Luol Deng Rumors

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Luol Deng
Position: F
Born: 04/16/85
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $18,000,000
Lakers players say Walton has stayed on an even keel throughout a brutal campaign. “It’s been Luke every day,” says veteran swingman Metta World Peace. “It’s just been him. And that’s hard to do. He has a hard job, but he’s making it look real easy.” Says veteran forward Luol Deng, “He’s human. He has times where you can tell he’s frustrated. There’s times when he’s extra happy or extra proud of the guys. But, for the most part, he’s maintained.”
2 weeks ago via ESPN
The Los Angeles Lakers have effectively shut down healthy veterans Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov for the rest of the season to give the majority of playing time over the final 15 games to their younger players, sources told ESPN. Deng and Mozgov were the Lakers’ big free-agent acquisitions last summer, signing contracts worth a combined $136 million over four seasons. Neither has been particularly effective in their first season with the Lakers: Mozgov averaged 7.4 points and 4.9 rebounds in nearly 21 minutes a game; Deng averaged 7.6 points and 5.3 rebounds in nearly 27 minutes a game.
2 weeks ago via ESPN
Lakers coach Luke Walton put Deng on the inactive list during the Lakers’ 115-95 loss to the Boston Celtics on Friday at Staples Center for a simple reason. As Walton put it, “We’re trying to get looks at all the young guys that we can.” “I totally understand what we’re doing,” Deng told Southern California News Group. “He wants the guys to be in situations where they learn and play minutes. It’s always about what we’re trying to do. Why am I going to be on the bench if I’m not playing?”