The Chicago Bulls knew that they would be without Derrick Rose for much of the 2012-13 season, but it seems that not all of Rose's teammates got them memo.
In Rose's absence, the remaining healthy members of the Chicago squad were expected to pick up the slack. Some of them have thrived, while some of them have wilted without the superstar.
Luol Deng is so far having a bounce-back year with 18.9 points per game and 7.4 rebounds; Joakim Noah's 15.3 point average is the highest in his career; Nate Robinson (11.4 points on 49.2 percent shooting) has provided a bench spark-plug the squad missed for many seasons.
The Bulls currently sit at 4-3 on the year, first in the Central Division, and that is thanks to a number of players who've excelled. Not all of the Bulls have fared so well, though.
Let's take a look at three Bulls who have been disappointing so far in this Rose-less season.