During the preseason, the new-look Bulls looked formidable during stretches (compiling a 5-2 record). They should remain formidable throughout the regular season chiefly because coach Tom Thibodeau always supplies championship-caliber defensive ball clubs.
But there are still some kinks to work out. On some occasions during the preseason, the Bulls looked like a team lacking in depth and familiarity with one another.
Here we examine the current player power rankings for Chicago, specifically critiquing which players must embrace pivotal roles while their superstar remains in street clothes.
If these players produce effectively, there's every reason to believe this team will successfully navigate its way to the playoffs.
*Rose is not included in this list because of his injury.