Luol Deng is one of the toughest guys in the NBA. So if he sits out, he's hurting.
Deng injured his hamstring Friday and told Bulls beat writer K.C. Johnson that he chances of him playing against the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday "are low." Johnson expects Jimmy Butler to get the start.
"I tried to take off and as soon as I pushed off, I felt a pull," Deng told Johnson. "It’s swollen and painful
Deng played 27 minutes before leaving the Bulls' 100-99 overtime win at Boston. Deng hit just one-of-six shots for three points. He added one rebound, four assists and a steal.
On the season, Deng is playing 40.2 minutes and averaging 17.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1.1 steals and .4 blocks.