Luol Deng RUMORS & NEWS

  • Heat sign Luol Deng as replacement for LeBron James

    Yahoo! Sports "After losing LeBron James, the Miami Heat have reached agreement with free-agent forward Luol Deng on a two-year, $20 million contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Deng will hold a player option on the 2015-16 season, a source said. Deng chose the Heat believing their returning nucleus..." July 14

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Atlanta is re-engaged on Luol Deng, who has continued deal talks with Miami today, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Washington Wizards have talked to free agent Luol Deng, but still determined to re-sign Trevor Ariza, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Hornets could pursue Lance Stephenson, Luol Deng

    Sports Glory "The Charlotte Hornets are expected to make a big move this offseason, and they reportedly already have two big free agent names on their wishlist. According to a report from The Charlotte Observer, the Hornets could pursue both Lance Stephenson and Luol Deng this coming offseason. Both players..." May 28

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Here's one way the Cavaliers can improve their chances of keeping Luol Deng, sources say: Hire Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin as head coach.

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    M.S. Boyer/J. Valade @PDcavsinsider

    #Cavs Luol Deng wins J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, presented by Pro Basketball Writers Association to honor community service

  • Are Deng's days done with Cavs?

    Fox Sports "It's hard to know if Luol Deng will play for the Cavaliers again, but one thing is for certain: It won't be this season. Deng is suffering from a sore lower back and will miss the finale Wednesday vs. the Nets, coach Mike Brown said Monday. The injury caused Deng to miss the previous two games..." April 15

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    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    No Luol Deng for #cavaliers tonight vs #celtics

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    M.S. Boyer/J. Valade @PDcavsinsider

    #Cavs coach Mike Brown says Luol Deng & CJ Miles (sprained left ankles) out again tonight vs. Houston.

  • Achilles injury may have influenced teams against trading for Luol Deng

    Pro Basketball Talk "It became clear shortly after Luol Deng arrived in Cleveland that his stay with the team wouldn’t extend beyond this season. Deng was reportedly shocked by the internal chaos going on with the Cavaliers, so much so that any chance of him re-signing there as an unrestricted free agent this..." February 23

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    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    #Cavs have discussed Luol Deng with Wizards in a deal for Trevor Ariza, source tells ABJ

  • Report: Wizards, Mavericks, Pistons interested in Luol Deng

    CBSSports.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers traded for Luol Deng last month, shortly before their epic collapse that resulted in the firing of their GM, Chris Grant. Then they went on a run and are currently on a six-game winning streak. But with Deng an unrestricted free agent this summer and things not exactly..." February 20

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Hearing: Wizards -- who tried to acquire Luol Deng from Bulls at last NBA Draft -- are among teams in Deadline Day talks with Cavs on Deng

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    Ken Berger @KBergCBS

    The Mavs, a possible free-agent destination for Luol Deng, have called the Cavs about a possible trade, league source says.

  • Luol Deng unwilling to commit to extension anywhere, trade from Cavs unlikely

    Yahoo! Sports "Forward Luol Deng's reluctance to commit to a long-term extension with any team before July free agency makes it unlikely that the Cleveland Cavaliers can find a willing trade partner before Thursday's NBA deadline, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Cavaliers have had conversations with..." February 19

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    Concerned about re-signing him, Cavs have been testing trade market for Luol Deng ahead of deadline, multiple sources told ESPN.

  • Deng May Be Traded Once Again

    Basketball Insiders "With the 2014 NBA Trade Deadline just eight days away, trade talks around the league are heating up. A number of teams have been mentioned as potential buyers at the deadline, such as the Phoenix Suns, Charlotte Bobcats, Washington Wizards and Detroit Pistons. However, the problem that these..." February 17

  • All-Star break comes at right time for newcomer Luol Deng to regroup

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "More than a month after he was traded to Cleveland, Luol Deng is, at last, starting to feel like this is home. It has not been easy. His statistics are down across the board. He's endured whispers that he's told friends he wants out of Cleveland when his contract is up at the end of this..." February 14

  • No chance Luol Deng re-signs in Cleveland

    Pro Basketball Talk "We already told you there were reports Luol Deng was dismayed at what he saw in Cleveland — as he should be. Of course, he came out and publicly denied this but what players say to the media when the mics are on and what they tell their friends are as different as what happened at your bachelor..." February 08

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    M.S. Boyer/J. Valade @PDcavsinsider

    #Cavs Luol Deng out tonight vs. Washington. He is ill

  • Luol Deng not happy about being traded into mess that is Cleveland Cavaliers

    New York Daily News "It’s been a true culture shock for Luol Deng since he’s been a Cleveland Cavalier over the past 26 days. Not in a good way, either. Deng has seen how a team mired in losing since LeBron James left town wrongly caters to its young star players, even as they continue to undermine head coach Mike..." February 02

  • Luol Deng mocks offer, is open to the idea of rejoining the Bulls

    CBSSports.com "After reportedly turning down a three-year, $30 million extension from the Chicago Bulls, Luol Deng was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Andrew Bynum and three draft picks. Deng will hit free agency this summer as an unrestricted free agent and will undoubtedly have plenty of..." January 23

  • Luol Deng insists date with Bulls will be ''just another game''

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavaliers small forward Luol Deng tried to diffuse all the questions about how emotional it will be facing his former team -- the Chicago Bulls -- Wednesday night at The Q. "When the ball goes up, I'm not going to start crying and start hugging the guys," Deng said after practice at the..." January 22

  • Despite good numbers, it is taking Luol Deng longer than expected to fit in with Cavaliers

    Akron Beacon Journal "The thought was Luol Deng would be fully ingratiated into the Cavaliers’ system by the end of this West Coast trip. The reality, according to Deng, is it will take much longer than that for him to feel comfortable with what the Cavs are doing. The surprise is that Deng says he’s struggling..." January 17

  • Will the Cavaliers put off contract talks with Deng so they can try to sign LeBron?

    Yahoo! Sports "Luol Deng is open to discussing a contract extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he also understands why the Cavs might want to put off those talks to first focus on trying to sign another All-Star small forward. LeBron James. "He's a great player, why wouldn't you look at him?" Deng..." January 13

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    M.S. Boyer/J. Valade @PDcavsinsider

    #Cavs say Luol Deng will be limited to 30 minutes again today as precaution after his Achilles injury

  • Bulls' Noah remains silent on Deng

    Chicago Tribune "Another day, another media blow-off by Joakim Noah, who has not spoken publicly since the Bulls traded his friend and former teammate, Luol Deng, to Cleveland. It was believed that he would address the media – all of four Chicago-based reporters – after the Bulls’ Friday morning shootaround at..." January 11

  • Bulls didn't get enough for Deng

    ESPN.com "Jeff Van Gundy said Friday he doesn't believe the Chicago Bulls got enough in return for trading their All-Star forward Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this week. The former Knicks and Rockets coach who is now an analyst for ESPN, pointed to the Carmelo Anthony trade from the..." January 10

  • Bulls sad about losing Deng

    Chicago Sun-Times "At last check, Luol Deng was alive and well in Cleveland. He’s upright, walking and actually breathing. That bit of news seems to have eluded his former teammates even though it has been four days since he was traded to the Cavaliers for 12 hours of Andrew Bynum’s contract, three draft..." January 10

  • Deng denies asking Bulls for $15M per year

    Chicago Tribune "Wearing an unfamiliar No. 8 on his practice jersey, made even stranger by the fact it said Cavaliers on it, Luol Deng wanted to make two things clear Wednesday. He’s not bitter. And despite reports, he never asked for $15 million a year from the Bulls, who traded Deng to Cleveland on Monday in..." January 09

  • Luol Deng arrives in Cleveland, but is it for a long-term stay? 'I hope so,' he says

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The most difficult part for Luol Deng of leaving the Chicago Bulls for the Cleveland Cavaliers was not packing his five bags in a scattered hurry, not saying goodbye to his teammates of nine years or even trying to quickly learn the Cavaliers' system so that he can start Friday in Utah. The..." January 09

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    Sam Amico @SamAmicoFSO

    Deng will wear No. 9, per Matthew Dellavedova's promise.

  • Bulls trade Deng to Cavs for Bynum, draft picks

    Chicago Tribune "Ending one longtime era and starting a new, certainly different one, the Bulls traded Luol Deng to the Cavaliers late Monday night for center Andrew Bynum and three draft picks. The Bulls will waive Bynum before the second half of his $12.3 million contract becomes guaranteed on Tuesday. That..." January 07

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Luol Deng rejected a 3 year, $30 million extension with Bulls last week, league source tells Yahoo. Turned out to be prelude to trade.

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    Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

    I expect the L.A. Lakers to pursue Luol Deng when he becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer. He's a realistic option for them.

  • Bulls not interested in trading Luol Deng for Andrew Bynum

    Pro Basketball Talk "In the same report that had the Lakers in discussions with the Cavaliers about a possible trade of Pau Gasol for Andrew Bynum, there was talk that the Bulls may be interested in a similar salary dump by offering up Luol Deng to Cleveland in exchange for the suspended center. The move from..." January 01

  • Bulls' Luol Deng's upcoming free agency can't be ignored

    CSN Chicago "Luol Deng is a wanted man. No, certainly not by law enforcement and not even so much on the NBA’s trade market, as many teams are hesitant to take him on as a half-season rental, especially if the Bulls’ price is a productive young player and a first-round draft pick, as people in the know..." December 28

  • Bulls Butler, Hinrich return to lineup Christmas Day; Deng out

    SB Nation "Butler (ankle) and Hinrich (back) are good to go against the Nets, while Deng (Achilles) is still ailing. Jimmy Butler and Kirk Hinrich will return to the Chicago Bulls' lineup when they face the Brooklyn Nets on Christmas Day, the team announced Wednesday morning. Luol Deng remains out due to..." December 25

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    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Hinrich and Butler practiced. Deng did not. Thibs sounds optimistic that Hinrich and Butler will play Christmas Day.

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Deng said he's gonna shoot for Christmas Day game at earliest.

  • Bulls not looking to deal Luol Deng

    ESPN Chicago "Despite being mired in a season that has been derailed by injuries, the Chicago Bulls are determined not to trade impending free-agent forward Luol Deng, sources told ESPN.com. Teams are inquiring about Deng's status with the Bulls, who continue to sink in the standings in the wake of the knee..." December 20

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    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Thibs says Deng is also out because of ongoing Achilles problems.

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Thibodeau all but ruled Deng out. Thibodeau said Butler did a lot of activity on offday yesterday.

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    Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls

    Per Tom Thibodeau, Jimmy Butler and Luol Deng are out vs. Bucks tonight. #MILvsCHI

  • Deng out Saturday night with sore left Achilles

    CSN Chicago "Luol Deng will miss Saturday night’s game against the Pistons at the United Center with a sore left Achilles, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau confirmed. Deng’s status is day-to-day, according to Thibodeau, though it seems feasible that after two days off, the Bulls’ top scorer could return for..." December 07

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  • Report: Luol Deng ‘privately disappointed’ at lack of contract talks with Bulls

    Pro Basketball Talk "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..." October 07

  • Deng won't let contract be a distraction for Bulls

    CSN Chicago "Though his demeanor was lighthearted when he sat down at the podium Luol Deng made it clear that the fact that he’s in a contract year wouldn’t be a distraction for him or the Bulls this season. “I’m going to try not to talk about it and I’m going to try and do it in a nice way. I’ll try not to..." September 28

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Bulls GM Gar Forman said he met with Luol Deng yesterday and that Deng is in a great place mentally and physically.