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Luol Deng | Forward

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/16/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 220
College: Duke
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The Heat are pursuing unrestricted free agent Luol Deng on a contract at around $10 million per season.
He would be a better fit on the Heat than on the Wizards, who are also in on Deng. The 29-year-old forward is coming off a down year and it's a big reason why teams are hesitant to offer up a big deal to get him. He should sign this weekend. Jul 12 - 8:31 PM

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The Heat are reportedly "making progress" in their pursuit of Luol Deng.

Chris Bosh agreed to a max deal in Miami and all signs points to Dwyane Wade re-signing in the near future. With Josh McRoberts, Shabazz Napier and Danny Granger also under contract, the shape of the new-look Heat is slowly coming into focus. The Rockets, Lakers and Mavericks are also interested in Deng, but at the moment it seems Miami is in the driver's seat.
Jul 12 - 12:13 PM

Unrestricted free agent Luol Deng's representatives reportedly reached out to Miami on Friday.

The Lakers and Mavericks are reportedly still pursuing Deng, but it appears he would like to take his talents to South Beach. Deng hopes to choose a landing spot within the next 24 hours. Deng would have decent value in Miami helping shoulder the offensive load next to Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.
Jul 11 - 6:57 PM

The Wizards have talked to unrestricted free agent Luol Deng, but are still determined to re-sign Trevor Ariza, according to Yahoo! Sports.

He continues to be a backup plan for teams since he's looking for around $10 million per season. Deng used to be a minutes monster, which may have a bit to do why he's been unable to stay healthy. Deng is no longer a first or second option in an option. Although, he has to like the big money Gordon Hayward and Chandler Parsons just received in their offer sheets.
Jul 9 - 7:49 PM

The Rockets have reached out to Luol Deng on Wednesday.

He's obviously just a backup plan behind unrestricted free agent Chris Bosh and perhaps even if a team offers up an unmatchable offer sheet to Chandler Parsons. Few players saw their value decrease quite like Deng due to a significant drop off in production and durability last year. He wants to have a contract near $10 million per season.
Jul 9 - 3:11 PM

Luol Deng will not take a salary significantly lower than $10 million per season, according to ESPN.com.

He had a meeting with Pat Riley and the Heat's president was "very charming," according to David Aldridge of NBA.com. Riley would have to charm the pants off Deng to get him to agree to terms with the Heat since they likely don't want to spend close to $10 million to get him.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 5 - 6:33 PM

Unrestricted free agent Luol Deng will meet with the Heat on Saturday.

Pat Riley is in Chicago to meet with Deng to discuss a possible deal. He has also received interest from the Clippers and perhaps the Hawks may be the favorite to add him to their roster. If Deng joins the Heat, it will likely be at a cheaper cost and he may even come off the bench.
Jul 5 - 10:53 AM

The Hawks are preparing to go after unrestricted free agent Loul Deng, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

The Hawks are slated to have roughly $11.5 million in cap space once the free agent moratorium lifts on July 10. The signing of Thabo Sefolosha has reportedly helped their efforts as Sefolosha and Deng played alongside each other in Chicago from 2006-09 and have a great relationship. The same can be said of Kyle Korver who was with Deng in Chicago from 2010-12. Deng has also been linked to the Clippers, Heat, Mavericks, Rockets, Bulls, and Wizards, and a decision is not expected to come any time soon.
Source: USA Today
Jul 4 - 11:27 AM

Unrestricted free agent Luol Deng is intrigued with the Clippers and a sign-and-trade possibility.

Things didn't go well for Deng in Cleveland and a move to the Clippers would help his stats as well as put him on a better team. The Clippers probably wouldn't offer Deng a huge deal in a contract due to how he's past his prime. Regardless of where he lands, Deng's fantasy value is on its way down.
Jul 3 - 3:49 PM

Luol Deng is reportedly one of Miami's top free agent targets, along with Kyle Lowry, but he's not expected to take a big pay cut to joint he Heat.

All signs point to LeBron James re-signing with Miami, which is one more reason for Deng to view the Heat skeptically as the team to give him a multi-year contract. He's also drawn interest from the Clippers, Hawks and Mavericks but may not get the offer he's after until LBJ and Carmelo Anthony are no longer tying up the free agent market.
Jul 1 - 2:58 PM

The Clippers, Hawks, and Mavs have made contact with unrestricted free agent Luol Deng, and the Heat are said to have significant interest in the forward.

Deng is going to draw significant interest around the league, though his mileage and injury concerns are going to make him a risky buy. It's way too early to call a favorite in this hunt.
Jul 1 - 1:31 AM

The Hawks have Luol Deng at the top of their free-agency wish list, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The Hawks are expected to have more than $15 million in cap space with Sunday's trade of Lou Williams to the Raptors. Deng's market value likely took a major hit last season due to injuries and shooting just 25.8 on isolation plays with the Cavs last season (Synergy), so the Hawks should be able to bring in someone decent on top of Deng with that cap space.
Jun 30 - 9:40 AM

The Mavericks have interest in unrestricted free agent Luol Deng.

The team is concerned about his durability, which probably isn't a haggling technique after Deng missed 19 games last season. He had a rough time with the Cavs last season and his time there was basically worse than any stretch with the Bulls. The Mavericks have some room to go after a big-name guy and Deng may be more of a backup plan a la Monta Ellis, who worked out well for them.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jun 23 - 10:41 AM

The Cavaliers "haven't expressed much interest" in re-signing free agent Luol Deng this summer, according to beat writer Jason Lloyd.

The Cavs dangled Deng at the trade deadline this season but his expiring contract prevented them from finding any substantial offers. His scoring suffered in the Cavs' offense under coach Mike Brown, and a nagging Achilles injury caused him to miss six games with Cleveland, but a change of scenery and summer of rest should thrust him back into the top tier of fantasy SFs.
May 28 - 1:16 PM

Luol Deng has won the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, presented by Pro Basketball Writers Association to honor community service.

Deng's had an interesting season, being traded from Chicago to Cleveland and then struggling upon his arrival to the Cavs. The award will help make him feel better about what went down, but the fact he's not with the Bulls getting ready for the playoffs is still probably a tough pill for him to swallow.
Apr 15 - 1:13 PM

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