Chicago Bulls: 4 Reasons Why Derrick Rose Needs a Second Scorer

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Chicago Bulls: 4 Reasons Why Derrick Rose Needs a Second Scorer
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Derrick Rose, the face of the Chicago Bulls, is all alone on the court right now..

2012 was an "interesting" year for the Bulls

There was a lockout followed by a high-speed free agency period that saw Richard "Rip" Hamilton of the Detroit Pistons shed the Red and Blue for the Red and Black, and then a 66-game regular season that saw the Bulls finish with the NBA's best record for the second straight season. 

But during that second straight season, we rarely saw Derrick Rose, the reigning league MVP, in his MVP form. 


We barely ever saw Rip Hamilton suit up as a Bull (although he wore some snappy suits on the bench).

We saw John Lucas III drop 24 points and a fade away jumper on LeBron James and the Miami Heat.

We saw Kyle Korver looking competent on defense, and we saw C.J. Watson hit clutch threes during the regular season with relative ease.

All of those moments were fun times during an injury-plagued season for the Bulls in which the originally planned starting lineup rarely played together. 

Then "The Tear" happened. No need to explain, since we all know what the tear was and who tore it.

With another injury to Joakim Noah, the mighty Bulls were ousted from the playoffs 4-2 by the Philadelphia 76ers, making all of those fun moments from the regular season seem like distant memories. 

How can such a great season come crashing down to earth so easily? 

One word: Injuries. 

A torn ACL for Derrick Rose and an ankle-sprain, and possible foot fracture. for Joakim Noah are the lasting headlines of Chicago's 2012 playoff run. 

And as of right now, there is no one else on the floor who can possibly take the reigns of this franchise with Derrick Rose likely out for 8-12 months

Here are four reasons why the Bulls need to have a second scorer who can not only lead the Bulls during Rose's recovery, but can also share the floor with the MVP when he returns. 

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