It has been a tough year for the Chicago Bulls, as several injuries have kept them from reaching their full potential. However, their performance leaves them with a lot to be excited about for next season.
Many of the Bulls starters have elevated their play in Derrick Rose's absence:
The emergence of sophomore forward Jimmy Butler has been a big surprise. His performance and potential to be even better could garner him a starting role in 2013.
The former league MVP, Rose, is expected to start next year, which could mean a championship run for the Bulls.
It hasn't been the best year for Chicago, but the future is certainly looking bright.