Should Deng play Sunday?


Should Deng play Sunday?

Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng is itching to get back on the court and has his eyes set on Sunday's much-anticipated rematch vs. the Miami Heat. Is this a smart move?

Deng suffered a torn ligament in his left wrist Saturday vs. the Bobcats and reports indicate that he wore a splint when he left the United Center Wednesday. CSNChicago's Aggrey Sam reported early Friday that Deng "shot a lot" during a voluntary workout session Thursday.

Just a few days ago it was reported that Deng was "week to week" and "out for awhile" according to Tom Thibodeau. That didn't last long...

There's no question as to why Deng has his eyes set on Sunday's game but should he risk further injury?

The Bulls need all the power they can get against Miami. Dwyane Wade could miss his seventh straight game Friday night vs. the Knicks but Miami doesn't seem to be too hurt by his absence. LeBron James helped fill the void making six straight free-throws and finished with 32 points Wednesday against Detroit. Chris Bosh is averaging 28.8 points in his last four games.

Deng is no doubt valuable. He is second on the team with 15. 9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. He scored 22 points in his last appearance vs. Charlotte, 21 vs. Cleveland Jan. 20 and 15 vs. Phoenix Jan. 17. He averages 17.1 points per game on the road, 15.9 as a starter. He's had some time to rest which has proven beneficial when it comes to scoring as he averages 16.3 points after one day of rest, 16.5 on two days of rest and 21.0 points on three or more days of rest.

Injuries aren't something to mess around with but in the end, it's all up to the player's comfort level. Deng said Thursday, according to the Chicago Tribune, that he'll play through the pains to stay in the lineup.

Is it a smart idea for Deng to take the court Sunday? Will the game be worth the threat of worsening his condition?

See how one fan completed the ultimate Chicago sports scavenger hunt


See how one fan completed the ultimate Chicago sports scavenger hunt

For one day at least, Marc-Louis Paprzyca is Chicago's greatest sports fan.

Paprzyca - known on Twitter as MLP or Pappy_Hour - completed the ultimate Chicago sports scavenger hunt Wednesday to honor Natinoal Scavenger Hunt Day, needing only three hours to accomplish the feat:

He got started early on the South Side:

Then on to The Bean:

Da Bearsss were the next stop:

Next, the North Side:

And the best for last:

What's amazing is how MLP was able to don different Chicago sports attire for every single challenge. He even donned Jordan 11s β€” the ones MJ wore during the 1996 NBA Playoffs β€” outside the United Center.

MLP β€” a blogger for Sports Mockery and three-time winner of Beer Money β€” won a pair of tickets to attend either a Cubs or Sox game.

Bulls Talk Podcast: Will Celtics trade for Jimmy Butler?


Bulls Talk Podcast: Will Celtics trade for Jimmy Butler?

On the latest edition of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Kevin Anderson, Vincent Goodwill and Kendall Gill welcome in SB Nation's Ricky O'Donnell to discuss the Celtics' motivation to trade for Jimmy Butler. 

The guys also break down whether the league is undervaluing the Bulls All-Star. 

Later, they debate the contant Lebron James vs. Michael Jordan comparison and ask if it's fair after the King's poor showing in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. O'Donnell also analyzes the NBA Draft. He believes Terrance Ferguson is the right pick for GarPax. 

Finally, a behind the scenes look at Goodwill vs. Kendall on the court, and Kendall on the right way to parent a young athlete. 

Listen to the Bulls Talk Podcast below.