It had been reported Deng would not take a discount to join the Heat. With only Norris Cole, Shabazz Napier, a newly re-signed Chris Bosh and free agent signees Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger on the roster, that may not be necessary. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported Deng was looking for a contract worth $12-13 million per year over four or five years.
Last season, Deng averaged 16 points and 5.7 rebounds per game in 63 games with the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Miami Heat have had talks with Luol Deng's representatives after LeBron James' decision, I'm told. Story TK.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 11, 2014
- Alex Hampl