Timing is everything. Being the best team today doesn't matter if you're not the best team come June.
Though the Bulls are currently tied with the Celtics for the No. 1 seed in the East, now is not the time to rush back. Coach Thibodeau should ease off the accelerator just a little bit. Let the big boys rest up now, because they won't have a chance when the playoffs start.
The Bulls aren't burdened by age, the way the Celtics are. If they had to make a break for the end of the season now, they could. But the focus needs to be the playoffs. The season will be lost if a serious injury comes into play.
Playoffs. Playoffs. Playoffs.
Nothing else matters.
Just ask the New England Patriots how good it feels to have a perfect regular season record, only to lose in the Super Bowl.
Don't make that mistake, Coach Thibodeau. Walk lightly. And when you get to the postseason, unleash hell.