Wow, it is hard to believe a third of the NBA season is already gone.
I mean, it seems like the Bulls were tipping off the season against the Lakers on Christmas a few days ago. Seriously, I haven't even finished putting my Christmas decorations away yet and they are announcing the starters for the All-Star game.
By the way, since we are on the subject, Derrick Rose was named to his third All-Star team and will be making his second consecutive start.
The Bulls have already played 25 games, with their 26th coming Saturday night in Milwaukee. That means Chicago only has 40 games left to play.
With a record of 19-6, the Bulls are top in the East and only trail the Thunder in winning percentage. Oklahoma City has a record of 18-4.
So let's see who has performed well during this first third of the season, and let's see who needs to pick it up the rest of the way.
I only focus on major players, so you won't find grades for Jimmy Butler, Brian Scalabrine or the recently released Mike James.