Unless you've been living under a rock—a really huge rock—you're aware that Derrick Rose suffered an ACL injury during the 2012 postseason.
The franchise point guard is expected to be out until at least the All-Star break. And there's a possibility that he'll miss the entire 2012-13 campaign as he attempts to recover from that devastating knee injury.
Kirk Hinrich, now in his second stint with the Bulls, will start at the point while Rose is out.
Although he missed two preseason games due to a thumb injury and a strained right groin, "Captain Kirk" did play in the team's regular-season opener versus Sacramento.
Can he stay healthy all season and hold down the fort until D-Rose gets back?
There really isn't anything to report concerning the energetic Nate Robinson. He's coming off a healthy preseason with the Bulls, appearing in all seven games.
The team is going to need Robinson to stay off the injured list this year since he serves as a spark plug off the bench.
Selected by the Bulls in the first round of the 2012 draft, Marquis Teague is the lone rookie on the roster.
And like Robinson, Teague isn't surrounded by any health issues at this time.