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Opponents hacking away at Deng's injury

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08:09 AM ET 03.16 | While Luol Deng manages his pain, the Bulls are managing his minutes. Deng admitted after Wednesday's victory over the Heat that his ailing left wrist, which has a torn ligament, continues to affect his game. Management has discussed limiting Deng's minutes in back-to-back situations. "It's just something I have to play through," Deng said. "I have to adjust my game to find ways I can still make an impact." Heat star LeBron James repeatedly whacked at Deng's wrist, a practice more teams are employing. Deng also fell on the wrist during the second quarter. The pain is limiting Deng's cutting and slashing ability because he isn't dribbling much with his left hand, forcing him to be more of a 3-point shooter.

Chicago Tribune

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March 16, 2012  08:40 AM ET

LeFraud is heartless though. You know the wrist is hurt yet you keep swapping it. Now if he gets mad and sticks his african mandingo in your mothers nose....

March 16, 2012  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

LeFraud is heartless though. You know the wrist is hurt yet you keep swapping it. Now if he gets mad and sticks his african mandingo in your mothers nose....

Whacking away at your opponent's bad wrist is just tools of the trade...

Manly attitude but I agree with jgb, why play if you're hurt?

March 16, 2012  09:15 AM ET

Get Some Rest, Bro.

March 16, 2012  09:23 AM ET

I wish he would sit, I could care less about our seeding, we need to be healthy.

March 16, 2012  09:24 AM ET
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Whacking away at your opponent's bad wrist is just tools of the trade...Manly attitude but I agree with jgb, why play if you're hurt?

The wrist is not the entire body so if he can move he can help - that's a man. Unlike Melo that's always grimacing on the court... just watch how many times he acts hurt. Byetch!

March 16, 2012  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I wish he would sit, I could care less about our seeding, we need to be healthy.

No worries bro... you guys are NBA finals bound!

March 16, 2012  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I wish he would sit, I could care less about our seeding, we need to be healthy.

Yep. A healthy Bulls at any seed has a better chance of advancing than a top seed with injured players!

March 16, 2012  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I wish he would sit, I could care less about our seeding, we need to be healthy.

Should be the mantra of every contender... Get to the playoffs healthy.


Sit the kid!

March 16, 2012  09:45 AM ET
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LeFraud is heartless though. You know the wrist is hurt yet you keep swapping it. Now if he gets mad and sticks his african mandingo in your mothers nose....

LOL - Man - You are obsessed with Cabron's momma - What happened Lostwill? Did she turn you down? Must be hard playing fifth fiddle behind West..!!

March 16, 2012  09:48 AM ET
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Should be the mantra of every contender... Get to the playoffs healthy. Sit the kid!

Lord you think Cuban says that pray like 20 times a day?

March 16, 2012  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

LOL - Man - You are obsessed with Cabron's momma - What happened Lostwill? Did she turn you down? Must be hard playing fifth fiddle behind West..!!

LMAO! +1

March 16, 2012  10:29 AM ET

When is it ever going to end they find a way to bash Lebron every chance they get...I know it probably never will end but damn its like beating a dead horse'

March 16, 2012  10:30 AM ET
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LOL - Man - You are obsessed with Cabron's momma - What happened Lostwill? Did she turn you down? Must be hard playing fifth fiddle behind West..!!

That is an understatement he can't get over the rejection!

March 16, 2012  10:34 AM ET
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When is it ever going to end they find a way to bash Lebron every chance they get...I know it probably never will end but damn its like beating a dead horse'

Who's bashing LeBron. The article just happened to mention a game against the Heat and LBJ was guarding Deng. How is that bashing?

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March 16, 2012  11:16 AM ET

Its the start of bashing...YOU can start out by reading every post by Lostwill. #playcatchup & Follow the leader

March 16, 2012  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Who's bashing LeBron. The article just happened to mention a game against the Heat and LBJ was guarding Deng. How is that bashing?

See comment #18

 
March 16, 2012  11:40 AM ET

Rest is not going to "magically" repair a TORN ligament. 2 options: play with pain or have surgery. Deng chose to play and he's not complaining.

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