Chicago Bulls: Complete Preview, Predictions and Storylines to Watch in 2012-13

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Chicago Bulls: Complete Preview, Predictions and Storylines to Watch in 2012-13
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The Chicago Bulls had championship hopes in the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season, as they won the East and had an easy path to an inevitable conference finals match up with the Miami Heat.

Unfortunately, that all was derailed with Derrick Rose’s injury in Game 1 of the Bulls' first-round match up against the Philadelphia 76ers.

The reigning MVP tore his left ACL and not only missed the rest of Chicago’s failed playoff run, but also is expected to be out eight-to-12 months and will not return until he’s ready.

This means that the Bulls will have to go into the 2012-13 campaign without their star, and many are questioning the viability of this roster without the superstar point guard.

Will they be able to make the playoffs in an improving Eastern Conference? Who will step up to fill the void left by their superstar? Do they have a chance to compete if Rose returns in time? Will D-Rose ever even be the same explosive and athletic player he was prior to the injury?

We’ll try to answer those questions and much more in the season preview for the Chicago Bulls, which will address the franchise’s free agency maneuvers, projected depth chart, strengths and weaknesses of the roster, a season prediction and much more. 

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