TAG: Luol Deng

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 5, 2014 / 12:40 pm

Report: Pat Riley To Meet With Luol Deng Today

Luol Deng, LeBron James

Heat president Pat Riley is attempting to add complementary players to a Heat roster with likely very little cap space in an attempt to persuade the Big 3 to re-sign and continue to challenge for championships. As such, Riles covets a player like free agent Luol Deng, and plans to meet with him today to lay his pitch out, reports Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 1, 2014 / 1:37 am

Report: Riley Calls Deng To Express “Significant Interest” In Signing Him

Luol Deng

The Miami Heat are already making a run at major names in free agency to surround LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Pat Riley has called Luol Deng and shown “significant interest” in acquiring the two-time All-Star. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jun 8, 2014 / 6:00 pm

The Top 10 Unrestricted Free Agents Of 2014

Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol

Some teams will hope to improve this summer by relying heavily on a deep NBA Draft class, while others will look elsewhere to fill the void in their lineup. Every summer, the NBA season always becomes more interesting with the NBA Draft at hand: players get traded, stars opt out of their contracts looking for sweeter deals, or a free agent is simply looking to play somewhere else. Read More »

NBA / Apr 1, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Cold As Ice: 10 NBA Players Slumping At The Worst Time

Luol Deng

The All-Star break is just that, it’s a break, a reprieve, after which NBA players are supposed to head back to work rested, refocused, and poised to pounce on the most important stretch of the season. Many players flourish after the All-Star break, coming back rejuvenated and lighting the league on fire. Kevin Durant, for example, took it up yet another notch and has averaged 35 points, seven rebounds and six assists on 51 percent shooting since returning. Read More »

NBA / Mar 6, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Joakim Noah Should Win This Year’s Most Improved Player Award

Joakim Noah

The season was all but over for the Chicago Bulls after watching Derrick Rose suffer yet another knee injury, followed by the front office’s disappointing decision to trade away All-Star small forward Luol Deng for next to nothing (remember, just like Wu-Tang said: C.S.R.E.A.M, or Cap Space Rules Everything Around Me). Or so we thought. Instead Chicago rolled off a 20-9 record since the January 7 Deng trade, led by the incumbent face of the franchise, Joakim Noah. Read More »

NBA / Feb 4, 2014 / 3:30 pm

15 NBA Players With The Most To Prove After The All-Star Break

Deron Williams

We’re more than halfway through the 2013-2014 NBA season, as the All-Star rosters are set. We’ve seen high draft picks not pan out, players playing with high criticism, and even some signs of players digressing in their careers. As the ’13-14 season continues, here is a list of the players with the most to prove after the All-Star break. Read More »

NBA / Jan 23, 2014 / 11:30 am

Luol Deng Is Ready To Save Cleveland’s Lost Season

Luol Deng

Twenty-two thousand, eight hundred and eighty-two minutes. For nearly ten years Luol Deng filled the small forward position for the Chicago Bulls, blossoming into a premier two-way All-Star along the way. Derrick Rose may be the clear face of the franchise, but Deng was the heart and soul. Before Rose it was Deng, who back when Scott Skiles was roaming the sidelines, brought the Bulls back to the Promised Land of the playoffs in three consecutive seasons. It was Deng who developed into the secondary scoring threat that Carlos Boozer failed to become. It was Deng who kept the Bulls afloat while Rose rehabbed his torn ACL (while Deng suffered and battled through numerous injuries himself, including nearly dying from a mistreated spinal tap). It was Deng who played a seemingly endless amount of minutes (37 or more minutes per game in each season since 2009-2010; twice leading the league in minutes per game, both in 2011-2012 and 2012-2013), becoming Tom Thibodeau‘s most reliable AND favorite player. Now, at age 28 and after 22,882 minutes, it is Deng who finds himself playing against the Chicago Bulls. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 12, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Joakim Noah Breaks His Silence After Deng Trade

Joakim Noah, Luol Deng

NBA Basketball is never static. Teams need to remain in a constant state of flux as they look to improve via trade, the draft and any of the innumerable deals management discusses to change their personnel. NBA players like to remind us they’re aware it’s a business, but it’s hard to take them seriously after the relationships fostered on a tight-knit team. Never was this more apparent than the recent silence by Joakim Noah following Chicago’s trade with Cleveland, which jettisoned Luol Deng out of the only city he’s known since coming into the league. Read More »

NBA / Jan 10, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The NBA’s 10 Most Underachieving Teams

Rudy Gay

There’s a clear difference in a team that’s attempting to tank and a team that is flat out bad. There are teams that are constructed to be bad. Take the Philadelphia 76ers for example. The roster consists of players like Elliot Williams, Lorenzo Brown, James Anderson and Brandon Davies. Bless your soul if you know who any of those players are. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 7, 2014 / 9:30 am

Report: Luol Deng Traded For Andrew Bynum & Picks

Luol Deng

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls have agreed to a deal sending All-Star forward Luol Deng to Cleveland in exchange for Andrew Bynum and draft picks, tweeted ESPN’s Brian Windhorst last night. The deal drastically alters the fortunes of both franchises as the Cavs look to make a run to the playoffs and the Bulls take the inchoate step of a massive rebuild. Read More »