The Chicago Bulls have been very unfortunate the past two seasons as they have had to play without Derrick Rose for a total of 154 games. But despite Rose’s bad luck with two serious knee surgeries, the Bulls finished the last two years with the fifth and fourth best records in the Eastern Conference.
One of the reasons why the Bulls have had a difficult time scoring the past couple of years is because of lack of depth. Without Rose in the lineup, the team did not have a player who could create his own shot or take over in the late stages of a close contest.
This season, however, with the additions of Pau Gasol, Doug McDermott, Nikola Mirotic and Aaron Brooks, the Bulls have more depth than we have seen in years past. The question is whether the addition of these new players will translate into more wins.
That’s being said, let’s review how the Bulls have performed the last few years as a method to predict their win-loss record for next season.