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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%: 98/79 | Average Draft Position: 73.02
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Heat SF Luol Deng strains foot Wednesday, returns to game


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2014) Heat small forward Luol Deng suffered a slight right foot strain in Wednesday's season opener against the Wizards. Deng was listed as likely to return by the team and quickly made his way back into action.

Heat forward Luol Deng believes 3-point shooting will improve


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2014) Heat forward Luol Deng is just a career 32.9 percent shooter from 3-point range, but the veteran forward expects his conversion rate to rise in his first year with the Heat, according to The Palm Beach Post.

"My 3 is definitely a lot better," he said. "It’s one part of my game I really want to focus on and bring back. It opens the floor so much and it fits this system so well. So I’m staying behind after practice and coming in at night just because I really want to focus on opening the floor."

Deng's previous career best (min. 100 attempts) from 3-point range was 36.7 percent. Last year, he shot 30.2 percent from downtown, but he said he is "definitely" better than that.

"My whole thing is I want to be consistent with it," he said. "It’s been up and down, but I believe I’m a better shooter than (30.2 percent). The main thing is to wash out everything I’ve done in the past. This is a new year and I’m just trying to be the best I can."


Heat forward Loul Deng to sit Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) Heat forward Luol Deng will sit Friday against the Grizzlies. 

Deng is dealing with lower back tightness, and will not go. The issue is not expected to keep him out of action once the regular season begins. 


James Ennis expected to work behind Luol Deng at SF


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) The Miami Herald reported that James Ennis will be playing most of his minutes at small forward, behind Luol Deng to start the season. Ennis was acquired by the Heat in a draft-day trade last year. The 24-year-old spent last season playing in Australia. 

Luol Deng signs two-year deal with Miami


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2014) Free agent forward Luol Deng has agreed on a two-year, $20 million contract with the Miami Heat on Sunday, according to CBSSports.com NBA Insider Ken Berger. Deng averaged 5.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game last season between the Bulls and the Cavaliers.

Kyle Lowry and Luol Deng might be out of Miami's price range


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Two of Miami's top free agent targets may be financially out of reach, according to multiple reports. ESPN reports that Luol Deng won't be willing to go under his market value to join the Heat, and the starting point of the Raptors' talks with Kyle Lowry is said to be in the $12 million range.

Neither of those seems like a doable scenarios for Miami considering LeBron James reportedly wants a max deal and they still have to find reasonable numbers for Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. We'll never rule anything out when it comes to a dealing Pat Riley, but it's looking like Miami will have to go the cheaper/older route in free agency.

Meanwhile, NBA Insider Ken Berger reports that the Hawks, Mavericks and Clippers are in pursuit of Deng, and Lowry is supposedly a lock to return to Toronto despite fielding interest from several teams. 


Luol Deng ruled out for Cavs finale


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2014) Cavaliers forward Luol Deng has been ruled out for Wednesday's regular season finale against the Celtics, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. 

Deng played 40 games for Cleveland this season but saw a considerable dropoff in production after being traded from Chicago. He averaged just 14.3 points and 5.1 rebounds per game compared to 19.0 and 6.9 for the Bulls to start the year.

Luol Deng misses second-to-last game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014)  Cavaliers forward Luol Deng will sit out his second game in a row Saturday against the Celtics, as he continues to deal with a back injury. The Cavaliers have a few days off before their next game, the season finale against the Nets, though it is not clear if Deng is expected to be back in the lineup then. 

Luol Deng held out with back injury Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) Cavaliers forward Luol Deng is out for Friday's game against the Bucks, due to a back injury. Deng first suffered the injury last week when he was forced to leave a game, but has been trying to play through it.

Deng will likely be considered day to day moving forward, with the team's next game set for Saturday against the Celtics. 


Luol Deng scores 13 points in loss to Atlanta


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Cavaliers forward Luol Deng, who left Wednesday’s game with a strained back, returned to action on Friday against Atlanta, scoring 13 points in a 117-98 defeat.

Deng shot 4 of 13 from the floor, including 0 of 3 from downtown, and 5 of 6 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with two rebounds while logging 35 minutes of game action. He is averaging 12.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists over his last five games.

Luol Deng expected to return vs. Hawks


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Cavaliers forward Luol Deng, who left Wednesday’s game with a strained back, should be fine to play Friday night against the Hawks, the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Deng has appeared in 37 games for the Cavs this season, averaging 14.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists on 42.3 percent from the floor.

Luol Deng scores 13 in win over New York


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Cavaliers forward Luol Deng got the start Sunday and was able to score in double figures in a 106-100 win over the Knicks in New York.

In his first game back from an ankle injury, Deng scored 13 points on 5 of 8 from the floor, including 3 of 4 from 3-point land. He also contributed with four rebounds and two steals while logging 32 minutes of game action. He is averaging 18.0 points and 5.0 rebounds over his last two appearances.

Luol Deng gets the green light


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Cavaliers forward Luol Deng will play Sunday night against the Knicks, according to The Plain Dealer.

Deng missed the last three games with an ankle injury, which he suffered last week against the Clippers. He is averaging 14.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists over his first 31 games with the Cavs.

Cavaliers still holding out trio


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2014) The Cavaliers have a slew of injured players, and none will be able to make their returns Saturday against the Rockets. Coach Mike Brown told reporters prior to the game forward C.J. Miles (ankle) and Luol Deng (ankle) and guard Sergey Karasev (guard) will all sit out the game as a result of their injuries.

The trio's next chance of returning will come Sunday against the Knicks in New York.


Luol Deng not ready to return vs, Thunder


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2014) Cavaliers forward Luol Deng was ruled out for Thursday's contest against the Thunder, according to The Plain Dealer.

Deng has now missed two straight games with an ankle injury, which he suffered Sunday against the Clippers. Alonzo Gee is expected to take his spot in the starting lineup.

Deng has endured a rough stretch since being traded to Cleveland, averaging 14.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists over his first 31 games with the Cavs. His next chance to play will come Saturday against Houston.

Luol Deng ruled out Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) Cavaliers forward Luol Deng has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Heat, due to an ankle injury suffered in the team's previous game. It is not clear how long he is expected to be sidelined as a result of the injury, with the Cavaliers' next game set for Thursday against the Thunder. 

Cavaliers hit hard by injuries; three in question for Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) The Cavaliers' injury issues continue to pile up, and they could be without a bevy of rotation players Tuesday against the Heat.

Guard Kyrie Irving and forward Anthony Bennett are already ruled out for the next few weeks, and they could be joined on the bench by three more rotation players. Guards Matthew Dellavedova and forward Luol Deng and C.J. Miles are all questionable for Tuesday's game with ankle injuries, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Their statuses will be determined prior to tipoff. 


Luol Deng still looking for his shot


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) Cavaliers forward Luol Deng continues to struggle to find a comfort zone, and he had trouble getting his shot to fall yet again Wednesday against the Thunder.

Though the Cavaliers won 114-104, Deng's cold streak continued. He finished the game with 13 points on 5 of 16 shooting, including 1 of 5 from three-point range. He also did little to make up for the poor shooting, with just three rebounds and two assists to two turnovers in 37 minutes in the win.

With one game remaining on the schedule, Deng is at risk of finishing the month of February with more field-goal attempts than points scored. He is averaging 14.1 points per game in the month, but is shooting just 33.9 percent on 13.8 attempts per game.


Cavs considering dealing Luol Deng?


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) Though he's only played in 18 games for his new team, Luol Deng is the subject of the latest trade chatter, as ESPN reports multiple league sources have said that Cleveland could look to deal Deng before Thursday's deadline. The report indicates that the Cavaliers are concerned they won't be able to re-sign Deng this summer.

A free agent in June, Deng has averaged just 14.6 points on 41 percent field-goal shooting since being moved to Cleveland. 


Luol Deng finds his shot in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2014) Cavaliers forward Luol Deng shook himself out of a slump Tuesday against the Kings, as he dropped 22 points in a 109-99 win.

Deng shot the ball well overall, connecting on 9 of 17 from the field on his way to his 22 points. He also connected on 4 of 5 from three-point range, while adding three rebounds and four assists in 33 minutes.

Deng has appeared in 16 games since joining the Cavaliers, and has seen his production drop across the board. He is averaging 15.3 points, 2.3 assists and 4.9 rebounds per game with Cleveland. 


Luol Deng skips practice to rest Achilles


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2014) Cavaliers forward Luol Deng was among the nonparticipants during Monday's practice, the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. 

There hasn't been any word on whether or not Deng plans to play Tuesday when Cleveland takes on the Kings. 


Luol Deng scores nine points in return from illness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2014) Cavaliers forward Luol Deng, who missed Friday with an illness, made his return to the floor Sunday, but was held to just nine points on 4 of 9 shooting from the field, and 1 of 2 from 3-point land in a 91-83 victory over the Grizzlies.

Deng logged 32 minutes of game action in his first game back, also adding five rebounds and one steal. He has averaged 13.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists over his last four games played.

Luol Deng a late scracth vs. Wizards due to illness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/7/2014) Cavaliers forward Luol Deng was a late scratch Friday night against the Wizards because of an illness, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.

Deng has scored in double figures in all but three of his first 14 games with his new team. He has averaged 15.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals since being traded from Chicago.

The Cavaliers will return to the floor Sunday against Memphis.

Luol Deng bounces back with double-double vs. Knicks


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2014) Cavaliers forward Luol Deng, who was limited to six points his last time out, for back on track in a 117-86 loss to the Knicks in New York on Thursday.

Deng delivered a double-double with 11 boards and 13 points on 3 of 9 shooting, including 1 of 2 from downtown, and 6 of 6 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with two assists while logging 32 minutes of game action. He has averaged 11.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists over his last five games played.

Luol Deng scores just six points vs. Pelicans


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2014) Cavaliers forward Luol Deng scored just six points on 3 of 10 shooting while playing 31 minutes in his team's 100-89 loss to the Pelicans Tuesday.

Deng was questionable to play in the game after sitting out of practice Monday with Achilles soreness. He responded with one of his lowest scoring performances of the season while recording three assists, two rebounds and one steal. Deng has averaged 18.0 points and 6.1 rebounds over 33 games played.