"I said from the start I was not taking that route (surgery)," Deng reiterated. "It’s mostly going to be rest. It’s getting better. It’s definitely better than when I first did it and first came back. There was a period of time when it felt great. I don’t know how many games (I might miss). The pain is kind of high again. We’ve got to control and monitor it. I proved I can play with it. I’ve got to find a way to adjust my game. Some days it’s going to feel great. Some days it’s going to feel terrible. I’ve got to bring it down."