The Bulls begin one of their five remaining back-to-back sets of games Friday against the Trail Blazers, which means Luol Deng's minutes will be monitored closely.

Deng admitted after Wednesday's victory over the Heat that his ailing left wrist, which has a torn ligament, continues to affect his game. Management has discussed limiting Deng's minutes in back-to-back situations.

"It's just something I have to play through," Deng said. "I have to adjust my game to find ways I can still make an impact."