While the ceiling for the Bulls still seem to be about 45 wins and 5–8 playoff spot, they are certainly more fun to watch this season. Rose’s presence on the roster last year meant that it was never really going to become Butler’s team, even though he was clearly the best players. You take Gasol’s slow footed game and Noah’s offensive liabilities, you had 3 players who’s names who bigger than their actual games.
The key as you wrote is Hoiberg staggering Butler & Wade’s minutes and pairing them with shooters off the bench. Even though Wade & Butler’s shooting will come & go, their ball movement & player is entertaining.