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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%: 96/73 | Average Draft Position: 73.88
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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.


Heat SF Luol Deng (hand) will not return Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) Heat small forward Luol Deng will not return to Wednesday's game against the Hawks due to a bruised right hand, the team announced.

Deng suffered a hard fall in the first half and did not start the second half, and the announcement came early in the third quarter. He finishes Wednesday's game with five points on 1 of 3 shooting in 17 minutes as well as three rebounds and one steal. The Heat are set to play again Friday in Milwaukee.


Heat SF Luol Deng scores team-high 26 vs. Hornets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Heat small forward Luol Deng scored a team-high 26 points on 10 of 14 shooting, including 2 of 3 shooting from three-point range, in Sunday's 94-93 win over the Hornets.

Deng came up with a big defensive rebound with less than 30 seconds after the Heat took the lead, but a turnover allowed the Hornets one final shot at the win, an opportunity on which they couldn't capitalize. The small forward also racked up eight rebounds, three assists and one block in 38 minutes in the win. The Heat will look for their third straight win Tuesday against the Warriors.


Heat Fs Luol Deng, Josh McRoberts set to play Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) Heat coach Erik Spoelstra confirmed that forwards Luol Deng (wrist) and Josh McRoberts (toe) are expected to play Thursday against the Clippers, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Center Justin Hamilton, who's questionable for the game, is available if needed as well. Guard Dwyane Wade will miss Thursday's game.


Report: Two in, one out for Heat for Thursday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (hamstring) has been ruled out by Erik Spoelstra and is set to miss the Thursday night game against the Clippers, but teammates Luol Deng (wrist) and Josh McRoberts (toe) are expected to play, per the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Deng, who had been considered doubtful, expressed hopefulness that he would be green-lighted for action.


Heat forward Luol Deng goes through shootaround Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) Heat forward Luol Deng (wrist) went through shootaround Thursday morning, increasing his chances of playing against the Clippers. Deng sat out Monday's game against the Nets.

If Deng suits up Thursday, he will be facing a Clippers team allowing 101.4 points per game and allowing opponents to shoot 45.7 percent from the field. Deng is averaging 16.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 18 career games against the Clippers.


Heat's Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng doubtful for Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade and small forward Luol Deng are doubtful to play Thursday against the Clippers, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Coach Erik Spoelstra said that neither player was able to participate in the contact portion of practice Wednesday. Wade would be missing his fourth straight game with a hamstring injury, while Deng is set to miss his second straight game with wrist soreness.


Trio of Heat players questionable for Thursday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Heat power forward Josh McRoberts (toe) practiced in full Wednesday while teammates Luol Deng (wrist) and Dwyane Wade (hamstring) were limited. All three are questionable for the Thursday game against the Clippers.

McRoberts and Wade have not participated in game action since Nov. 12. Deng missed the last game with his ailment.


Heat forward Danny Granger replaces Luol Deng in starting lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) Heat forward Danny Granger will make his season debut Monday.

The team announced Granger will replace Luol Deng in the starting lineup as Deng recovers from a wrist injury.

Granger has not played during the 2014-15 season due to a hamstring injury.


Heat list forward Luol Deng as questionable Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) Heat forward Luol Deng was added to the team’s injury report with a sore wrist, reports the Sun Sentinel.

As a result, Deng is listed as questionable for Monday’s game at Brooklyn.

Heat SF Luol Deng explodes for 30 points in win Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) Heat small forward Luol Deng scored a season-high 30 points on 13 of 19 shooting, including 4 of 9 shooting from behind the arc, in his team's 105-96 win over the Mavericks Sunday.

Deng easily surpassed his previous scoring high while leading his team to a big road win. He also managed to rack up five rebounds, four assists and one steal in 36 minutes Sunday. The Heat's next test comes Wednesday against the Pacers.


Heat forward Luol Deng ready to go Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) Heat forward Luol Deng will play Wednesday against the Hornets, according to the Charlotte Observer.

Deng battled an arm injury during Tuesday's game, and was initially considered questionable for Wednesday. He'll attempt to play through the issue for now. 


Heat F Luol Deng questionable for Wednesday's game


(11/5/2014) After suffering an arm injury during Tuesday’s loss to Houston, Heat forward Luol Deng is questionable for Wednesday’s game at Charlotte, according to the Sun Sentinel.

The injury prevented Deng from playing in the fourth quarter. He is averaging 14.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists for the Heat.


Heat F Luol Deng sits out fourth quarter with wrist pain


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2014) Heat coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters forward Luol Deng dealt with wrist pain in the second half of Tuesday's 108-91 defeat to Houston, according to the Sun Sentinel.

Deng shot 3 of 9 from the field, including 1 of 1 from downtown, and 4 of 6 from the free throw line. He was not made available in the fourth quarter, finishing the game with 11 points, one rebound and one steal while logging 23 minutes of game action. He is averaging 14.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists through his first four games.


Heat F Luol Deng getting more comfortable offensively


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2014) Heat forward Luol Deng has upped his scoring from 12 points in the opener, to 15 points in Game 2, to 18 points in Sunday's win over the Raptors.

"I think that I am ahead [of schedule] but it’s only been three games," Deng told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. "I really think that it will get better as the season goes on. I’m just starting to play the game and not think too much … You’re at your best when you’re just reacting."

Coach Erik Spoelstra said he wants Deng "to be aggressive and feel involved. A large part of that is ball movement and getting him in certain situations and recognizing him on cuts and when he’s moving in the paint. We do have to get him involved occasionally with specific actions but he’s a player who really thrives on that type of ball movement."

Deng plays the Rockets on Tuesday night.

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.