Tag: Luol Deng

Deng and Bulls heading for split in a year?

Luol Deng's agent fired plenty of shots at the Bulls in an interview with David Aldridge...

Wrist or Rose? What do the Bulls get from Luol Deng this season?

His wrist is fine. Nothing to see here. No problems. It was the lack of Derrick Rose that forced Luol Deng into a worse season last year. That's the ticket...

The Bulls last dance with Luol Deng

When the Bulls drafted Luol Deng, I remember the phrase "you can cross off SF from your list of needs for the next decade" being said. Nine years later and a year left on his deal, that has largely been true. That said, Chicago should be looking to move on from Luol Deng rather than extend him...
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Luol Deng and Bulls discussing extension with Iggy/Smith as the baseline? Ut oh.

Look, I love Luol Deng. In the end, I think he more or less lived up to his current contract. He wasn't any special deal given the amount he was paid, but he gave the Bulls some very good years, and Chicago certainly did him no favors by grinding him into dust over them. That said, if we're talking Iguodala and Josh Smith as the comparisons for a new deal? Do. Not. Want...

Does the Bulls front office hang on to assets too long?

The NBA can be a world of buy low and sell high. One of the tricky things about running a team is knowing when to cut bait with a player and when to hang on to one. Some guys can be effective into their mid to late 30s while other guys lose value in their late 20s. Some players just have a lucky season while other guys whom look like they're having a lucky season develop into stars. How has Chicago done with asset management...

Bulls shopping Deng?

Two separate rumors popped up today involving the Bulls' Luol Deng for a high lottery pick. The first from Rick Bucher noting that the Cavs were perhaps interested in Deng for the #1 overall pick in the draft [with the Bulls sending something else as well], and the second was with the Bulls approaching the Wizards for the #3 pick which would likely also return Emeka Okafor in the deal to Chicago...
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Off-season decisions hinge on Deng and view of the Heat

If you've followed this blog for awhile, you know I have the utmost respect for the Miami Heat as an opponent. I think they're clearly the best team in the NBA by a significant margin. They're good enough that the Bulls will simply not be better on paper regardless of what they do. That means picking the window and method to beat the Heat becomes tricky...

Jimmy Butler: Future SG or Luol Deng replacement?

Jimmy Butler stepped up to give the Bulls career best games in Luol Deng's absence and even played some time at the two in his return. He's played well enough that the Bulls must feel confident in him as a future significant minute rotation player, the question is figuring out what role that is...

With two all-stars, can we really say Derrick's cast isn't good enough?

In a move that surprises me a bit, and is sure to upset fans of other teams, Luol Deng and Joakim Noah both made the NBA all-star reserve list as voted in by the coaches...
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Bulls take down a listless Laker team

Wow, I haven't seen much of the Lakers this season before last night, but damn do they look old and uninterested. It's easy to see why Dwight Howard isn't having any fun. The Lakers made it close at one point, but even when coming back they were never really playing that well, the Bulls just temporarily played worse...