Luol Deng SF CHI 3 Days
Luol Deng played 56 minutes against the Pelicans on Monday with 37 points, eight boards, seven assists and seven turnovers.
He's been the facilitator of the offense and he's on cruise control right now. Over his last five games, Deng averaged 27.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.8 triples in 42.6 minutes. He can't keep this pace up, so he's a bit of a sell-high just because of his massive Monday output on top his previous season highs of 27 in each of his two previous games.
Luol Deng SF CHI 6 Days
Luol Deng hit 12-of-20 shots and two 3-pointers for 27 points, four rebounds and 11 assists in Saturday's loss to the Cavaliers.
With Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler out, Deng has taken over for Chicago, also scoring 27 points on Wednesday. Butler is due back soon, but even so, Deng should continue to be the No. 1 option on offense for the Bulls.
Luol Deng SF CHI 8 Days
Luol Deng stayed hot on Wednesday with 27 points, six rebounds, five assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer on 11-of-17 shooting in a win over the Pistons.
With Derrick Rose out for the year and Jimmy Butler out indefinitely, Deng looks like the big winner for the Bulls. Over his last three games he's averaging 24 points, six rebounds, four assists and a steal, and as long as his body can hold up, he's going to get a ton of minutes and production for the short-handed Bulls.
Luol Deng SF CHI 12 Days
Luol Deng scored a team-high 22 points against the Clippers on Sunday to go with two rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.
Deng didn't have more than three assists in any of his previous six games. He will have the ball more with Derrick Rose (knee) out of the lineup and his overall numbers should see a bit of an increase, as well.
Luol Deng SF CHI 13 Days
Luol Deng scored 15 points on 6-of-17 shooting (no threes) with 14 rebounds and a steal in Friday's loss to the Blazers.
Deng is going to be called upon to carry a bit more load now that Derrick Rose's future is in doubt, so look for him to build upon his current mid-round value. Carlos Boozer added 16 points and seven rebounds in the loss.
Luol Deng SF CHI 14 Days
Luol Deng shot 3-of-18 from the field in Chicago's 97-87 loss to the Nuggets on Thursday, scoring six points to go with 13 boards, two assists, one steal and four turnovers in 33 minutes.
He had 13 of his 18 shots inside the paint, so it was just bad luck more than anything. Deng had been terrific in the paint before tonight, making 66.6 percent of his 54 shots from that range. He'll get a chance to bounce back against the Blazers on Friday.
Luol Deng SF CHI 17 Days
Luol Deng hit a big triple with 27.1 seconds left in the Bulls' 86-81 win over the Bobcats on Monday, and wrapped up the night with 21 points, eight rebounds and two blocks.
Deng hit 5-of-10 shots, 1-of-2 threes, and 10-of-12 freebies in 39 minutes, and while Joakim Noah and Derrick Rose have faltered he has been rock solid with early round value.
Luol Deng SF CHI 19 Days
Luol Deng shot 8-of-14 from the field for 23 points with seven boards, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.
He's slowly but surely coming out of his slow start from earlier in the season. After his four-point dud to start the year, Deng has scored 18.1 points per game. He's good to go and averaged 37.0 minutes per game in his previous five games.
Luol Deng SF CHI 27 Days
Luol Deng just missed a triple-double on Friday with 19 points, 11 boards, nine assists, five steals and five turnovers on 7-of-9 from the field.
He played 38 minutes from the field and was the main cog in the offense tonight. Deng has been more of an ancillary piece in the starting five, but he had team highs in points, boards, assists, steals and field goal percentage tonight. This might have been by design to alleviate Derrick Rose, so Deng owners shouldn't be expecting this line any time soon.
Luol Deng SF CHI 1 Month
Luol Deng rebounded from his ugly start to the year with a line of 17 points, three rebounds, six assists, and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes during Thursday's 82-81 win over the Knicks.
He only had four points in 29 minutes in the opener on Tuesday and had a much easier time in getting good looks tonight. Deng was coming into the season hot after a great finish to his preseason, so his owners shouldn't be too worried about the disappointing opener on Tuesday. Keep him active in your lineup.