Rose will once again lead Chicago's offense, but he will have tons of help, especially in the frontcourt. As if having Noah, arguably the league's best passing big, wasn't enough, the Bulls added the second- or third-best distributing center in Gasol.
The Bulls can run sets through either center, placing them at the top of the key to look for cutters. Rose’s elite speed and quickness can free him from defenders as he attacks the baseline.
It's also a great sign that he's been doing so well with Team USA. Coach Mike Krzyzewski has praised Rose from the get-go, per ESPN Chicago's Nick Friedell:
I think he's exceptional in every way. He went right at it. The first defensive exchange in the camp, he was all over the ball handler, moving his feet, attacking him. There was a buzz right away because it was basically his saying, 'Look, I'm not just back. I'm back at a level that's elite'... Derrick was sensational the whole week. He really did that every day, how fast and strong and decisive he was. He really created an air of excitement for the team because we all were anxious to see who he was right now. And who he is is very, very good.
Chicago also got some perimeter help in McDermott and Euro transplant Mirotic. Add Dunleavy and an improving Tony Snell, and Rose will have at least two shooters on the court at all times, allowing him to drive and kick.
The depth at the point guard position is also a big help. Kirk Hinrich can play alongside Rose, allowing him to play off the ball, and Aaron Brooks can be a spark off the bench—if he gets solid minutes, that is. Given Rose's injury history, having two experienced guards behind him is a very smart move.
This current roster is the best the 25-year-old star has been around. He has help at every position as well as the second unit, and if everything goes right, he could help lead Chicago to another Eastern Conference Finals appearance—or perhaps further.