Maybe its the wrist. Maybe its that he played for Duke. But one thing is for sure: Tom Thibodeau continues at trying to ruin Luol Deng's career in Chicago.
If you're not familiar with Luol Deng, just turn on a Chicago Bulls game sometime and look for the guy who looks like he's running in clown shoes, or the one who prefers to not jump on his "jumpshot".
He's perhaps the only player in NBA history who can score, rebound, and assist less the more he plays.
The NBA decided last year that Luol Deng was an all-star, but perhaps the only thing he's an all-star at is handling the beating that Tom Thibodeau has directed at him since he took over as head coach. The oft-injured small forward, under Thibs, has played more minutes than any player in the NBA over the last 2 years and change. That culminated in last night's collapse against the Bucks, in which he played 47 minutes and 18 seconds of the game.
He sat for 42 seconds.
Grant Hill has more athleticism than Luol Deng right now, so you can imagine what Deng is looking like at the end of games. Its okay, at least he doesn't match-up with Carmelo Anthony, Lebron James, Paul Pierce, Joe Johnson or Danny Granger in the eastern conference (all play the same position, and don't play over 40 minutes/game).
But the abuse is almost done. You can be certain that a 6'9" guy nearing 30 who perviously was known for injuries is certainly approaching another batch of them.
So while the Bulls are a mediocre team at best without Derrick Rose, Thibs is sure doing a good job at nailing home that point via our supposed 2nd best player Luol Deng. And no one can attest to that more than Derrick Rose himself, the guy sitting in street clothes thanks to being overplayed last year.