They need Derrick Rose back.
It's debatable whether or not they actually want to climb back into that fourth or fifth seed, because it could mean seeing the Miami Heat in the second round.
Still, time is running out to get this right.
The division-leading rival Indiana Pacers are gaining momentum. Rose needs enough games to remember the NBA's speed while acclimating to new teammates. And Chicago must figure out whether Rose is returning as a superstar or just a really helpful piece to the puzzle.
With his return looming ever closer, NBA Assistant Editors Ethan Norof and Joel C. Cordes break down exactly why the Bulls need Rose back ASAP.
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