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Coach Nick dove into the preseason footage to see what Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has changed in his offense now that Derrick Rose is back.

Coach Nick dove into the preseason footage to see what Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has changed in his offense this season. With a healthy Derrick Rose, it is natural to assume their offense will improve. With a No. 23 ranking last year, it's almost impossible not to improve, but they key to their chances in the playoffs is their offensive system. Can their offense generate good enough shots against other elite level defenses? Will Rose be more efficient letting the offense work for him? Can Mike Dunleavy fit in and play that Kyle Korver/Marco Belinelli role well enough?

These are all pressing questions that most Bulls fans have been waiting on ever since The Return. The early signs are encouraging, as Chicago has clearly added some creativity to their concepts. Coach Thibodeau seems to have sat down with the Spurs playbook and has adopted some of the plays from Gregg Popovich's team. While there has been little evidence of "Read and React" from the Bulls, there is evidence that they are focusing on better ball movement and spacing. And this could mean all the difference when they go up against the Miami Heat in the playoffs.

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