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  • Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose drives toward the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. Rose scored 27 points but Indiana won 100-90. (AP Photo/Tom Strattman)

      Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose drives toward the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. Rose scored 27 points but Indiana won 100-90. (AP Photo/Tom Strattman)

  • Chicago Bulls small forward Luol Deng, left, drives to the basket past Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, in Chicago. The Bulls won 92-73. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

      Chicago Bulls small forward Luol Deng, left, drives to the basket past Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, in Chicago. The Bulls won 92-73. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

  • Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer, right, shoots over Indiana Pacers center Jeff Foster in the second half an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. The Bulls won 99-86. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

      Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer, right, shoots over Indiana Pacers center Jeff Foster in the second half an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. The Bulls won 99-86. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

  • Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah yells out after completing a 3-point play with a free throw during the third overtime of their 128-127 win against the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Chicago, Thursday, April 30, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

      Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah yells out after completing a 3-point play with a free throw during the third overtime of their 128-127 win against the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Chicago, Thursday, April 30, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

  • Chicago Bulls' Keith Bogans looks to a pass against the Detroit Pistons during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

      Chicago Bulls' Keith Bogans looks to a pass against the Detroit Pistons during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

  • Omer Asik

      Omer Asik

  • Ronnie Brewer

      Ronnie Brewer

  • John Lucas III

      John Lucas III

  • Taj Gibson

      Taj Gibson

  • Kyle Korver

      Kyle Korver

  • Brian Scalabrine

      Brian Scalabrine

  • Kurt Thomas

      Kurt Thomas

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Here's a closer look at the Bulls roster, along with Mike McGraw's assessment of the players entering the NBA playoff series against the Indiana Pacers.

1 Derrick Rose

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Ht.: 6-3; Pos: PG; Yrs pro: 2

Stats: 25.0 pts., 7.7 acts, .858 FT pct., 37.4 minutes.

The only thing left to do in an MVP season is lead the Bulls to a title at age 22.

3 Omer Asik

Ht.: 7-0; Pos: C; Yrs pro: Rookie

Stats: 2.8 pts., 3.7 rebs, .553 FG pct., 12.1 minutes.

Rookie may not get a ton of court time in playoffs, but he's changed games this season.

5 Carlos Boozer

Ht.: 6-9; Pos: PF; Yrs pro: 8

Stats: 17.5 pts., 9.6 rebs, .510 FG pct., 31.9 minutes.

He had clutch playoff moments in Utah, which is why Bulls paid the big bucks.

6 Keith Bogans

Ht.: 6-5; Pos: SG; Yrs pro: 7

Stats: 4.4 pts., 1.2 acts, .380 3-pt pct., 17.8 minutes.

This says it all: Bulls are 26-2 when Bogans scores at least 6 points. His defense is usually solid.

9 Luol Deng

Ht.: 6-9; Pos: SF; Yrs pro: 6

Stats: 17.4 pts., 5.8 rebs, 2.8 acts, 39.1 minutes.

In the Bulls' only playoff series win since '98, Deng averaged 26.3 points vs. Miami in '07.

11 Ronnie Brewer

Ht.: 6-7, Pos: SG; Yrs pro: 4

Stats: 6.2 pts., 3.2 rebs, 1.3 stls, 22.0 minutes.

Sprained left thumb shouldn't stop his relentless defense, which has been vital this season.

12 Jannero Pargo

Ht.: 6-1; Pos: G; Yrs pro: 7

Unlikely to be on active roster in playoffs. Bulls brought him back for leadership and practice.

13 Joakim Noah

Ht.: 6-11; Pos: C; Yrs pro: 3

Stats: 11.7 pts., 10.4 rebs, 1.5 blks, 32.8 minutes.

Just like at Florida, Noah gets pumped for the postseason. He's averaged 13.1 rebounds in playoffs.

15 John Lucas III

Ht.: 5-11; Pos: PG; Yrs pro: 2

Stats: 1.0 points in limited minutes.

His main job is to play the point in practice, so Rose can get more rest.

22 Taj Gibson

Ht.: 6-9; Pos: PF; Yrs pro: 1

Stats: 7.1 pts., 5.7 rebs, 1.3 blks, 21.8 minutes.

Front-line depth has been one of this team's strongest assets. Gibson steps up whenever needed.

24 Brian Scalabrine

Ht.: 6-9; Pos: PF; Yrs pro: 9

Stats: 1.1 pts. in limited minutes.

Fan favorite is likely to stay inactive during playoffs, but uses his experience to help teammates.

26 Kyle Korver

Ht.: 6-7; Pos: SF; Yrs pro: 7

Stats: 8.3 pts., .415 3-pt pct., .885 FT pct., 20.1 minutes.

One of the league's best spot-up shooters, Korver is usually on court in crunch time.

32 C.J. Watson

Ht.: 6-2, Pos: PG, Yrs pro: 3

Stats: 4.9 pts., 2.3 acts, .393 3-pt pct., 13.3 minutes.

Serving as Rose's backup has meant less playing time for former Warrior, but he hasn't complained.

40 Kurt Thomas

Ht.: 6-9; Pos: C; Yrs pro: 38

Stats: 4.1 pts., 5.8 rebs, .511 FG pct., 22.7 minutes.

Veteran center, who played in '99 Finals with Knicks, still defends as well as anyone in post.

45 Rasual Butler

Ht.: 6-7; Pos: SF; Yrs pro: 8

Stats: 2.7 points in limited minutes.

Former Clipper hasn't played much, but hit go-ahead 3-pointer vs. Nets on Wednesday.

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