Luol Deng and his agent Herb Rudoy, reportedly, aren’t happy with the Chicago Bulls medical staff, which could lead to his ultimate departure from the Windy City after this season.
Deng has already said that he plans on testing free agency next summer.
During the playoffs last year, doctors ordered the Bulls Luol Deng to undergo a spinal tap to test whether he had meningitis. He didn’t, but the test itself went bad — spinal fluid leaked into his body and Deng became incredibly ill. While he faced a literally life-threatening situation the Bulls called it “the flu.” Deng missed the entire second round of the playoffs trying to recover.
Rudoy, Deng’s agent, sat down with NBA.com’s David Aldridge and had some interesting things to say about the Bulls and Deng’s relationship.
“We never negotiated,” Rudoy said Friday. “We had several meetings. One was to discuss the medical care he got, or did not get, after his spinal tap [in May], which was of great concern to him.”
“I know there will be a terrific market for Luol Deng,” Rudoy said. “Bulls fans should know he loves playing in Chicago. But if the Bulls don’t want to give him an extension, he’s obliged to take a look at the market and make a decision that’s best for him.”
If it walks like a duck, sounds like a duck…then it’s not a Bull. At least not after this season.