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With Rose's return delayed to next season, Bulls put up fight before falling in end

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    Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose, left, stands with teammates during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal against the Miami Heat on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)The Associated Press

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    Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau gestures during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)The Associated Press

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    Chicago Bulls' Nate Robinson passes the ball as Miami Heat's Norris Cole (30) watches during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)The Associated Press

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    Chicago Bulls' Richard Hamilton, left, shoots over Miami Heat's Ray Allen (34) during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)The Associated Press

The Chicago Bulls have some big questions now that they're never-say-die season is finally over.

Nate Robinson, Marco Belinelli and Nazr Mohammed have expiring contracts, and the team figures to exercise its $1 million buyout on Richard Hamilton.

Coach Tom Thibodeau also did not rule out the possibility of foot surgery for Joakim Noah, and Kirk Hinrich's badly bruised left calf is a concern.

But any talk about the future starts with Derrick Rose, of course. He didn't play all season as he recovered from a knee injury and the Bulls fell 4-1 in the second round of the playoffs to the Miami Heat.