HoopsHype Luol Deng rumors

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

July 2, 2014 Updates
July 1, 2014 Updates

And while the Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers are all known to have registered interest in the opening hours of free agency, it's the possibility of a reunion with the Chicago Bulls that came as such a surprise to the basketball world that had assumed Deng's days in the Windy City were over. Shade, however, said Deng would welcome the chance to return. "There's always going to be a part of him that belongs to Chicago, and part of Chicago that belongs to him," Shade said. "There were no hard feelings (about the trade). Moving forward, he'd look to have an amicable relationship (if he played with the Bulls)." USA Today Sports

The Heat have interest in free-agent forward Luol Deng, who is traveling in Europe and may not be available for face-to-face meetings for several days, a source told Yahoo Sports. Miami could try to arrange a sign-and-trade agreement with Cleveland to acquire Deng, but nothing has started in that process, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

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