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Chicago Bulls SF Luol Deng won't get wrist surgery until summer of 2013, if at all

Luol Deng won't be undergoing wrist surgery this season, and may not end up needing surgery at all.

Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng will not be having surgery on his injured wrist this season, according to Sam Smith. Smith recently discussed some issues surrounding the Chicago Bulls as training camp gets set to start, and in his piece he mentioned small forward Luol Deng's injured wrist. He had the following to say about the injury, via Bulls.com:

What wrist? All that talk about Deng and surgery seems to have dissipated. Deng went through the Olympics unscathed and then attended NBA camps and activities in Africa. He’s been back at the Berto Center working out and seems motivated for the season as the leader minus Rose. The feeling now is Deng may not even have surgery, and if he eventually does it may be more to only ward off future discomfort. Deng has indicated to the Bulls if he has surgery he expects it will be the summer of 2013.

That's certainly good news for a Bulls team that will go most of the season without Derrick Rose, as Deng will be expected to help fill the offensive void in his absence. Deng averaged 15.3 points per game last season to go along with 6.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists.

Deng was an Eastern Conference all-star last season and in 2012, was named to his first NBA's all-defensive team, with a spot on the second team.