It had been reported Deng would not take a discount to join the Heat. With only Norris Cole, Shabazz Napier, a newly re-signedChris Bosh and free agent signeesJosh 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.
- Alex Hampl