The Bulls are off to a fast start this season, even with their leader watching a quarter of their games from the sideline due to a back injury. They currently post a 25-7 record, which is good for the best record in the Eastern Conference.
When healthy, Rose has been this team’s floor general, and the majority of the team’s offense is run through him. He is scoring 22 points per game on 46 percent shooting, while also averaging a career high 7.8 assists per game.
Luol Deng has also played extremely well this season, especially in the games Rose has been absent. He’s played so well, in fact, that Deng has earned himself a spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star Team for the first time in his career.
Another huge reason the Bulls have been so great this year is because the entire team has shown up with energy and passion for every single game. There has rarely been a time when the team has played down to weaker competition or not come prepared to battle one of the better teams in the league. Out of their seven losses, only one of them has come against a team that currently has a losing record.
Here are seven important games coming up for D-Rose and the Chicago Bulls.