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Luol Deng sits out vs. Heat

Updated: January 29, 2012, 6:56 PM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

Luol Deng (wrist) and C.J. Watson (wrist) missed Sunday's 97-93 loss against the Miami Heat while Rip Hamilton (thigh) was in the lineup for the Chicago Bulls.

While Deng was on the bench for the showdown with the Heat, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau sounded optimistic that he would be able to return soon.

"He's doing more and more. He's feeling a lot better," Thibodeau said. "I would say he's very close right now.

"The big thing is, we want to make sure he feels good ...

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