The Bulls own a not-so-championship-contender-like 1-2 record, losing to the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers while picking up a win over the New York Knicks. They lost to Miami by 12 points and somehow managed to blow a 20-point lead against the rebuilding Sixers.
But at least Alpha Dog Derrick Rose, who missed all of last season recovering from knee surgery, is now sporting a Bulls uniform rather than sitting on the bench wearing street clothes. A bit rusty thus far, the three-time All-Star will return to MVP form eventually. It's just going to take time until he finds his groove.
Chicago has outscored its opponents in the paint during each of its its three contests, which is certainly something to be proud of to start out.
Meanwhile, third-year swingman Jimmy Butler, who's known mostly for his defense, looked great versus the Heat with 20 points. That's a positive sign, right?