HoopsHype Luol Deng Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: January 25, 2015 | 05:10 PM

Ira Winderman

Winderman's View: Whiteside, Wade, Deng and a lot of heartening Heat against the Bulls, a display of possiblities. bit.ly/1BqkZ0S

Mike McGraw

Deng on video tribute: "I could hear it playing. I didn't want to look up because I knew I would get emotional." #Bulls

KC Johnson

Deng visiting Bulls locker room as Taj Gibson addresses media. "Shut up, Taj," Deng said, smiling.

Joe Cowley

Bulls lose, Deng defends his former coach - read it - chicago.suntimes.com/basketball/7/7…

Steve Aschburner

Deng in return game, 15p-10r-4a. Bulls led by Rose's 19, Gasol 13p-17r. CHI shoots 35.6% (31/87). MIA 54-43 rebounding edge.

Marc Stein

On @NBAonESPNRadio just now, RE: Hassan Whiteside, Miami's @Luol Deng says he recently told Erik Spoelstra: "It's almost like we found gold"

Jason Lieser

Overlooked (as usual) will be Luol Deng going 39 minutes and erasing Jimmy Butler. Deng also had 15p, 10r, 4a.

Barry Jackson

Impressive 96-84 Heat win in Chicago. Wade 26, Bosh 20. Whiteside: 14,13, team-record 12 blocks in 25 minutes. Deng, Chalmers 15 a piece.

Jason Lieser

Jimmy Butler averages 20.5ppg. He's got 5p on 2/8 FGs while working mostly against Deng.

Jason Lieser

Luol Deng played 32 foul-free minutes today before picking one up on that last play.

Steve Aschburner

Luol Deng, 2x All Star, 15p-7r-3a in 31m, 1st g back in Chicago. Jimmy Butler, who replaced Deng, gets All-Star talk, 5p-4r-1a in 32m.

Jason Lieser

Erik Spoelstra riding Luol Deng Thibs-style. Hes played 31 of the first 36 min today.

Jason Lieser

Luol Deng misses a layup but Hassan Whiteside crushes the putback dunk. Heat up 66-55 on Chicago.

Jason Lieser

Heat look to expand their 12-point lead with Napier, Wade, Deng, Bosh & Whiteside on the floor.

Joe Cowley

Deng basket and foul ... I blame Kirk. The way he's on that bench, all Kirkie and stuff....

Joe Cowley

Rose over Deng. Guessing that's happened in practice a few times.

Steve Aschburner

Deng and Rose at table waiting to check in. Not for the same team these days.

Sam Smith

Luol Deng back in Chicago for the first time as an opponent. blogs.bulls.com/2015/01/luol-d…

Mike McGraw

My best memories of Deng were him and Nocioni in the locker room. They were always giggling like jr. high kids in early days. #Bulls

Steve Aschburner

Bulls show Luol Deng video tribute during 4:48 1Q timeout. Classy for Deng's return to UC. Strategic if it distracts from timeout adjstmnts.

Nick Friedell

Luol Deng gets a nice ovation from crowd after video tribute.

Joseph Goodman

Standing ovation for Luol Deng at United Center in first game back.

Surya Fernandez

Nice start by the Heat. Chalmers, Deng and Wade moving well with the ball. Bosh on target with his midrange shot.

Joseph Goodman

Luol Deng tribute video at United Center now. This is his first game back at United Center since being traded to the Cavs.

Jason Lieser

Classy gesture by the Bulls to honor Luol Deng. #Heat instagram.com/p/ySVtWcCP-f/

Shandel Richardson

Bulls now honoring Luol Deng during timeout

Joe Cowley

Deng video tribute time.

Jason Lieser

Great ovation for Luol Deng in player intros. Boos for everyone else.

Mike McGraw

Medium cheers for Deng; loud boos for all other Heat players during intros. #Bulls

Sean Highkin

Deng gets a standing ovation during player intros. Loud boos for every other Heat player.

Nick Friedell

Deng gets some cheers after being introduced for first time.

Shandel Richardson

A mix of boos and cheers as Luol Deng is announced in starting lineup

Joe Cowley

Again, that was Lu Deng who said that. I repeat Lu Deng. All questions and complaints go his way. That seems to be a problem around here.

Joe Cowley

Deng on Thibs hot-seat rumors: "To me, it’s crazy. It’s stupid. I just think that he’s one of the best coaches in the league.''

Joseph Goodman

TODAY'S STARTERS Heat (19-24): Deng, Bosh, Andersen, Wade Chalmers Bulls (29-16): Snell, Noah, Gasol, Butler, Rose

Jason Lieser

Heat sticking with Chris Andersen over injured Hassan Whiteside in the starting 5. Chalmers, Wade, Deng, Bosh.

Surya Fernandez

Same starting lineup for the Heat today vs Bulls: Mario Chalmers, Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, Chris Bosh and Chris Andersen.

Joe Cowley

Hot topics today with the Bulls - Dunleavy's ankle, Deng's return, and "Fun with minutes restrictions.''

KC Johnson

Deng praising Skiles, Thibodeau: "As you get older, you really appreciate----even though it was tough---everything that was done for you."

KC Johnson

Deng very reflective pregame. Talked about contemplating passage of time when he saw same parking attendant he first met at age 19.

Jason Lieser

Luol Deng on being back: "It's great. It was a great 10 years here."

Mike McGraw

It would be appropriate if the Luol Deng video tribute went on for 39 minutes. Maybe not practical. #Bulls

Trey Kerby

"Oh nice, a Luol Deng tribute. This should be good." [40 minutes later] "What the? Why is this still on?"

Joseph Goodman

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra compared Josh McRoberts to Joakim Noah this morning. Loss of McRoberts' passing has affected Luol Deng most.

Trey Kerby

Kind of hope Luol Deng's video tribute runs longer than it should and breaks down near the end. Would be ultra fitting.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls will present a Luol Deng tribute video during the first quarter...well deserved

Mike McGraw

Paxson just went into Heat locker room. Don't hear any yelling, so the Deng reunion must be going well. #Bulls

Jason Lieser

Spoelstra recounting the original meeting w/ Deng from the summer. It's often overlooked that Miami pitched Deng on playing with LeBron.

Sean Highkin

The Bulls are going to run a video tribute to Luol Deng during today's game. This is his first game back at the United Center as a visitor.

KC Johnson

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra called Bulls' video tribute to Luol Deng "well deserved."