The Chicago Bulls are off to a fast start, owning a record of 5-6. Okay, a 5-6 record may not be anything to brag about, but it's not too bad, considering that Derrick Rose is yet to play a game this year.
Rose—one of the best basketball players on the planet—is recovering from knee surgery and should return sometime after the All-Star break.
And plus, you can't expect a lot out of the Bulls this year, as their bench simply isn't as great as the "Bench Mob" was the past two seasons.
So what are the reasons for Chicago's decent start?
Let's go ahead and get to them.
Stats used in this article were accurate as of 11-21-2012.