During the offseason and the beginning of the NBA season Luol Deng was unsure of his fate as a Chicago Bulls player as his name kept surfacing in trade rumors by the Bulls. The Bulls fans have been crying loud and clear for the Bulls to deal Deng and others to bring in Carmelo Anthony.
The cries for a Carmelo Anthony trade only intensified with Deng's poor performance, and plenty of fans were ready to write off the veteran forward. The usually reserved Deng just kept to himself, knowing his time would come and he would break out of his mini-funk.
That time came on Monday night.
Deng dominated the Blazers, scoring a career-high 40 points and reminding Chicago fans of the player he can still be and reminding his teammates that he can still be the secret weapon to the Bulls' success this season.
Without question, this was the Bulls' best game of the season, but it was also one of the most aggressive games Deng has played in a long time. He was an economical 14-for-19 from the field and he continually drove to the basket and opened up the floor for the rest of his teammates. He knew from the outset that this was his night.
It wasn't just Deng's offense that impressed his tea