Since straining his right hamstring, Luol Deng has already had to sit out of three games. While Tom Thibodeau says he may play tonight, the chances of that happening aren't looking good.
After Friday morning's shootaround at the Berto Center, Tom Thibodeau and the Bulls shared their beliefs that Carlos Boozer deserved to make the All-Star team along with Joakim Noah and Luol Deng.
Joakim Noah and Luol Deng are thrilled about the chance to play in the All-Star game not only for themselves, but also for their teammates and coach.
The Bulls will face Stephen Curry and the Warriors tonight, who have bounced back to from a tough run last season and now rank fifth in the conference. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. with Bulls Pregame Live.
Luol Deng and Joakim Noah were selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star roster this evening. It's Deng's second trip and the first for Noah. This year's All-Star weekend will take place in Houston from Feb. 15-17.
Derrick Rose took a major step in his recovery this week, and the next aspect of his recovery will be controlled two-on-two games, CSNChicago.com's Aggrey Sam has learned.
Jimmy Butler has been getting heavy minutes the last three games, filling in for the injured Luol Deng and the second-year swingman has given the Bulls a lift with their All-Star sidelined.
Big performances from Jimmy Butler 18 points, 9 rebounds and Nate Robinson 11 points, 7 assists contributed to the Bulls' 85-82 victory over the Detroit Pistons Wednesday at the United Center.
Luol Deng will be a game-time decision tonight against the Pistons. The Bulls' leading scorer has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury.
As All-Star voting winds down for NBA coaches, the Bulls are hopeful Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah and Luol Deng all make the cut. In the meantime, Tom Thibodeau's staying out of the political aspect of the voting.