After LeBron left the Heat for Cleveland, it would’ve been so easy for Pat Riley and the Heat to simply sit in a corner and pout. Instead, they’ve put together a solid little team back together.
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 likely hold a player option on the 2015-16 season, a source said.
Deng chose the Heat believing their returning nucleus and free-agent signings can keep them contending in the Eastern Conference. The absence of state income tax made the Heat’s offer a sound financial decision for him, too.