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9 Luol Deng SF
Height/Weight: 6-9/220 | Birthdate: 4/16/1985 | Birthplace: Wau, Sudan | Team: Miami Heat | College: Duke | NBA Experience: 10 | Owned/Started%: 96/55 | Average Draft Position: 73.93
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Heat rule Wade, Deng out vs. Mavericks; Andersen available


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12:38 pm ET) The Heat announced guard Dwyane Wade (hamsting) and forward Luol Deng (calf) will be held out of Friday's game against the Mavericks.

Wade strained his hamstring during Tuesday's game and coach Erik Spoelstra said Wade did not receive an MRI on the hamstring and will receive treatment, reports Bleacher Report. He did not offer a timetable on Wade's return. James Ennis will see an increased role while Wade is out.

Meanwhile, the Heat expect center Chris Andersen to return in Friday’s contest. Andersen missed Tuesday's game while dealing with elbow and back issues.


Heat rule Andersen, Deng out of Tuesday's game vs. Bucks


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) The Heat announced center Chris Andersen and forward Luol Deng have been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Bucks.

Andersen is dealing with an elbow and back issue, while Deng is suffering from a calf injury. Center Hassan Whiteside will most likely replace Andersen in the starting lineup. Forwards Danny Granger and James Ennis could be in line for more playing time with Deng out.

The Heat are 2-point favorites.


Heat's Andersen questionable, Deng doubtful for Tuesday's game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) Heat forward Chris Andersen (elbow, back) did not participate in shootaround Tuesday and is listed as a game-time decision against the Bucks. Forward Luol Deng also missed shootaround due to a sore calf, but he is being listed as doubtful to play Tuesday.

Heat forward Luol Deng says return to Chicago will be 'emotional'


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2015) When Heat forward Luol Deng returns to Chicago for the first time as an opponent of the Bulls on Sunday, he said it will be an emotional experience, reports the Sun Sentinel.

"Obviously, I was there since I just turned 19. I left at 28, so I was there a long time. So there's definitely going to be emotion," Deng said.

Deng was drafted by the Bulls in 2004 and spent the first 10 seasons of his career there before being traded to Cleveland last season. While he has already played against the Bulls twice, returning to the United Center will be the emotional part for Deng.

"The guys who used to park the cars, the security guards who where there since Day 1, the lady who takes care of the family room, that's going to be the emotional part," he said.

In 40 games for the Heat, Deng is averaging 14.3 points and 4.9 rebounds.


Heat forward Luol Deng scores team-high 23 points in win Friday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Heat forward Luol Deng scored a team-high 23 points on 9 of 13 shooting in Miami's 89-87 win over the Pacers Friday. Deng also did well on the boards, grabbing five rebounds and dished out three assists for Miami.

It was Deng's second game in his last three scoring at least 20 points in a game. In his last four, Deng is averaging 18.8 points.


Heat's Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng in starting lineup Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade and small forward Luol Deng are in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Pacers.

Both players have been dealing with illnesses, and Wade was listed as questionable for Friday's game, while Deng was considered probable.

The Heat are 3 1/2-point home favorites against the Pacers.


Heat SF Luol Deng on track to return on Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Heat small forward Luol Deng is expected to return to action Friday night against Indiana, reports the Sun Sentinel. Deng managed to play 29 minutes Tuesday after being deemed a game-time decision due to an illness. He sat out the second game of a back-to-back set the following day against Charlotte. He is averaging 11.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists in eight January games.

Miami is a 4-point home favorite against Indiana, according to VegasInsider.com.


Heat's Luol Deng, Hassan Whiteside to miss Wednesday's game


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) Heat small forward Luol Deng (illness) and center Hassan Whiteside (ankle) are not traveling with the team to Charlotte for Wednesday's game against the Hornets, the team announced.

Deng managed to play 29 minutes Tuesday after being deemed a gametime decision due to his illness, scoring eight points on 2 of 6 shooting. His absence against the Hornets could lead to a bigger role for Shawne Williams, who played seven minutes Tuesday.

Whiteside suffered an ankle sprain in the first half of Tuesday's game after jumping out to a hot start, scoring 10 of his team's first 15 points. The team relied on Chris Andersen and Udonis Haslem at the center position after Whiteside's injury with center Justin Hamilton inactive for the game.


Heat SF Luol Deng set to play Tuesday vs. Thunder


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) Heat small forward Luol Deng (illness) will play Tuesday against the Thunder, the Miami Herald reports.

Deng was a gametime decision for Tuesday's game while dealing with an illness. He has averaged 14.2 points and 4.9 rebounds in 38 games. The Heat will also have shooting guard Dwyane Wade (hamstring) and power forward Chris Andersen (illness) available Tuesday.

Miami is an 8-point underdog at home against Oklahoma City.


Heat SF Luol Deng a gametime decision Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) Heat small forward Luol Deng is a gametime decision for Tuesday's game against the Thunder, the Miami Herald reports.

Deng is at the arena Tuesday despite dealing with an illness and will presumably be re-evaluated before the opening tip. He has averaged 14.2 points and 4.9 rebounds in 38 games.

Miami is an 8-point home underdog against Oklahoma City Tuesday.


Heat's Wade, Deng listed as questionable Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) While Heat guard Dwyane Wade was able to participate in shootaround, his status for Tuesday’s game against the Thunder is unclear.

Wade missed the last two games with a hamstring injury. Coach Erik Spoelstra said Wade responded well to the shootaround and his playing status will be a game-time decision. Guards Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole and are expected to see an increased role if Wade is out.

Forward Luol Deng was not at the team's shootaround Tuesday and is also questionable. Deng is suffering from an illness which also caused him to miss Monday's practice. Forwards James Ennis and Danny Granger could be in line for more playing if Deng cannot play.

The Heat are 7 1/2-point underdogs.


Report: Heat F Luol Deng misses Monday's practice due to illness


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2015) Heat forward Luol Deng was not at Monday’s practice due to an illness, reports The Palm Beach Post.

His status for Tuesday’s game against the Thunder has not been determined. In 38 games, he is averaging 14.2 points and 4.9 rebounds.


Heat SF Luol Deng scores 25 points vs. Kings Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2015) Heat small forward Luol Deng scored 25 points on 11 of 18 shooting in his team's 95-83 win over the Kings Friday.

Deng's 25 points represented his highest scoring total in January, and he hasn't topped 25 points since the end of November. He had scored 10 points or less in five straight games before posting a 19-point performance Wednesday and following it up with Friday's outburst. Deng also tallied six rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks in 37 minutes in the win. He'll square off with the Thunder Tuesday.


Report: Heat not interested in trading Luol Deng


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2015) While the Heat were contacted by the Grizzlies to gauge their interest in trading Luol Deng, a source indicated the talks ended there, reports the Sun Sentinel.

Coach Erik Spoelstra also said there was nothing to the report involving Deng, reports The Palm Beach Post. Deng said he is happy with the Heat and does not want to leave.


Report: Grizzlies eyeing Luol Deng, Jeff Green


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2015) The Grizzlies are looking to trade for Heat forward Luol Deng or Celtics forward Jeff Green, according to ESPN.

No trade is imminent, but Memphis is searching hard for an upgrade. Green is expected to be dealt prior to the deadline, as the Celtics are looking toward the future. Green is averaging 17.9 points per game.

It's unclear whether Deng will be made available. The Heat are five games under .500, and Deng is under contract for an additional season. He's averaging 14.3 points per game.

It's believed that Memphis would include Tayshaun Prince's $7.7 million expiring contract in any deal. The team would also likely give up future draft picks. 


Heat keeping Chalmers-Wade-Deng-Andersen-Bosh starting lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/30/2014) Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said he will stay with the starting lineup of Mario Chalmers, Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, Chris Andersen and Chris Bosh going forward, according to The Palm Beach Post. Spoelstra used the same starting lineup during a 102-101 loss Monday against the Magic. 

The team's most frequent lineup this season has been Bosh, Deng, Wade, Norris Cole and Shawne Williams.


Heat SF Luol Deng scores team-high 23 vs. Celtics


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Heat small forward Luol Deng scored a team-high 23 points on 9 of 15 shooting in his team's 100-84 win over the Celtics Sunday.

Deng's 15 shot attempts were his second highest total of the season and came on a night where Dwyane Wade was sidelined with a knee contusion. The small forward also kicked in three rebounds, two steals and one assist in 36 minutes of action. The Heat will square off with the 76ers Tuesday.


Injuries leave Heat reeling from frontcourt injuries


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) The Heat's post-LeBron plans were based heavily on a frontcourt tandem of Chris Bosh and Josh McRoberts, the team's two biggest signings of the free agency period. However, with Chris Bosh dealing with a calf strain and Josh McRoberts set for season-ending knee surgery, those plans have gone awry, and Fantasy owners are left to sort through the pieces.

The Heat are used to playing without McRoberts, who was just ninth on the team in minutes played through the first 23 games of the season. However, Fantasy owners were starting to get excited about his return to health, since few big men can produce quite like McRoberts does. He was averaging 4.0 assists and 1.0 3-pointers per-36 minutes, but at least the Heat have an in-house option to replace him in the form of Shawne Williams. Williams averaged 12.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.6 3-pointers per game through the first 10, which McRoberts mostly missed with injuries.

Finding someone to replace Bosh will be a bigger test, though it is likely one the team won't have to deal with for too long. Bosh acknowledged his calf injury could cost him a few weeks Monday, though that seems like a worst-case scenario. For the time being, Justin Hamilton and Chris Andersen are likely to see larger roles, but neither warrants more than a cursory glance in deeper Fantasy leagues for the time being.

For Fantasy Week 8, you might want to slip Williams, Luol Deng and Mario Chalmers into your starting lineups, especially with Dwyane Wade fighting an illness. Long term, however, it remains to be seen just how the Heat will deal with these injuries. 


Heat SF Luol Deng doubles up vs. Bulls


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Heat small forward Luol Deng scored 17 points on 6 of 14 shooting while grabbing 10 rebounds in his team's 93-75 loss to the Bulls Sunday.

Deng's double-double was just his second of the season and comes courtesy of a matchup with his former team. His 17 points earned him a share of his team's scoring lead, and he also kicked in two blocks, one assist and one steal in 33 minutes. The Heat will square off with the Nets Tuesday.


Deng, Cole, McRoberts in Heat starting lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Heat guard Norris Cole (illness) and forwards Luol Deng (hand) and Josh McRoberts (illness) are all in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Grizzlies. All three players were deemed questionable to play earlier in the day.

Heat's Deng, Cole, McRoberts questionable Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Heat guard Norris Cole (illness) and forwards Luol Deng (hand) and Josh McRoberts (illness) are all questionable for Sunday's game in Memphis, the team announced.

Deng has missed one game with a bruised right hand, while Cole has been sidelined two games with his illness. McRoberts played 22 minutes in the team's last game Friday.


Heat rule forward Luol Deng out Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) The Heat ruled forward Luol Deng out of Friday’s game at Milwaukee.

Deng sustained a hand injury during Wednesday’s loss to the Hawks and was not able to finish the game.


'Still a lot of swelling' in Luol Deng's bruised hand


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2014) Heat forward Luol Deng said there's "still a lot of swelling" in his right hand, which he bruised Wednesday against the Hawks, reports the South Florida Sun Sentinel. "We're going to see how it feels in a little bit, give it a couple of days and then see," he told the paper.

Deng is listed as questionable for Friday's game at Milwaukee, but the paper mentioned Sunday's game in Memphis as a more realistic target. Deng has bone bruises on his thumb and index finger. X-rays came back negative, but a possible MRI has been delayed due to the swelling, the report said.

Deng wore what he called a "heavy wrap" during Thursday's light practice, the paper said.


Heat forward Luol Deng practices Thursday, will go on road trip


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2014) Heat forward Luol Deng, who suffered a bruised right hand Wednesday against the Hawks, was limited in practice Thursday.

Coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters Deng's hand is sore, but he will travel with the team on its upcoming five-game road trip, which begins Friday at Milwaukee.


X-rays clean on Heat SF Luol Deng's hand


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) X-rays on the injured hand of Heat small forward Luol Deng have come back negative, the team announced.

Deng suffered a bruised hand in the first half Wednesday and didn't play at all in the second half, but it appears he's avoided serious injury. His status for Friday's game against the Bucks is up in the air.