Prediction: Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau won't shed much light upon the status of injured forward Luol Deng when he's inevitably asked for updates on the following the team's morning shootaround in advance of Friday evening's game against the Bucks at the United Center. Another prediction: Deng could return to the Bulls' lineup sooner than later.
Deng, the Bulls' starting small forward, indeed has an eye of returning to the lineup Sunday, when the Bulls take on the Heat in Miami in a much-anticipated matchup. According to a source, Deng "shot a lot" during a voluntary workout session Thursday, confirming reports that his left wrist is improving.
Miami could also welcome back a key injured player to the lineup in the near future. Chicago native Dwyane Wade, the Heat's All-Star shooting guard, could play Friday night against the Knicks and is expected to be available by the time Bulls take their talents to South Beach.