In just six playoff games, the elite status that the Chicago Bulls had worked so hard over the regular season to achieve was worth nothing.
There are no pros to losing, just cons. Still though, while the playoffs failed in an epic fashion, the regular season proved to Chicago that the Bulls can win without Derrick Rose. They may not be able to win the Championship without him, but they’ll most certainly be able to keep the Bulls in the running until he gets back.
I’d personally be willing to bet that the Bulls will be back to wreak havoc in the Eastern Conference come the 2013 playoffs, for these five reasons: