HoopsHype Luol Deng Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: January 27, 2015 | 11:06 PM

Ira Winderman

Winderman's View: No Deng, no Birdman and then no Wade for Heat vs. Bucks. You do the math. bit.ly/15MucW3

Ira Winderman

So perhaps Deng is more essential for Heat than Whiteside?

Charles F. Gardner

Danny Granger will start in place of injured Luol Deng for Heat tonight vs. Bucks.

Charles F. Gardner

Luol Deng (calf) and Chris Andersen (elbow, back) are out for Heat tonight vs. Bucks.

Ira Winderman

Luol Deng, Chris Andersen out Tuesday for Heat vs. Bucks, so more Granger and Whiteside. bit.ly/1zVs2Rx

Surya Fernandez

Spoelstra says Danny Granger will "most likely" start in place of Deng.

Barry Jackson

Heat says Deng and Andersen won't play tonight because of injury. Granger and Whiteside likely starters instead, Heat says.

Joseph Goodman

Granger starting for Luol Deng most likely, says Spoelstra.

Surya Fernandez

#Heat coach Spoelstra just said Luol Deng (calf) and Birdman (back, elbow) will be out tonight vs Bucks.

Joseph Goodman

Birdman and Luol Deng both out tonight against the Bucks.

Jim Paschke

Luol Deng (calf) and C. Anderson (elbow and back) game time decisions for Heat vs Bucks tonight. 6:30 on FSW

Charles F. Gardner

Miami lists Luol Deng (sore calf) as doubtful for tonight vs. Bucks. All 11 Bucks players on trip are available.

Surya Fernandez

Spoelstra after morning shootaround says Luol Deng (calf) is doubtful and Birdman (back, elbow) is questionable for tonight's game.

Joseph Goodman

Hit during side-out-bounds play against Bulls. RT @Hoopsfan21 what happened to deng's calf?

Barry Jackson

Spoelstra says Deng doubtful for tonight vs milwaukee with calf injury

Joseph Goodman

Birdman is a game-time decision against the Bucks tonight. Luol Deng is doubtful with a calf injury.

Shandel Richardson

Chris Andersen (elbow) didn't go through shootaround. Questionable. Deng (calf) is doubtful.

Carlos Areneta

One of my favorites forever. STILL MISS YOU EVERYDAY LUOL!!!! blogabull.com/2015/1/25/7894…

Sam Smith

Deng on 1st qtr tribute: "I didn’t see it. I got to hear it playing; I didn’t want to look up because I knew I would get emotional."

Sam Smith

Luol Deng after 15&10 in win: "I thought I would play here my entire career, but it didn’t work that way. A lot of emotion; glad it’s over."

Ira Winderman

The Bulls' video tribute Sunday at the United Center for Luol Deng. youtube.com/watch?v=iBQaAc…

Sean Highkin

VIDEO: Bulls honor Luol Deng with tribute in United Center return probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/01/25/bul…

Kurt Helin

Bulls pay tribute to Luol Deng in United Center return (VIDEO) dlvr.it/8F15nR

Ira Winderman

Winderman's View: Whiteside, Wade, Deng and a lot of heartening Heat against the Bulls, a display of possiblities. bit.ly/1BqkZ0S

Mike McGraw

Deng on video tribute: "I could hear it playing. I didn't want to look up because I knew I would get emotional." #Bulls

KC Johnson

Deng visiting Bulls locker room as Taj Gibson addresses media. "Shut up, Taj," Deng said, smiling.

Joe Cowley

Bulls lose, Deng defends his former coach - read it - chicago.suntimes.com/basketball/7/7…

Steve Aschburner

Deng in return game, 15p-10r-4a. Bulls led by Rose's 19, Gasol 13p-17r. CHI shoots 35.6% (31/87). MIA 54-43 rebounding edge.

Marc Stein

On @NBAonESPNRadio just now, RE: Hassan Whiteside, Miami's @Luol Deng says he recently told Erik Spoelstra: "It's almost like we found gold"

Jason Lieser

Overlooked (as usual) will be Luol Deng going 39 minutes and erasing Jimmy Butler. Deng also had 15p, 10r, 4a.

Barry Jackson

Impressive 96-84 Heat win in Chicago. Wade 26, Bosh 20. Whiteside: 14,13, team-record 12 blocks in 25 minutes. Deng, Chalmers 15 a piece.

Jason Lieser

Jimmy Butler averages 20.5ppg. He's got 5p on 2/8 FGs while working mostly against Deng.

Jason Lieser

Luol Deng played 32 foul-free minutes today before picking one up on that last play.

Steve Aschburner

Luol Deng, 2x All Star, 15p-7r-3a in 31m, 1st g back in Chicago. Jimmy Butler, who replaced Deng, gets All-Star talk, 5p-4r-1a in 32m.

Jason Lieser

Erik Spoelstra riding Luol Deng Thibs-style. Hes played 31 of the first 36 min today.

Jason Lieser

Luol Deng misses a layup but Hassan Whiteside crushes the putback dunk. Heat up 66-55 on Chicago.

Jason Lieser

Heat look to expand their 12-point lead with Napier, Wade, Deng, Bosh & Whiteside on the floor.

Joe Cowley

Deng basket and foul ... I blame Kirk. The way he's on that bench, all Kirkie and stuff....

Joe Cowley

Rose over Deng. Guessing that's happened in practice a few times.

Steve Aschburner

Deng and Rose at table waiting to check in. Not for the same team these days.

Sam Smith

Luol Deng back in Chicago for the first time as an opponent. blogs.bulls.com/2015/01/luol-d…

Mike McGraw

My best memories of Deng were him and Nocioni in the locker room. They were always giggling like jr. high kids in early days. #Bulls

Steve Aschburner

Bulls show Luol Deng video tribute during 4:48 1Q timeout. Classy for Deng's return to UC. Strategic if it distracts from timeout adjstmnts.

Nick Friedell

Luol Deng gets a nice ovation from crowd after video tribute.

Joseph Goodman

Standing ovation for Luol Deng at United Center in first game back.

Surya Fernandez

Nice start by the Heat. Chalmers, Deng and Wade moving well with the ball. Bosh on target with his midrange shot.

Joseph Goodman

Luol Deng tribute video at United Center now. This is his first game back at United Center since being traded to the Cavs.

Jason Lieser

Classy gesture by the Bulls to honor Luol Deng. #Heat instagram.com/p/ySVtWcCP-f/

Shandel Richardson

Bulls now honoring Luol Deng during timeout

Joe Cowley

Deng video tribute time.