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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%: 94/54 | Average Draft Position: 73.99
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Heat unveil lengthy injury report for Tuesday's game vs. Spurs


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5:03 pm ET) The Heat have six players listed as questionable, probable or doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Spurs, reports the Miami Herald.

The following players are listed as questionable: Chris Andersen (calf), Michael Beasley (elbow), Luol Deng (knee) and Hassan Whiteside (hand).

Meanwhile, guard Dwyane Wade is considered probable with a knee issue, while guard Shabazz Napier is doubtful with a hip injury.


Heat F Luol Deng suffers left knee contusion during Sunday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Heat forward Luol Deng was forced to exit Sunday's game against the Pistons after he sustained a left knee contusion, the team announced.

Deng has been ruled out for the remainder of the game. Deng played 18 minutes and scored four points before leaving with the injury.

After the game, coach Erik Spoelstra said Deng bruised his knee a few days ago and he re-aggravated it Sunday, reports the Palm Beach Post.


Heat forward Luol Deng doubles up Hawks in losing effort


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Heat small forward Luol Deng scored 17 points on 7 of 15 shooting, including 0 of 4 from 3-point range, in Miami's 99-86 loss to the Hawks Friday.

Deng also pulled down 10 rebounds, leading to his first double-double since late January and fourth overall on the season. Deng also added one block, one assist and one steal to his totals.


Luol Deng becoming three-point threat again for Heat


(3/19/2015) Heat forward Luol Deng has reemerged as a three-point weapon this season, shooting 38 percent from long distance, his best since 2009-10, reports the Sun Sentinel.

"I'm going with the system, to be honest," Deng said. "It's just how we play here. When we move the ball, we've got to fill in spots. If you're a long-range shooter, it kind of opens the floor."

With Dwyane Wade and recently acquired Goran Dragic drawing defenders, Deng has been open for more three-point opportunities.

Overall, Deng is averaging 14.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.


Heat clear Luol Deng (quad), Hassan Whiteside (ankle) to play Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) The Heat announced forward Luol Deng and center Hassan Whiteside will start in Monday's game against the Celtics.

Deng has been dealing with a quad issue, which caused him to miss the last two games. An ankle issue caused Whiteside to miss Saturday's contest.

The Heat are 2 1/2-point favorites.


Heat list Dragic, Deng, Whiteside as game-time decisions Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) The Heat are listing guard Goran Dragic (back), forward Luol Deng (quad) and center Hassan Whiteside (ankle) as game-time decisions for Monday's game against the Celtics, reports the Palm Beach Post.

All three players missed Saturday's win over the Kings with their injuries. The Heat are 3-point favorites at home against the Celtics.


Heat F Luol Deng (thigh) ruled out vs. Sacramento


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) Heat forward Luol Deng will not play Saturday night at home against Sacramento because of a right thigh contusion, per the team's official website.

Deng has now missed back-to-back games with the issue. Udonis Haslem is a candidate to draw the start in his place. Deng is averaging 14.6 points and 5.0 rebounds per contest this season.

Miami is a 4 1/2-point home favorite, per VegasInsider.com.


Heat's Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng ruled out against Wizards


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) The Heat announced that guard Dwyane Wade and forward Luol Deng will not play against the Wizards Friday night. 

Wade has a sore right hip and Deng has a right thigh contusion. 

The depleted Heat will likely see a lot of minutes from Tyler Johnson, who is starting. Goran Dragic will likely be asked to contribute a lot more than normal. 


Heat F Luol Deng (thigh) downgraded to doubtful


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Heat coach Erik Spoelstra announced that forward Luol Deng has been downgraded to doubtful for Friday night's game against the Wizards due to his thigh injury, according to the Miami Herald

Deng sustained a deep thigh bruise during Wednesday's 100-94 win over the Lakers. 

Forward Chris Andersen and guard Mario Chalmers are questionable. 


Heat list Deng, Andersen, Chalmers questionable at Washington


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) The Heat listed Luol Deng, Chris Andersen and Mario Chalmers all questionable for Friday's contest against the Wizards in Washington, per the team's official website.

Deng is dealing with a deep thigh bruise, while Chalmers and Andersen are both dealing with what the Heat are calling "general soreness."

Miami is a 5-point underdog at Washington, per VegasInsider.com.


Heat SF Luol Deng dealing with deep thigh bruise


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Heat small forward Luol Deng was treated for a deep thigh bruise after Wednesday's 100-94 win over the Lakers, ESPN.com reports.

Deng played 35 minutes in the win, scoring 15 points on 5 of 11 shooting but missing all four of his three-point attempts. He also hauled in six rebounds in the win. The team is off Thursday before facing the Wizards Friday.

Deng will likely be re-evaluated in the morning to check on whether he's dealing with extensive swelling in the thigh.


Heat's Luol Deng dealing with sore neck, not in concussion protocol


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) Heat small forward Luol Deng was not required to enter the NBA concussion protocol after taking a shot to his head and neck area in Wednesday's game. Although he was able to return to the game, Deng said Friday his neck is still sore, but is expected to play in Miami's game against the Pelicans.

Deng is averaging 14.6 points and 5.1 rebounds in 50 games this season.


Heat SF Luol Deng scores team-high 21 vs. Magic


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) Heat small forward Luol Deng scored a team-high 21 points on 8 of 14 shooting in his team's 93-90 overtime win over the Magic Wednesday.

Deng suffered an apparent head or neck injury during the game, being struck in that area on a teammate's block attempt, but he was able to return to the game after being checked out by a trainer on the bench. He finished with seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 40 minutes of action.

The Heat will square off with the Pelicans in New Orleans Friday.


Heat forward Luol Deng scores 29 points in win Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Heat forward Luol Deng scored 29 points on a blistering 11 of 14 shooting from the field, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range, in Miami's 119-108 win over the 76ers Monday.

"I know my game now," said Deng. "I don't try to do too much with the ball. As long as the ball moves, we're a better team. ... We're at our best when the ball is moving."

Deng also added three rebounds and two assists to his totals. It was Deng's seventh double figure scoring night in his last eight. It was also his first 20-plus point game in over a month.


Heat expect Luol Deng to start Tuesday at Detroit


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2015) The Heat announced forward Luol Deng is expected to start in Tuesday's game at Detroit.

Deng has missed the last three games while dealing with a calf injury. Coach Erik Spoelstra said Deng's minutes might be shortened, reports Pistons.com.  In 41 games, Deng is averaging 14.3 points and 5.0 rebounds.

The Heat are 4-point underdogs.


Heat F Luol Deng, F Shawne Williams deemed game-time calls


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2015) Heat forward Luol Deng was able to participate in morning shootaround, and has been labeled a game-time decision for Tuesday's contest against Detroit. However, Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel expects Deng back in the starting lineup. Deng has missed the last three games because of a calf injury. In 41 games, he is averaging 14.3 points and 5.0 rebounds.

Meanwhile, Shawne Williams was unable to take part in the shootaround, but was also labeled a game-time call. He has missed the last two practices due to a hip issue.

Miami is a 3-point underdog at Detroit.


Heat's Luol Deng making progress from calf injury


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2015) Heat forward Luol Deng was able to participate in Monday's practice and is questionable for Tuesday's game at Detroit, the team announced.

Deng has missed the last three games because of a calf injury, but said the injury is almost healed.

"It was a lot better today," Deng said, per the team. "Now we just have to see how it feels tomorrow morning."


Heat's Luol Deng expects to play Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/1/2015) While Heat forward Luol Deng is close to returning from a calf injury, he was held out of Sunday's win over the Celtics.

After the game, Deng said he felt good enough to play and is expecting to play in Tuesday's game at Detroit, reports The Palm Beach Post.

Deng has missed the last three games while dealing with a calf injury. In 41 games, he is averaging 14.3 points and 5.0 rebounds.


Heat rule Luol Deng out of Sunday's game at Boston


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/1/2015) Heat forward Luol Deng has been ruled out of Sunday's game at Boston.

It will be the third straight game Deng has missed while dealing with a calf injury. Coach Erik Spoelstra said Deng was close to returning, but has to be 100 percent before he returns. Forwards Danny Granger and James Ennis are expected to see an increased role.

The Heat are 3 1/2-point underdogs.


Heat's Luol Deng could play Sunday, Dwyane Wade out


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2015) Heat small forward Luol Deng (calf) traveled with the team Saturday and could play in Sunday's game against the Celtics, the Palm Beach Post reports.

Deng has missed the team's last two games due to a sore calf, but it appears he won't be sidelined for much longer. Shooting guard Dwyane Wade (hamstring) did not travel with the team to Boston and remains out indefinitely.


Heat rule Wade, Deng out vs. Mavericks; Andersen available


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) 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.