Coach Tom Thibodeau isn’t sure exactly when Deng suffered the injury, but it would be a big loss for a Bulls team already playing without Derrick Rose (knee),Jimmy Butler (turf toe) and Mike James (knee).
“It’s just some tightness or stiffness that he has so he doesn’t know exactly when it happened,” Thibodeau said. “(The training staff) is working on him. We’re also looking at where we are in the schedule. We’ll see.”
Aside from Thibodeau were asked about not just Deng’s injury, but the team’s health status as well.
Bulls center Joakim Noah revealed news of Deng’s injury in response to a question about the ups and down the Bulls have already endured this season.
“I don’t know if Lu’s playing tonight,” Noah said midway through his answer. “He’s got to get his Achilles right. But whatever it takes we got to find a way. We’re playing against a very good team who’s playing very well right now. And we just got to find a way to win at home.”