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Luol Deng rips former Bulls GM Gar Forman

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In an interview with Carol Tshabalala, former Chicago Bulls small forward Luol Deng went off on ex-Chicago general manager Gar Forman.

Forman chose to trade Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2013-14 season after Derrick Rose suffered his second major knee injury. This came after Deng and head coach Tom Thibodeau told Forman that the All-Star swingman wanted to sign a contract extension with Chicago.

The Bulls FINALLY fired Forman in April, as the franchise is under new leadership in Arturas Karnisovas. Fans in Chicago almost threw a parade since Forman is one of the most despised execs in Chicago history.

When the Bulls honored Deng during a game against the Detroit Pistons earlier this season, Forman acted aloof toward a handful of former Chicago players in attendance, including Deng.

Bulls fans are thrilled Forman is gone. The team has been a walking disaster since trading All-Star wing Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft night in 2017. The next step for the Bulls is to fire head coach Jim Boylen, who like Forman, is not popular in Chicago.

Deng played 637 games for the Bulls. He averaged 16.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists. The versatile forward made two All-Star teams with Chicago and was on the 2012 All-Defensive team.

Unfortunately, Deng and Chicago were never able to win a championship due to Rose’s injuries.