With their superstar back, the Bulls are eyeing a deep playoff run. Rose sees no reason why they can't challenge Miami for supremacy in the Eastern Conference, since that's exactly what they were doing before he went down.
The Bulls lost to the Heat in the 2011 conference finals after finishing with a league-leading 62 wins and appeared headed to a rematch with them the following year before Rose tore his ACL.
Even with the expectations lowered last season, the banged-up Bulls managed to get by Brooklyn in the first round of the playoffs before the Heat eliminated them.
"But we can only worry about the Bulls. We have a great team, young guys," Rose said. "Just seeing how the guys individually are getting better, I think it's going to be a good year for the Bulls."
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