Found September 07, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Luol Deng
TEAMS: Chicago Bulls
Ricky O’Donnell over at the great Chicago Bulls blog Blogabull put up a piece a couple of weeks ago examining the possibility of Luol Deng playing some power forward this upcoming season. The idea is that the Bulls could incorporate some of the new-age small-ball style of play into their lineups, and use Deng as a stretch-4, a power forward who can shoot the three. Shoot Luol, shoot until your heart is content. The Bulls, along with their Central Division rival Indiana Pacers (and now the Detroit Pistons too) have eschewed the idea of small-ball over recent years in favor of a traditional two big-man lineup. Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer have been the starters at center and power forward since day one, except for the (many) times that one of the two has been injured. But going even deeper than the starting lineup, the Bulls have preferred to go with two traditional big men off the bench as well, relying on Taj Gibson at backup power forward, and a variety of backup centers, like Naz...

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