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.