The Boston-Orlando series provided sort of an unofficial progress report for the Bulls, a referendum on the quality of the Celtics without Kevin Garnett.
The longer the series lasted, the more valid the argument that the Bulls in their current state might be capable of challenging for a top-four seed in the East next season.
Another way to look at it is the Bulls could be one successful move from becoming LeBron James' opponent in next year's conference finals.
There was no real mystery to the Bulls last season. Their strengths are team speed and a variety of offensive weapons. The weaknesses are defense and lack of an inside scorer.