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: $18,000,000
Tom Thibodeau: “But to me, you look at the players who are available and you ask, ‘Can they make the team better?’” said Thibodeau, who is also the team’s president of basketball operations. “From Glen Taylor, the owner, to [GM] Scott Layden, we talk things over. If we feel we can improve the team, we’re gonna do so. Particularly in a case like Luol, that’s why we [kept a roster spot open].”
Others counter that Deng should be refreshed by a sabbatical from the NBA’s wear and tear. His low-involvement Lakers stay, they’ll contend, has left tread on his tires. Thibodeau’s take on the matter? “He’s only 33,” the Wolves coach said. “He takes great care of himself. He knows how to prepare for the season. For us, the fact that he can play [multiple spots] and he’s a veteran, it’s a long season, you like to have players like that. And he’s familiar with what we want to do.”