Point Guard.
Despite a current record 30-20 and fourth in the Eastern Conference standings right now, the Bulls are still in need or their best player and playmaker Derrick Rose.
Although they reimain in a position many people believed they would not find themselves in without D-Rose, the return of the PG would improve the team, and the players around him.
After tearing his ACL in the first game of the playoffs last year, many feared that the Bulls would be at a severe disadvantage this season until he returns, but the team has surprised many with its inspired team play and superb defence.
The big hole the injured Rose left though was in the offensive side of the team. Rose would consistently average above 13 points a game, whilst also making an average of 8 assists a game, which really enabled the team to be more dynamic offensively.
His speed, dribbling and elusiveness required multiple double teams and complex defensive schemes, which allowed other players to flourish in the offence, which they simply do not do at present.
While a 30-20 is still extremely good at this point of the season, the number one draft pick in 2008 would earn at least 8 wins on his own, which would give them the lead in the conference above the Miami Heat.
With at least another month until Rose is ready to return to action, the Bulls must keep themselves in a position to compete, then with a fully fit PG, they can really push on and be a significant title contender once the Playoffs come around.