Chicago Bulls: Should the Bulls Tank the ’12-13 Season If D-Rose Heals Too Slow?

September 18th, 2012 by Mick Akers Leave a reply »
Let's face it: without Derrick Rose playing for the majority of the season, if at all, the Chicago Bulls have no chance of making any real noise in the NBA in the 2012-13 season. This season may be a lost season for Chicago, so the big question is: should the Bulls play not for the playoffs, but for a lottery pick instead?

Sure, the Bulls have shown that they can win on a regular basis without their star player, but with the newly overhauled team, it is yet to be seen if the current Bulls roster will play as cohesively as the team of the past two seasons.

Although it may seem like the wrong answer for competitive reasons, the Bulls may be better off taking this season off in hopes of landing a top-tier player in the 2013 NBA Draft.

There is some talent in this year's draft that the Bulls could use going forward, so in order to fill in voids to be a serious title contender, the Bulls must make sure they finish among the bottom dwellers of the league this year. Doing so would give Chicago a chance to land a top pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

If Rose is out of commission so long that making the playoffs will depend on the newly-healed star, the ...

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