Pippen: Bulls able to get 40 wins

Joakim Noah may have to increase his scoring output until Derrick Rose returns. Mike DiNovo/US Presswire

Scottie Pippen is a big fan of Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, which is why he knows the Bulls will be competitive even without Derrick Rose, but Pippen isn't predicting as many wins as most Bulls fans.

In fact, Pippen's total would have the Bulls fighting just to make the playoffs.

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