Still suffering with the loss of their star player Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls are a team that not many know where to place in the playoff picture. Some may say they're a bottom-four seed and a first-round exit, while others say it may vary depending on the return of Rose. Then there are the super-optimistic fans that think they can still win it all.
With or without Rose, the Bulls are poised to make a good playoff run and could even go as far as the conference finals. Sure, with their MVP, they are championship contenders, but whether or not he returns for the playoff stretch remains to be seen.
Still, they have a great coach, a strong defense and a set of players who are willing and determined to do whatever it takes to win games. The Bulls are 14-10 this season, hold the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference and are leading the Central Division. So far, they're on the right path to making it deep into the playoffs.
I will list the three signs that point to the Bulls making an appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals.