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Getting to know the new Heat players - Part 2 of 3: Luol Deng

Getting to know the new Heat players - Part 2 of 3: Luol Deng

We continue our series where we look at new additions to the Heat roster by talking to the writers that saw them in action while they were with a previous team. Our first post was on Josh McRoberts; we move on with the man who will have fairly big shoes to fill in the starting lineup, Luol Deng. Luol Deng is in a difficult spot. While he can not replace the singular talents of LeBron James in the starting lineup, his athleticism and defensive intensity brings a former All-Star to the team that can play a significant role in helping lead Miami into a new, exciting era in Heat basketball....
Chicago Sun-Times Jul 17, 2014

Loss of Luol Deng hurt Bulls more than you think

Tom Thibodeau still has some work to do. About 19 points per game of work to do. That’s what was missing for the Bulls coach when Luol Deng was traded to Cleveland last January, and after a flurry of offseason moves over the last month, that could still be missing when training camp starts in October.

ASK IRA: Was Deng over Lance a prudent Heat choice?

Q: Considering Lance Stephenson's contract starts at less than Luol Deng's, why didn't the Heat go with Stephenson? -- Arturo.
Miami Herald Jul 15, 2014

Miami Heat excited as ‘warrior’ Luol Deng officially signs

The Heat signed free agent Luol Deng on Tuesday, and Pat Riley didn’t understate the move, which helped the team salvage its roster after losing LeBron James.
Miami Herald Jul 15, 2014

Luol Deng signs 2-year deal with Heat

Luol Deng has signed a $20 million, two-year contract with the Miami Heat.
Miami Herald Jul 15, 2014

Heat officially bring in Deng

The Miami Heat signed forward Luol Deng on Tuesday.
Hot Hot Hoops Jul 15, 2014

Luol Deng signing is official

Luol Deng officially signed with the Miami Heat to the contract he agreed to days ago. The Miami Heat officially announced the signing of free agent forward Luol Deng. Deng's contract is believed to be 2 years at $20 million with a player option after the first year. Here's the official press release: HEAT Signs Luol Deng MIAMI, June 15 - The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Luol Deng. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Signing Luol Deng is one of the most important free agent signings that we have ever had in the history of the franchise," said...

Heat president Pat Riley calls Luol Deng one of biggest signings in team history

Getting Luol Deng was big for Miami in the wake of losing LeBron James, but team president Pat Riley took it a step further. When the team officially announced Deng’s signing, which was reported over the weekend, Riley called it “one of the most important free agent signings that we have ever had in the history of the franchise.” Here is the rest of his statement: “He is a proven All-Star and quintessential team player, both as a scorer, as well as an All-NBA defender. He brings the attitude of a warrior and competes every single night against the very, very best. [More]
Hot Hot Hoops Jul 15, 2014

Exclusive: Riley, Spoelstra, Elisburg dine with newly signed Luol Deng

Anonymous source tips off HHH on identity of "mystery" player. Late last night, grainy photos of what appeared to be Miami Heat president Pat Riley and coach Erik Spoelstra at a restaurant appeared online raising the question of which NBA player they were wooing next. Was it Eric Bledsoe? No, not exactly. Thanks to an anonymous tipper who found this image on Instagram, Heat team officials were actually celebrating the signing of their newest starting small forward Luol Deng. Heat general manager Andy Elisburg was also present, and has been instrumental in helping acquire top talent and...
Hot Hot Hoops Jul 15, 2014

Deng's Agent Explains Picking the Heat

Luol Deng's agent speaks out about why his client chose the team he's despised in the past. It was a wild free agency period, one that was basically on standstill until the first major domino - LeBron James - made his announcement to join the Cleveland Cavaliers. But Luol Deng was a hot commodity as well and he had various options (including Washington, Atlanta, Dallas and Phoenix) on the table before choosing to sign a 2-year deal worth $20 million to join the Miami Heat. What made the Heat the best fit for Deng? According to his agent, it was a sense of familiarity with what the 9-year...

Heat’s post-LeBron roster nearly complete | Video

Pat Riley is facing quite the challenge after losing LeBron James. Miami needs to restrain long-term spending so it can be a player for elite talent in July 2016, but it also is unwilling to simply scrap the next two seasons. Riley is walking that tightrope with ease. Miami agreed to two-year deals Sunday with two-time All-Star Luol Deng and starting point guard Mario Chalmers. That gives the Heat a viable starting five of Chalmers, Dwyane Wade, Deng, Josh McRoberts and Chris...
Chicago Sun-Times Jul 13, 2014

Luol Deng agrees to 2-year, $20 million deal with Heat

Free agent forward Luol Deng agreed Sunday to a $20 million, two-year deal with the Miami Heat, said Herb Rudoy, one of Deng’s agents. The deal includes a player option for the 2015-16 season, Rudoy said. 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...
Chicago Sun-Times Jul 13, 2014

Pau Gasol might not be most exciting player, but versatility will help Bulls

We were waiting to see where LeBron James would take his talents, and now we know: Sweet home, Cleveland. And the rest of the NBA abruptly falls into place. Former Bulls and Cavaliers forward Luol Deng goes to the Heat for $20 million for two years. Chandler Parsons hits up the Mavericks for almost $50 million. Trevor Ariza goes to the Rockets for big bucks. Carmelo Anthony dangles himself, says it’s not about money, then returns to the Knicks for gazillions. And...

Heat sign Luol Deng, bring back Mario Chalmers, Birdman

He won't be asked to be LeBron James. For that loss, there is no replacement part. But Sunday's addition of Luol Deng makes the Miami Heat closer to whole than might have been expected after James' Friday's free-agency move to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Heat sign Luol Deng, bring back Mario Chalmers, Birdman

Pat Riley continues furious Heat makeover in wake of LeBron James free-agency move back to Cavaliers. Heat 2014-15 roster coming into greater clarity, headlined by Bosh, Wade, Deng.

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