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Chicago Bulls: 5 Players Who Need to Step Up While Derrick Rose Recovers
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Even Derrick Rose himself might be curious as to who will step up in his stead and if they can remain competitive in the Eastern Conference..

Derrick Rose will return to the Chicago Bulls from his ACL tear in April with a vengeance to claim redemption over ‘Bron, D-Wade and Bosh in the upcoming NBA season.

While Rose is progressing just fine, according to the CSNChicago.com, he is not expected to return to action until after the All-Star break in February.

At that time, more than half of the NBA regular season will be played, and Chicago will be in survivor mode, hoping to at least stay in contention for a playoff spot until its star regains his health.

Whether or not the Bulls will become Eastern Conference bottom-dwellers—fighting for playoff contention—or among the league’s top teams will be contingent upon the performance of a few select players.

Here they are, in no particular order.

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