CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 23: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls drives to the basket between (L-R) Anthony Morrow #22, Shawne Williams #7 and Kris Humphries #43 of the New Jersey Nets at the United Center on January 23, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Nets 110-95. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Can the Bulls keep rolling?
It seems like everyone on the Chicago Bulls roster has been injured at some point this season -- Richard Hamilton, Derrick Rose, Luol Deng, Taj Gibson, C.J. Watson, John Lucas III and Joakim Noah have missed already missed time -- but those difficulties haven't stopped Chicago from rolling out to a 16-3 start.
But the schedule has been kind to the Bulls as well; they have played just one team that sits above .500 in the last two weeks. That changes on Wednesday night when the Bulls host the Indiana Pacers at 7:00 p.m. CT on CSN. Indiana sits in second place in the Central and looks to be Chicago's toughest competition in the division this season.
The Pacers have gotten contributions from a wide variety of players this year, and seven guys average double-digit points, led by Danny Granger. That sort of depth could be troubling for a shorthanded Bulls team. But Chicago has Derrick Rose back in the lineup, and he's a pretty significant trump card.