Luol Deng Rumors

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Luol Deng
Position: F
Born: 04/16/85
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $17,190,000
Yes, the guy who is supposed to be one of the two critical financial maneuvers needed to secure $70 million in cap space to lure James and George — along with stretching the remaining two years and $36.8 million on Luol Deng’s contract — wonders what it would be like to stay and play alongside a superstar like James. “It would definitely be interesting because we are building something. We really see our young core developing, so it would definitely be something interesting,” Randle said recently of playing with James only after insisting he has his mind focused on finishing the season strong for his team. “I played with [Kobe Bryant]. … What you learn from Bean as far as mentality and just the little things, his work ethic, I would love to play with Bron and learn the same things. “[Learning and soaking in] what makes him so great, what does he do that makes him so great and how does he make everybody else so great. He has made a living off of making teammates better. So you have a guy like that, it makes a lot of things easier, I would say.”
1 month ago via ESPN
The Lakers could look to stretch out Luol Deng’s $36.8 million salary over the next five seasons (or even 11 years), but that still leaves Los Angeles short the number needed to max out its two top targets by $3.3-$6.8 million. If the Lakers can trade Deng outright that may be the best answer. The cost would undoubtedly start at a first-round pick, be it the Cleveland Cavaliers’ pick L.A. received in the Clarkson/Nance trade, or perhaps one of the team’s own selections in subsequent years.
“People (got) this wrong, they said me and Dwyane Wade we didn’t co-exist or something,” Goran Dragic said today. “You know when you come to a new team it’s hard to find your spot at first. We had (Chris Bosh) at first, we had D-Wade, Joe Johnson, Luol Deng; there were a lot of players they were good and you just need time to adjust and fit into the system. “You could see the last year together we demonstrated we can play together.”
Storyline: Wade-Dragic Dynamic