The Bulls haven't gotten any better. Still very little depth. Still no 2nd scorer. Jimmy Butler is a starter for sure, but he isn't reliable on offense.
Bulls will always be a contender because of coaching. defense, and rebounding, but they will always struggle to score without a 2nd option.
Derrick Rose is a legit superstar that can't go unquestioned. At the end of the day the Bulls team got better based upon chemistry alone. You're sitting here and telling me a team DID NOT get better despite knocking out the Nets in the first round when they couldn't get pass a lesser 76ers team the previous year. Two, Jimmy Butler is light years better than what he was in his rookie year, and will be even more improved in his 3rd year and have an even bigger role. A player who wasn't even IN the picture in 2011. Secondly, Luol Deng was injured for BOTH Miami series, Noah has gotten better each year as well.. Wade and Bosh at this point are who they are, we seen the best Wade in 2011, Wade will only to continue to decline and anyone who think otherwise is living a pipe dream. Coaching,Defense, rebounding, and Rose will lead us.. We made the ECF with a brand new FA class that didn't even have chemistry in 2011. So many people forgot that Noah and Boozer in 2011 ONLY PLAYED 30 games together that season.
So Derrick Rose wasn't good enough because he was only 22?
Wait....that's right, that's the same year he won the MVP right?
Sounds like someone is making excuses as well...nice unbiased username by the way
He's only 22 so you saying because he won MVP his 3rd year his ceiling is closed? MVP is a fu*kin award not a measurement of where you are in your career, stop being a dumbass. It's not an excuse its just logic. You sitting here and saying a player who was the same age as a college senior reached his peak. n*gga please.
At the end of the day if the Heat don't improve, and bring back a similar team they aren't repeating period. And the Bulls will be right in the thick of it to make sure of it. This past season taught me a lot that Thibs can damn near coach ANYONE and have them playing high quality basketball. This is a same team who had 8 players in suit and was taking MIami down to the wire. Not able to close(due to not having Rose), but the games were competitive and close. That alone tells me if we had Deng and Rose sh*t would have been different.