Deng named Bulls CDW/Blackberry RIM Player of the Month for February
March 1, 2009 -- Luol Deng has been named the Bulls CDW/Blackberry RIM Player of the Month for February. The 6-9, 220-pound forward is this year’s third recipient of the monthly award, joining Joakim Noah (November) and Derrick Rose (December and January).
Deng played in 14 games during the month of February (all starts), and averaged 19.6 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.1 apg and 1.29 spg in a team high 36.6 mpg. During that span, he shot .463 from the field and .786 from the line. He earned team-high honors in scoring six times and led the team in rebounds four games. Deng recorded three double-doubles and seven games of 20 or more points, highlighted by a season-high 31 point performance versus Indiana on Feb. 24.
On the year, Deng is currently first on the Bulls in minutes (37.9 mpg) and second in scoring (18.2 ppg) and rebounds (7.5 apg). On the season, he’s also averaging 2.1 apg, 1.03 spg, 0.97 bpg and shooting .465 from the field, .381 from downtown and .776 from the free throw line.
Here is a recap of Luol Deng’s February highlights:
- On Feb. 6, in Chicago’s 95-91 win over Miami, Deng posted a team-high 25 points (8-19 FG) and seven rebounds in 39:13 minutes of action.
- In Chicago’s 109-101 victory at Indiana on Feb. 9, Deng posted a double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds. He also recorded three steals and two blocks in 39:02 of play.
- At New York on Feb. 17, he recorded 23 points (7-15 FG), seven rebounds and two assists in Chicago’s 115-109 victory.
- In the Bulls’ 120-110 win over Indiana on Feb. 24, Deng scored a season-high 31 points (10-19 FG), to go along with his nine boards, four blocks (tied career high) and three assists in 43:05.
- In Chicago’s 115-111 (OT) win over Portland on Feb. 26, Deng tallied 23 points (8-13 FG) and seven rebounds in 44:50 minutes.
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