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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%: 98/74 | Average Draft Position: 74.01
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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.


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.