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2012/13 NBA Team Rankings & Previews: #16 Chicago Bulls

#16 – Chicago Bulls

2011/12 Record: 50-16, lost Eastern Conference First Round

2012/13 Projected Record: 41-41, playoffs  

Key Additions:

Kirk Hinrich – Point Guard
Marco Belinelli – Shooting Guard
Nazr Mohammed – Center

Key Departures:

Ronnie Brewer – Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Kyle Korver – Small Forward
C.J. Watson – Point Guard
Omer Asik – Center
John Lucas – Point Guard

Depth Chart:

Point Guard: Derrick Rose, Kirk Hinrich
Shooting Guard: Richard Hamilton, Marco Belinelli
Small Forward: Luol Deng, Jimmy Butler
Power Forward: Carlos Boozer, Taj Gibson
Center: Joakim Noah, Nazr Mohammed

The X Factor:

Derrick Rose

Or, more precisely, Derrick Rose’s knee.  If Rose can come back this season and be close to the player we are accustomed to seeing, the Bulls could make some noise in the playoffs.


This could be a lost season for the Bulls… unless Rose gets back and has his usual impact on the floor.  If not, the season pretty much will be a write-off – this team minus Rose will struggle to play .500 ball.

NBA Preseason Power Rankings

#17 – Utah Jazz
#18 – Golden State Warriors
#19 – Portland Trailblazers
#20 – Milwaukee Bucks
#21 – Cleveland Cavaliers
#22 – New Orleans Hornets
#23 – Washington Wizards
#24 – Toronto Raptors
#25 – Sacramento Kings
#26 – Phoenix Suns
#27 – Houston Rockets
#28 – Detroit Pistons
#29 – Orlando Magic
#30 – Charlotte Bobcats

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