Eh-eh. I really don’t think that’s fathomable considering how long it took Chris Paul to return to himself. But, I do think we will see Rose at his peak powers again, just not in the 2012-2013 season.
And by that logic, the 2012-2013 season is a turning point for this franchise and maybe the end of a brief era of regular season success. If Derrick does come back in April of next year, do the Bulls have a realistic shot at a title with the fifth or fourth seed and an out-of-shape Rose?