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.