During Derrick Rose's absence, the Chicago Bulls have had a chance to learn some new things about their team. From Joakim Noah's rise to stardom to new players on the roster, the Bulls have been able to make it work without Rose.
At 16-12, the Bulls have put themselves in a good position for the rest of the 2012-13 campaign. The fact that they've been able to find this level of success without their MVP is even more impressive.
Chicago still has a long way to go before Rose returns, and as the season continues, they'll keep building on their newly found assets.
Until then, the pieces they have put together have proven to be enough to sustain them.
Note: All stats are as of December 30, 2012 before games were played.