With Derrick Rose back and looking like his old self, can the Bulls dethrone the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference?
Not according to the GMs in the NBA.
NBA.com conducted their 12th annual GM survey and the consensus -- 75.9% -- believe the Heat will repeat as NBA champions.
All 30 general managers in the league answered questions ranging from the best teams and players to who had the best offseason.
Here's where the Bulls stand in a few of the GM surveys:
Which Team will win the NBA Finals?
-Bulls were among those receiving votes
Which Team will win the Central Division?
-Bulls given 48.3% chance
Who is the best point guard in the NBA?
-Rose (20%) was ranked No. 2
Who is the best international player NOT in the NBA?
-Nikola Mirotic (25%) was ranked No. 1
Who is the best interior defender in the NBA?
-Joakim Noah (16.7%) was ranked No. 2
Who is the best defensive team in the NBA?
-Bulls (43.3) were ranked No. 1
Which player is the best finisher at the rim?
-Rose (6.7%) was ranked No. 2