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Luol Deng
PPG RPG APG
16.0 5.7 2.9
Team: MiamiHeight: 6-9 Born: 4/16/1985
Position: FWeight: 220 Birthplace: Wau, Sudan
College: DukeDraft: 1st Round 7th pick by Suns (2004)


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July 15 2:11 PM PT3:11 PM MT4:11 PM CT5:11 PM ET21:11 GMT5:11 2:11 PM MST4:11 PM EST1:11 UAE (+1)23:1117:11 ET4:11 PM CT20:11 - Luol Deng has signed a $20 million, two-year contract with the Miami Heat. He agreed to the deal over the weekend. The contract signed Tuesday includes a player option for 2015-16.
Analysis: Deng is entering his 11th NBA season, after spending almost his entire career with the Chicago Bulls. He appeared in 40 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers following a trade last season. In Miami, he figures to compete for the starting spot vacated last week when LeBron James left the Heat for a return to the Cavaliers. Deng has averaged 16.0 points in his career. He was picked No. 7 overall from Duke in the 2004 draft.
July 13 11:23 AM PT12:23 PM MT1:23 PM CT2:23 PM ET18:23 GMT2:23 11:23 AM MST1:23 PM EST22:23 UAE20:2314:23 ET1:23 PM CT17:23 - Deng agreed to a $20 million, two-year deal with the Miami Heat on Sunday, said Herb Rudoy, one of Deng's agents. The deal includes a player option for the 2015-16 season, Rudoy said. His contract should be signed early this week.
Analysis: Deng is entering his 11th NBA season, having spent almost his entire career with the Chicago Bulls. He appeared in 40 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers after a trade last season. He fills a need in Miami, which lost LeBron James last week after the four-time NBA MVP said he would leave the Heat after four seasons and return to the Cavaliers. Deng has averaged 16.0 points per game in his career, after being chosen No. 7 overall from Duke in the 2004 draft.
Apr. 15 11:44 AM PT12:44 PM MT1:44 PM CT2:44 PM ET18:44 GMT2:44 11:44 AM MST1:44 PM EST22:44 UAE20:4414:44 ET1:44 PM CT17:44 - Deng has won the J. Walter Kennedy Award, given annually to an NBA player for community service.
Analysis: Deng has had a long commitment to philanthropic work in his native South Sudan. His recent public service announcement for EnoughProject.org urges peace in his homeland. Deng also established a charitable foundation in Britain, which granted his family political asylum. Cavs coach Mike Brown says Deng's award is ''well-deserved. He has an amazing story.'' Deng says he's honored to receive the award, which is named after the league's second commissioner and has been handed out since 1975.
Apr. 13 9:25 PM PT10:25 PM MT11:25 PM CT12:25 AM ET4:25 GMT12:25 9:25 PM MST11:25 PM EST8:25 UAE06:250:25 ET11:25 PM CT3:25 - Deng missed Cleveland's game on Saturday versus Boston because of a sore back.
Analysis: His status for the season finale versus Brooklyn on April 16 is unknown.
Mar. 18 2:48 PM PT3:48 PM MT4:48 PM CT5:48 PM ET21:48 GMT5:48 2:48 PM MST4:48 PM EST1:48 UAE (+1)22:4817:48 ET3:48 PM CT20:48 - Deng had 13 points in his return from a three-game absence, Sunday's 106-100 win over the New York Knicks.
Analysis: The Cleveland forward had a sprained left ankle.
Mar. 17 9:47 PM PT10:47 PM MT11:47 PM CT12:47 AM ET4:47 GMT12:47 9:47 PM MST11:47 PM EST8:47 UAE05:470:47 ET10:47 PM CT3:47 - Deng had 23 points in a 102-80 loss at the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night.
Analysis: The forward's scoring performance was his best since he had 24 points in a loss in Houston on Feb. 1.
Mar. 1 7:48 PM PT8:48 PM MT9:48 PM CT10:48 PM ET3:48 GMT11:48 8:48 PM MST10:48 PM EST7:48 UAE (+1)04:4822:48 ET9:48 PM CT2:48 - Deng was off again in a 110-96 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday night.
Analysis: Deng was an All-Star with the Bulls but his Cavs tenure has been a chore to mesh with fellow former Duke star Kyrie Irving - possibly the most talented teammate Deng has ever had. Deng is shooting 36.2 percent and averaging 13.0 points in his last five games.
Feb. 22 9:33 PM PT10:33 PM MT11:33 PM CT12:33 AM ET5:33 GMT13:33 10:33 PM MST12:33 AM EST9:33 UAE06:330:33 ET11:33 PM CT4:33 - Deng recorded his eighth double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds in Friday's loss at Toronto.
Analysis: Deng is averaging 15.0 points on 41.5 percent shooting in 20 games since being acquired by Cleveland. He averaged 19.0 points on 45.2 percent shooting over 23 games with the Bulls.
Jan. 11 10:44 PM PT11:44 PM MT12:44 AM CT1:44 AM ET6:44 GMT14:44 11:44 PM MST1:44 AM EST10:44 UAE07:441:44 ET12:44 AM CT4:44 - Deng made his debut with the Cavs on Friday, scoring 10 on 4-of-8 shooting in 21 minutes.
Analysis: Deng is averaging 18.7 points this season, though it looks like he'll be eased into the Cleveland lineup.
Jan. 8 12:29 PM PT1:29 PM MT2:29 PM CT3:29 PM ET20:29 GMT4:29 1:29 PM MST3:29 PM EST0:29 UAE (+1)21:2915:29 ET2:29 PM CT18:29 - Deng said the toughest thing about being traded was explaining to his mom that it wasn't a bad thing.
Analysis: Deng was acquired by the Cavaliers on Tuesday in a trade from Chicago, which drafted him and where he played for nine seasons. Deng said his mom, Martha, was visiting from London when he was dealt for Andrew Bynum and future draft picks. Deng said his mom didn't understand how her son could be traded. Deng said he was "shocked" by the trade but he's excited about joining the Cavaliers. He's open to talking to them about a long-term contract.
Jan. 7 9:38 PM PT10:38 PM MT11:38 PM CT12:38 AM ET5:38 GMT13:38 10:38 PM MST12:38 AM EST9:38 UAE06:380:38 ET11:38 PM CT3:38 - The Chicago Bulls have traded Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the contract of Andrew Bynum and three future draft choices.
Analysis: This season, Deng appeared in 23 games (all starts) for Chicago, averaging a career-best 19.0 points on .452 shooting, 6.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.0 steal in 37.4 minutes per game.
Dec. 19 4:07 PM PT5:07 PM MT6:07 PM CT7:07 PM ET0:07 GMT8:07 5:07 PM MST7:07 PM EST4:07 UAE (+1)01:0719:07 ET6:07 PM CT22:07 - Deng returned from a sore Achilles and scored 16 in an 85-79 loss to Toronto.
Analysis: Deng was limited, playing 33 minutes. He averages just over 38 minutes per game. He acknowledged that he may be limited for a while longer. "I got into the game slowly," he said.
Dec. 16 8:18 PM PT9:18 PM MT10:18 PM CT11:18 PM ET4:18 GMT12:18 9:18 PM MST11:18 PM EST8:18 UAE05:1823:18 ET10:18 PM CT2:18 - Deng had 26 points in Monday's 83-82 loss to Orlando.
Analysis: Deng is averaging 19.6 points, 3.5 more than his career mark.
Dec. 7 3:16 PM PT4:16 PM MT5:16 PM CT6:16 PM ET23:16 GMT7:16 4:16 PM MST6:16 PM EST3:16 UAE (+1)00:1618:16 ET5:16 PM CT21:16 - Deng was back in Chicago's lineup after missing the previous four games because of a sore left Achilles, and Kirk Hinrich sat out the Bulls' game Saturday night against Toronto because of back stiffness.
Analysis: Deng, averaging 19.4 points and 7.1 rebounds, had not played since Dec. 5. But the Bulls were again short-handed, with Hinrich sitting out for the first time this season.
Dec. 6 9:41 PM PT10:41 PM MT11:41 PM CT12:41 AM ET5:41 GMT13:41 10:41 PM MST12:41 AM EST9:41 UAE06:410:41 ET11:41 PM CT3:41 - Deng had 20 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat LeBron James and the Miami Heat 107-87 on Thursday night.
Analysis: Deng is averaging 26.2 points in the last six games.
Dec. 3 9:35 PM PT10:35 PM MT11:35 PM CT12:35 AM ET5:35 GMT13:35 10:35 PM MST12:35 AM EST9:35 UAE06:350:35 ET11:35 PM CT3:35 - Deng had a season-high 37 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in Monday's 131-128 triple-overtime loss to New Orleans.
Analysis: Deng is averaging 27.4 points on 54.8 percent shooting over a five-game stretch.
Nov. 28 9:48 PM PT10:48 PM MT11:48 PM CT12:48 AM ET5:48 GMT13:48 10:48 PM MST12:48 AM EST9:48 UAE06:480:48 ET11:48 PM CT3:48 - Deng had 27 points on 11-of-17 shooting in Wednesday's 99-79 win at Detroit.
Analysis: Deng has been outstanding over the last three games, posting 24.3 points on 52.2 percent from the field. He should be the Bulls' No. 1 scoring option with Derrick Rose out for the year.
Nov. 22 9:42 PM PT10:42 PM MT11:42 PM CT12:42 AM ET5:42 GMT13:42 10:42 PM MST12:42 AM EST9:42 UAE06:420:42 ET11:42 PM CT3:42 - Deng had one of his worst performances, finishing with six points on 3-of-18 shooting in a 97-87 loss at Denver on Thursday.
Analysis: Deng had averaged 21.0 points on 53.8 shooting over his previous three games.
Nov. 17 10:23 PM PT11:23 PM MT12:23 AM CT1:23 AM ET6:23 GMT14:23 11:23 PM MST1:23 AM EST10:23 UAE07:231:23 ET12:23 AM CT4:23 - Deng scored a season-high 23 points Saturday in the Bulls' win over the Pacers.
Analysis: He's 16 of 29 from the floor in his last two games.
Nov. 15 8:26 PM PT9:26 PM MT10:26 PM CT11:26 PM ET4:26 GMT12:26 9:26 PM MST11:26 PM EST8:26 UAE05:2623:26 ET10:26 PM CT2:26 - Deng scored a team-high 19 in Chicago's win over Toronto on Friday.
Analysis: Deng also had nine rebounds and one of his better NBA shooting nights of the season, going 8 for 15 and 2 for 4 from 3-point range. Still, his 42.9 field-goal percentage is the third-lowest of his career and he's a dreadful 3 of 22 from 3-point range thus far.

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