The 2012-13 Chicago Bulls have different chemistry than the past couple seasons, and as a result, it's taking time to evaluate which members should carry the bulk of the minutes.
In recent games, certain players have been specifically making their case to log more minutes. They've done this through through eye-opening performances as well as showing increased comfort with their teammates.
The rotation for the Bulls is always subject to change on a given night. Coach Tom Thibodeau is not afraid to bench his starters if the bench players are in a groove.
Bulls fans have witnessed this plenty of times when it comes to Taj Gibson and Carlos Boozer. Gibson, a bench player, often plays the majority of the fourth quarter while Boozer cheers from the sidelines.
With this in view, which players should steadily begin to receive more playing time? Which players are impressing Coach Thibs and will likely become integral members of this Bulls squad?
Here we unpack these players and how they have much to be eager about as the season progresses.
*Stats used in this slideshow were as of December 6, 2012.