The first quarter for the 2012-13 Chicago Bulls has been rather dry, but they still have a handful of players who have made impressions that are worth noting.
While Derrick Rose remains sidelined, the Bulls lack firepower and are merely an average team. Their defense has enabled them to keep their record above .500, but their offensive inconsistency is limiting their potential.
Yet each game, they play as hard as anybody and figure to return to a title contender upon Rose's return. Coach Tom Thibodeau has established a rigorous system in Chicago, and it takes unique players to fulfill what he asks of his core contributors.
Certain members have really stepped up and taken leadership while Rose is out, and others have raised eyebrows in supporting roles. Through approximately 20 games, it's time to recognize who is standing out on the current Bulls roster. The performance of these players give the Bulls much to be excited about as the season progresses, particularly as Rose's return nears.
Here are the Chicago Bulls team awards through the season's first quarter.
Stats used in this slideshow were as of December 12, 2012.