Luol Deng is in the final year of his contract with the Bulls one that will pay him more than $14 million this season. He’s a two-time All-Star who performs well at both ends of the floor and someone considered vital to Chicago’s chances for success.

But whether due to disagreement over his future value or his reportedly high asking price the Bulls have decided not to pursue talks with Deng about an extension. While Deng said at media day he’d prefer not to discuss the situation as it does or does not play out over the course of the season he remains disappointed about the way things are being handled.