Mar 30, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Luol Deng (9) runs during a game against the Indiana Pacers at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland won 90-76. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Heat, Clips, Bulls Interested in Luol Deng


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LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Luol Deng — wait, what?

Yes, those are the names, among others, that have received the most interest in the early free agency period. Deng, who is coming off a season in which he was traded from the Bulls to the Cleveland Cavaliers midway through the season, is a veteran that can get a team over the hump and change a team from being a potential contender, to a contender.

In total, the Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls have all expressed interest in the 29-year-old forward.

Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski adds that Pat Riley personally reached out to Deng on behalf of the Heat.

Deng averaged 16 points and six rebounds as a member of the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers last season. If Deng could find himself a nice little home on a contender, he could end up being the steal of this offseason.

And from the teams that have already shown interest in Deng, he’ll have a handful of quality teams to pick from.





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