The Chicago Bulls open training camp in exactly 11 days. In 19 days, they’ll play their first preseason game when the Memphis Grizzlies come to town. After that contest, we’ll get to see exactly who worked hard on their games over the summer and who didn’t.
Much will be expected of every man on the roster this season until Derrick Rose comes back. On-court play and chemistry together will be one of the many storylines surrounding this team this season. The others are sure to be Tom Thibodeau’s contract situation, Taj Gibson’s extension, D. Rose’s eventual return and an injury to a key player, which seems to happen every year.
Without their star, the Bulls have no room for error and they’ll need to compete hard on both ends of the floor. But offensively, each player is going to be relied upon to contribute and Thibs will need to be very creative in his approach on that side of the floor.
Even without Derrick Rose for a while, this should still be an exciting season for Bulls fans. No one is going to take this team lightly and fans will get to see exactly what this squad is made of; from the coach, down to the last man on the bench.
Published at 2:21 PM CDT on Sep 20, 2012 | Updated at 3:02 PM CDT on Sep 20, 2012