Chicago enters the season with a new starting point guard, a revamped bench and an uncertain future for franchise superstar Derrick Rose. The team returns most of its core unit, but will it be enough to compete for the league's best record for the third-straight season?
Not even the Mayans could accurately predict that one.
But as we gaze into the Bulls' crystal ball, you can bet on the fact that this Tom Thibodeau-led squad will feature tough-as-nails defense, aggressive rebounding and energetic hustle. These ingredients will be an essential framework for the squad's success.
However, there are still plenty of questions that need answers for Chicago to take the next step toward a title. Here are 10 bold predictions for the Bulls heading into the 2012-13 NBA season.