The 23-year-old Rose is likely out till March, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune’s KC Johnson. Until then, Chicago will need to play without him—and I predict they will stay competitive.
Can the Bulls win the championship without Rose? Not a chance. But don’t expect Rose’s absence to keep Chicago from making some regular season noise. When Rose returns in March, he’ll be coming back to a team that will be squarely in the playoff hunt and is ready for a chance at the second season.
Let’s take a look at six reasons why the Bulls will stay competitive without Rose in the lineup.