Regardless of whatever positive outlook the Bulls may have concerning their championship aspirations, the team realizes the task got a lot harder when it lost superstar Derrick Rose to a torn ACL.
But one thing that the Bulls' won't miss with the absence of Rose is the intensity Tom Thibodeau-coached teams have become known for.
"We've just go to go out there and play and when I'm out there I have fun," backup point guard John Lucas III said. "I love the game of basketball and I'm going to go out there and just play my hardest and do exactly what Coach Thibs wants me to do. When I go out there I like to bring a lot of energy, I like to cause havoc on defense. Every time I step on the court, I leave everything I have on the court. When you put so much work into it, why not go out there and leave everything on the court?"