Derrick Rose also had the best individual season by any Bulls player since that time. He averaged 27.1 points per game and 7.7 assists per game and was also named to the All-NBA first team. Rose also became the youngest player in NBA history to win the NBA MVP award.
The Bulls entered the 2011 Playoffs with the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and easily defeated the Indiana Pacers and Atlanta Hawks in the first two rounds. They then met the Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals, but were embarrassed, losing in only five games.
This should be considered a successful year for the Bulls, but you know they must be bitter about how the way last season came to an end. Here are four key areas the Bulls need to succeed in if they want to have the same success in 2011-2012 as they did last season.
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