The Chicago Bulls’ front office has enough questions to worry over as the 2012-13 NBA season draws near, but one question that isn’t getting enough attention revolves around the forward Luol Deng. Will Deng still be a Bull by the end of the season?
Some signs point to yes, some to no. The eight-year veteran (all eight in Chicago) averaged 15.3 points and 6.5 rebounds for the Bulls last season and was named to the NBA All-Star team. Sadly, though it was Deng’s first All-Star appearance, it was arguably one of the worst seasons. He shot just 41.2 percent from the field, and his 15.3 points were the third lowest total of his career.
There were rumors around the NBA Draft that Deng was on his way out. The Daily Herald's Mike McGraw reported the Bulls were looking to trade Deng for fiscal reasons, while the Chicago Sun-Times also reported that the Bulls were looking to trade Deng for a lottery selection in the draft.
Will Deng still be a Bull by the end of the season? Let’s look at the pros and cons of the Bulls trading Deng this season.