Derrick Rose: Are Chicago Bulls Fans Too Much or Ahead of the Curve?

January 5th, 2011 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »
With Derrick Rose and, for that matter, the Chicago Bulls, it seems there are two sides forming. First there is the "Derrick Rose is a valid MVP candidate" and the "Chicago Bulls are contenders." The other camp looks at the first camp and asks, "Are you kidding me?" 

It's understandable why some people would be incredulous. After all the Bulls were a team that had been hovering around .500 the last couple of seasons. Most fans realize that addition of Carlos Boozer has bolstered the team, but maybe haven't really absorbed just how much better they've gotten. 

The Bulls are currently owners of the third best record in the East and the fifth best record in the NBA. Again, in case you didn't quite catch that, in the entire NBA only four teams have a better record than the Chicago Bulls. They are also fifth in the NBA in point differential.

They have a 17-1 record against teams with .500 records, but all their wins haven't come against the weak. They started their schedule with the toughest schedule in the NBA. They've beaten Dallas in Dallas, as well as Denver, Portland, Los Angeles and Oklahoma City. 

They are t ...

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