When you think of the best forwards in the NBA, the names Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and Dirk Nowitzki immediately come to your mind.
Does the name Luol Deng ever formulate in your head?
And here's why: he is the most under-appreciated player in the NBA.
Luol Deng has been a consistent player throughout his career, but he continues to not receive the recognition through the media or from the fans.
The Chicago Bulls are currently in sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference over the Boston Celtics and with their MVP candidate Derrick Rose on their roster, they are vying for the their first championship since the Michael Jordan era.
If the Chicago Bulls did not have Deng on their team, they would not be in the position they are in today.
Here are the five reasons Luol Deng is the most underrated forward in the league today.