A handful of players have shown improvement for the Chicago Bulls this season.
Guys have needed to step up in the absence of superstar point guard Derrick Rose, who hasn’t played a game since last April (torn ACL).
Without Rose, the Bulls are playing respectable basketball thus far, owning the sixth-best record in the Eastern Conference.
Lockdown defense is the main reason the Bulls have stayed competitive this season and not fallen off the face of the earth. However, improved play from guys like Joakim Noah and Luol Deng has also contributed to the team's success.