The Chicago Bulls will have to play a significant portion of their 2012-13 season without superstar Derrick Rose. There will be adjustments they have to make in response to his absence, and how well they implement those will largely determine how successful they are.
Rose’s importance, both to the Bulls and to the city of Chicago, cannot be diminished. Replacing him is an impossibility, which is why the adjustments made during his departure should be well thought out and careful.
While these accommodations will be primarily to help the Bulls win without Rose, they will also be important in making the all-around team better when Rose returns by developing his supporting cast into better players.
There are role players who need to get bigger minutes, secondary stars who must shoulder more responsibility and even a few players who should probably be shipped out if at all possible. It will be tough for the team to make all of these adjustments, but if they do, they will be a much better team for it.