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Luol Deng
Luol Deng
Position: -
Born: 04/16/85
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $5,000,000
Do you see any comparisons between Randle’s emergence and what you were able to get out of Luol Deng with the Bulls? Thibodeau: Totally different type of players, but I felt the same way from coaching against them. When you played against the Bulls, Luol was a guy that, if you didn’t pay attention to him, could really hurt you. And I thought he had great value in that, that he did a lot of things that weren’t measured necessarily by statistics, but could help your team win. And I think with Julius, the same thing: You always saw that he played hard, he had the ability to go off the dribble, he could play back to the basket, always a pretty good midrange shooter. Then adding the 3, and then his defense has really improved. But also, his playmaking. He’s playing very, very unselfishly. And he loves to be in the gym; he’s a great worker, but to see where he’s gone — obviously his numbers speak for themself, but his impact on winning has been huge.
Does the Lakers’ Dream of Giannis Die? Probably. The Lakers chasing cap room in 2021 was always specious. The team petitioned the league to get Luol Deng’s dead $10 million off its books, but to no avail. The Lakers opted not to stretch the waived contracts of Quinn Cook and Jordan Bell, saving an extra $526,687 of potential cap space next summer.