El jugador de los Bulls de Chicago, Derrick Rose, practica antes de un partido el viernes, 8 de febrero de 2013, en Salt Lake City, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)The Associated Press
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, left, and Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce grapple for control of the ball during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)The Associated Press
Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau yells from the bench during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)The Associated Press
CHICAGO – Given all the gasps around Chicago after Derrick Rose indicated he might not play this season, the All-Star break appears to be coming at a good time for the Bulls.
They can take a deep breath. They can hardly breathe easy, though. Until their sidelined superstar point guard is back to tying opponents in knots, they can forget about that.
For now, the Bulls are doing what they can without him, and all things considered, they're not in a bad spot even after dropping four of five.
They're fifth in the Eastern Conference at 30-22, 1 1/2 games behind first-place Indiana in the Central Division, and a playoff run doesn't seem out of the question.