Yeah, we had a breakdown last year. But that team made it to playoff second round one year before and lost not because they didn't got game enough to beat the Pistons. They just didn't have leadership and mind set.
So here is what the bulls need:
1) An offensive threat to play inside (Brand, Rasheed, Jermaine.... i don't know)
2) Leadership to keep mind focused when facing adversaties (be it from a player or Del Negro)
If we manage to get those we will be fine
Kirk, gordon, noce, deng, tyrus and noah are talented and young.
Rose or Beasley will make us better
one more piece and we'll back in business. Maybe not a championship, but a run to the finals - And THAT is a good bait for the superstars of 2010 and for other teams (raising the value of our players)