Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE
The Chicago Bulls hope that their offense continues to grow and flourish without star player Derrick Rose.
The Chicago Bulls are in a position where they're going to have to micro-manage every aspect of their games going forward. With so many new moving parts and the absence of star Derrick Rose, games will be closer than ever, and the offense will have to be guided along a set path by coach Tom Thibodeau. They're getting better at what they do, but there's still room for improvement, as noted in a quote from Richard Hamilton via CSN Chicago:
"We're playing well in spurts. I think guys are still learning each other. With our seven new players, guys are still trying to learn their roles and things like that. So I think we're getting a little bit better each and every day. I think we're nowhere near where we want to be. I think it's still a lot of room for improvement."
Hamilton considers himself one of the players who needs to improve, and after he's had a full offseason with the team, he's feeling good about the offense. Just about everyone is feeling good about the offense, which isn't to say they've got an easy road ahead of them.
They're all a confident bunch, but winning is going to take a lot of planning and management. Thibodeau has his team starting fast, and then he's hoping to control the game in the second half, which he hasn't been able to do as well. Going forward, that appears to be the top focus in regards to improving the offense and the team as a whole. They feel like, if they can get better in the second half, they're set.