The Chicago Bulls have arguably been the best team in the NBA and are currently in first place in the Eastern Conference. Much of the reason for the Bulls success is their star point guard and 2011 NBA MVP, Derrick Rose.
However Rose has had trouble staying healthy this season and its been reported that he will see a specialist for the recent back spasms that have kept him off the court. It is unknown how long the injury will keep Rose out of play, but the Bulls have to be concerned that this could mean a significant amount of time without their most valuable player.
Here is a hypothetical look at how the 2012 NBA playoffs will look if Derrick Rose is out for the remainder of the season.