John Lucas and C.J. Watson have been producing at the point guard position during Rose's absence, earning the Bulls a 7-4 record.
Although the Bulls should be expecting their MVP point guard back in the starting lineup, the Bulls still have a lot of work to do.
Here is a list of three reasons why the Bulls won't win the 2012 NBA title.
Although it appears Derrick Rose will be back within the next few games, a groin injury is difficult to overcome.
Rose needs to be 100 percent for the Bulls to stand any chance at winning an NBA title.
They do lead the league in rebounding per game with Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer heading that front, but the Bulls need another scorer to benefit their chances of winning it all.
The Bulls compete in the Eastern Conference with the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers.
All of these teams have beaten the Bulls before and contain much-needed depth that is essential for a deep playoff run.
The Eastern Conference playoff race will be extremely competitive this year, with many teams capable of beating anyone they face in the opening rounds.
If the Chicago Bulls plan on reaching the NBA Finals this year, most likely they will have to go through the Miami Heat, the team that beat them in the Eastern Conference Finals last year.
Although Chicago has excellent players, they lack the star power of the Heat.
Derrick Rose is the star of the show in Chicago and is the player to take the game-winning shot. But, Miami has multiple players who can take the game-winning shot in crunch time, which is what the series will boil down to if the Bulls end up playing the Heat.