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Luol Deng back to normal role

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The absence of Derrick Rose hasn't only forced players like C.J. Watson into more prominent roles but has also put pressure on other players to assume Rose's typical offensive responsibilities.

During Rose's five-game absence, Luol Deng ran the offense from his forward position at times. Though he had success--posting back-to-back double-digit assist games against the Kings and Celtics--he's happy to return to his primary roles as the team's second scoring option and primary on-ball defender.

"I don't have to focus as much on creating and everything else in the offense," Deng said. "It's get back to our regular roles on what makes us a great team. Defensively focusing, hustle plays, rebounding."

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