Joakim Noah, 4 his (unusual) praise of Heat, did add this about Deng's situation: "Hopefully, it's not THAT good. But I love him to death."
Mirotic then comes in for Gasol after his 10 minutes of work, while Butler is in the Luol Deng crossover role.
Spoestra to hold out Wade, Bosh, Deng and Birdman tonight, likely to start Shawne Williams, Haslem, Granger, Cole and Chalmers.
Wade, Bosh, Deng, Andersen out for the Heat vs. Spurs. Cole & Chalmers starting together in backcourt.
Luol Deng now 8 of 11 for 19 points, keeping the Heat close.
Nice bounce-back games from Luol Deng and Shawne Williams tonight.
Draymond Green dunks over Luol Deng and gives the Heat small forward a little preseason stare down.
Deng looks smooth tonight & Bosh has all preseason. Waiting for a Wade game.
In addition to playing Chalmers at the two, Deng has been playing at the four.
Heat 23, Warriors 16 after a three-pointer by Luol Deng.
Deng feeling it. Maybe he's the Heat's 3-point answer?
Chalmers enters . . . for Deng. Clearly trying to see if Chalmers can also be backup two, as Wade moves to three.
Heat offense looks better, because they're making shots. Deng very active, but Warriors also playing second night of back-to-back.
With two shots just minutes into the game, Luol Deng has already surpassed his point total versus the Hawks.
GSW vs. MIA starters: GSW -- Curry, Thompson, Barnes, Lee, Bogut; MIA -- Cole, Wade, Deng, S. Williams, Bosh. Out: Ezeli, Livingston.
Heat starters: Cole, Wade, Deng, Shawne Williams and Bosh. So back near his Kansas college roots, Chalmers again doesn't start.
Looking like Shawne Williams will get the call at power forward. Spoelstra said he is not starting Granger-Luol in tandem again tonight.
Defense, Wade (3 of 9), Deng (1 of 6) make this another night of concern for the Heat. They badly need McRoberts and the good Chalmers
Deng continues to struggle with just 2 points (that he scored early in the 1st quarter), 1 assist and 1 rebound in 21 minutes.
Hawks have cut the deficit to single digits. Wade (4 points) and Deng (2 points) struggling to create some offense.
Then Granger with perfect set up to Deng on typical Deng cut. Heat 14-0 on Hawks. Horford 0 for 2 in return.
Heat starters tonight vs ATL: Norris Cole, Wade, Deng, Danny Granger & Bosh. Spoelstra still test driving options while McRoberts is out.
Granger to start at power forward tonight, third PF in four exhibitions. Also Bosh, Wade, Deng and Cole.
Luol Deng says no special meaning to tomorrow's game vs ATL. Reiterates he forgives Ferry & harbors no ill feelings toward the Hawks.
LeBron, Love, Gasol, Pierce, Lance Stephenson, Parsons, Deng... ¿Cuál creéis que será el mejor fichaje del año? http://t.co/yCDXYizRKZ
For Heat, Bosh overdribbling, Deng looks good on D; For Cavs: Love still mostly operating outside (like '13-14 Bosh), Waiters under control.
For the Heat: Cole, Wade, Deng, Bosh, Haslem.
Cavaliers v Heat, LeBron v Luol on @BTSport 1 now
Six Heat players & six Cavs players participated in the NBA Cares clinic. Irving, Love among them for Cavs, Deng, Chalmers for Heat
Luol Deng would not discuss racist scouting report. Said he addressed it on media day and is done talking about it.
Heat lose 108-101 (OT) to Orlando. Bosh with 18p, 9r in 22 min. Deng: 18p, 6. Wade: 11p on 5/10. Ennis: 14p, 10r, 5a.
Deng might be done, has 18 points, six rebounds. Played very well.
Bosh, Wade and Deng have combined for 45 of the Heat's 61 points so far.