Ready, willing and unable

Bulls will compete without Derrick Rose, but not for an NBA championship

Updated: November 7, 2012, 8:14 PM ET
By Michael Wilbon | ESPNChicago.com

They're going to win games, the Bulls are, but they cannot contend for a championship. Not this season. This isn't the rosy outlook you were hoping for on opening day, is it? The city that majors in "Wait 'til next year" got a taste of flirting with basketball greatness again and planned on hanging around the big action for a while. Yet, here we are at pro basketball's New Year's Day with nothing obvious to get excited about. It's not going to sizzle like last season or the season before. Any ...

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