James Ennis shakes Deng on the perimeter and drives for a dunk.
Heat have this combo together at the moment: Bosh, Wade, Deng, Ennis, Napier.
Reggie Williams mistakenly takes the first free throw even though Deng got fouled. No worries, it's a scrimmage after all.
Danny Granger on the court to open the scrimmage, playing opposite Deng. Granger, coming off knee scope, has been a regular in practice.
With Josh McRoberts out, Shawne Williams lines up with projected starters Bosh, Wade, Chalmers and Deng, for one team in scrimmage.
Starters-- RED: Bosh, Deng, Wade, Chalmers, Reggie Williams. WHITE: Haslem, Granger, Cole, Ennis, Shawn Jones.
Luol Deng on LeBron: "Everybody's going to talk about him being gone & me being here... But I'm not trying to be LeBron James."
Luol Deng on being looked at as LeBron's replacement: "No. I'm not trying to be anybody's replacement."
Ratings NBA2k15 Miami Heat. Dwyane Wade 86 Chris Bosh 84 Luol Deng 79 Danny Granger 76 Mario Chalmers 75 Chris Andersen 75
Thibs declares "Miami hasn't skipped a beat" with addition of Luol Deng. Bulls hoping to be playoff team.
Deng's foundation works w/aspiring bball players in S. London. It was Manute Bol who introduced ball to the Dengs and the cycle continues.
Luol Deng: “There’s nothing more fun than being with a group of guys who are experienced and are excited to go and battle."
Deng: The biggest mistake I would make is to try to be LeBron. I’m not LeBron. So I just got to be myself, work hard and try to do my best.
Deng on Pat Riley: "The things that he said to me really got me excited and I wanted to take the chance and follow through on what he said."
Luol Deng told me that the Heat were the first team to contact him on the night when free agency began in July.
Luol Deng and Birdman leading the post-practice wind sprints after the first training-camp session.
Deng: "One of the hardest things to do as a human being and something we should do more often is forgive."
Deng: "Everything happens for a reason and we can turn a situation of something so negative...and turn it into something positive."
Luol Deng: "One of the hardest things to do as a human being, and something we should do more often, is forgive."
Luol Deng says he was close to signing with Atlanta and never got any sense of prejudice from them. He was totally surprised.
Most questions to Luol Deng were about the Hawks controversy. Says he was close to signing with them. He forgives Ferry, wants to move on.
The irony is that Luol Deng said he was close to signing with the Hawks.
Luol Deng, "I don't think Danny Ferry is a racist. I really don't."
Luol Deng, "I do forgive Danny [Ferry]. It's not something I want to hold on to."
Luol Deng: "I don't believe Danny Ferry is a racist." Says he'd like to work with Ferry on an Africa-related charity project.
Deng said he was actually close to signing with Atlanta. Suggests Ferry should have read offensive comments to himself before saying them.
Luol Deng: "I don't think Danny [Ferry] is racist."
Deng: "I don't think Danny is racist. "
Deng said he believes Ferry's remorse is genuine. "I do not think Danny is racist."
Luol Deng on Hawks: "I do forgive them. It's not something I want to hold onto for the rest of my career or my life."
Luol Deng says he forgives Danny Ferry. "It's not something I want to hold onto... I believe he's really sorry for what he said."
Luol Deng says he forgives Danny Ferry
Luol Deng said he forgives danny Ferry for offensive comments. Deng spoke to him
Haslem: "Obviously we lost a great 2-way player in LeBron, but we also brought in a pretty damn good 2-way player in Luol."
Haslem on McRoberts/Granger/Deng joining the team: "I tell those guys the same things I did against you back then I'll do for you now."