Why the Chicago Bulls Won’t Miss Derrick Rose as Much as You Think

October 16th, 2012 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »
Derrick Rose will be out for the start of the season, and as a result, many are writing off the Chicago Bulls' hopes of having anything but a wasted season. Here's the reality, though. The Bulls won't miss Derrick Rose nearly as much as you might think. 

That's not to say that they won't miss him at all, of course. You don't win the MVP award because you're not important to your team (though it is ironic that many of those who argued against him winning are now the ones writing off the Bulls because he's not there). 

Some have written off the Bulls as a lottery team. Most have them as somewhere between a sixth and eighth seed. For example, John Hollinger (who vehemently argued against Rose's MVP campaign) has at this point released the top seven seeds in his predictions, and the Bulls have yet to be named. 

The Bulls won 67 percent of their games without Rose last year. If you project that over a full season, then that would have the Bulls winning 55 games this year, but most would laugh off the notion of the Bulls even breaking the 50-win barrier. 

How many games is Rose worth? 10? 15? 20? More than 20? Wh ...

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