Although an MRI on Friday revealed no major structural damage,
the Bulls are taking a cautious approach with their second-leading
"We'll sit him out tonight, give him a couple days rest and see
how he is on Tuesday," interim coach Jim Boylan said. "Hopefully,
the rest will do him some good. He seems to be feeling a little bit
better, so we're keeping our fingers crossed on that. The schedule
kind of breaks for us."
They have a light schedule next week, hosting New York on
Tuesday and visiting Philadelphia on Friday.
Deng, averaging 17.9 points, left in the second quarter of last
Thursday's double-overtime loss to Portland and managed only two
points. He had said he hurt the Achilles' in an earlier game and
aggravated it Thursday night when he came down after a jump shot.
Trainer Fred Tedeschi said Deng will wear an orthotic device to
stabilize the foot and will undergo therapy and stretching to treat