Luol Deng doubtful with sore wrist

March, 10, 2012
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Isaacson By Melissa Isaacson
ESPNChicago.com
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DEERFIELD -- Luol Deng did not participate in the Chicago Bulls’ Saturday morning shootaround and will likely sit out against the Utah Jazz because of increased pain in his left wrist.

How long the Bulls’ All-Star forward will remain on the bench, however, is not surprisingly going to be a game-to-game decision as Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau dodged anything resembling a specific question about Deng’s status.

“Guys have done it before, it’s part of the NBA,” Thibodeau said of Deng playing with an injury that requires surgery. “He’s doing fine. Nothing is happening that wasn’t expected. If he can go, he’ll go. If he can’t, he won’t.”

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Melissa Isaacson

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Melissa Isaacson is a columnist for espnW.com, ESPN Chicago and ESPN.com. The award-winning writer has covered Chicago sports for most of her 31-year career, including at the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN in 2009. Isaacson has also covered tennis since 1986.

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