NBA.com's power rankings put the Bulls at 14th. They're 7th in the East.
Pace: 92.0 (9), Off: 109.7 (18), Def: 110.0 (17)
Can a team improve after losing its leading scorer and adding only a
couple of non-lottery picks? They can if they have Derrick Rose with a
year of experience and Luol Deng, who can make them a tough defensive
team again, coming back from injury.
The quotes are kind of odd. Luol Deng's going to make them a tough defensive team again?
I also don't buy into the Wizards (9th) or Raptors (13th), and think the Heat (19th) got hosed a bit. Haven't really looked at the west yet. Overall, I think the Bulls at 14th seems pretty fair even though I'd have probably put the Heat above them and the Wizards/Raptors behind them.