HoopsHype Luol Deng rumors

July 9, 2014 Updates
July 8, 2014 Updates

Being banished to the Cavaliers was no prize for Deng, either. His production and enjoyment faltered, and the “the Bulls don’t miss Deng” stories coming out of Chicago didn’t help. (They were 10-13 with Deng, 38-21 without or after him.) “It appeared uglier than it was,” said agent Ron Shade, who works with Chicago-based Herb Rudoy. “Luol is a professional, so what happened if January is forgiven but not forgotten.” NBA.com

“Like I say, Luol is a professional,” Shade said. “He will hear every reasonable option and give it serious thought. We won’t close any door on that possibility at all.” NBA.com

July 7, 2014 Updates
July 5, 2014 Updates

The latest power move by Riley was a Saturday summit at a Chicago hotel with free-agent forward Luol Deng, a meeting reported by several media outlets. What made the overtures so intriguing is that Deng earned $14.3 million this past season, with the Heat not in position to offer nearly that sum in free agency. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Luol Deng, who has spent time in Chicago this offseason, is drawing considerable interest but likely won't sign until Anthony and LeBron James pick their teams. The Mavericks long were considered the favorites to land Deng, but the Hawks are engaged as well. That has included contact from former Bulls teammates Kyle Korver and Thabo Sefolosha, who left the Thunder to sign in Atlanta. Chicago Tribune

July 4, 2014 Updates
July 3, 2014 Updates

Fresh off completing a four-year, $80 million contract in which he left some $16 million on the table, Nowitzki has agreed to take a far steeper pay cut this time in hopes of leaving enough salary-cap space for the Mavericks to sign top free-agent target Carmelo Anthony or multiple other contributors this summer. Sources say that the Mavericks intend to extend a lucrative offer sheet to Houston Rockets free agent Chandler Parsons or try to sign Cleveland Cavaliers free agent Luol Deng if Anthony, as expected, elects to re-sign with the New York Knicks. ESPN.com

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