The Sports Bank will be counting down to the opening tip of the 2012-13 NBA season with team by team previews starting with the worst and working our way to the title contenders. There is no lockout this time around so let’s get going.
His Adidas commercial portrays the scene pretty darn accurately as all of Chicago went silent when Derrick Rose clutched his knee in the first game of the Bulls’ opening round playoff series against the 76ers with the worst coming true; a torn ACL. With Rose’s return questionable for this season, the Bulls must simply survive in hopes that their superstar can get back on the floor before the postseason begins.
2011-12: 50-16, 1st in Eastern Conference
Predicted EC Finish: 7th
Projected Depth Chart:
C: Joakim Noah/Nazr Mohammed/Kyrylo Fesenko
PF: Carl Boozer/Taj Gibson/Vladimir Radmanovic
SF: Luol Deng/Jimmy Butler/Marko Jaric
SG: Richard Hamilton/Marco Belinelli
PG: Kirk Hinrich/Nate Robinson/Marquis Teague