Chicago Bulls star guard Derrick Rose is said to be just "weeks away" from returning according to the Chicago Sun-Times, and his return is about to put the Bulls back into the tier of elite teams that are true title contenders.
Rose's effect on the Bulls is undeniable. Without Rose, the Bulls are nothing more than a middling .500 team. After Tuesday night's (Dec. 11) loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, murmurs from Bulls fans regarding the need for Rose were louder than usual.
Twitter was lit up with Bulls fans lamenting how bad it was to watch the team without their one-time MVP.
Without Derrick Rose, the Bulls are mad boring to watch.
— Joel Antolijao (@y0uareamistake) December 12, 2012
Let's examine five reasons why Derrick Rose puts the Bulls in that conversation.