The Bulls expected more offense from each of their scorers with the departure of Ben Gordon. In the pre-season you could see signs that Luol Deng was physically ready to play, but there were questions whether he was mentally ready. He had not played at game speed since last February. In the first 5 games of this season, you can see that Luol is ready both mentally and physically. He has adjusted to the players, some of whom he had not played with very much last year, like John Salmons and Brad Miller, who came to the Bulls in a trade just before Deng was injured for the remainder of the season.
The Bulls do not have a leading scorer, but Luol has asserted himself with his play and his teammates look to him not just to make big plays, but to make them at the right time as well.