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2013-14 schedule: Game-by-game forecast

Derrick Rose and Tom Thibodeau will be together again this season. Is another top seed in the cards? Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images

The Chicago Bulls know more than anyone how much a single injury can change the course of a season, but with Tom Thibodeau at the helm, the organization has developed a type of consistency level that many teams around the league envy.

Assuming Derrick Rose is back in the fold, the Bulls are expected to be at the heart of the title conversation this season. Obviously, it's impossible to try and predict what will happen over the course of an 82-game season but if the Bulls can stay upright they have a great chance to be one of the league's best.

Here's a prediction on how the season may unfold:

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

PROJECTED FINAL RECORD: 58-24