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After drafting Marquis Teague at the 29th pick Thursday night at the 2012 NBA Draft, Chicago Bulls GM Gar Forman addressed the rumors of Luol Deng and says that they were never shopping the All-Star small forward.
Deng was brought up in trade rumors during draft week, with rumors of him heading to the Golden State Warriors. However, according to ESPN Chicago, the Bulls made no serious efforts to trade him.
“Were we actively shopping our players? Absolutely not,” Forman said. “Are there conversations? All 30 teams have conversations about everybody on their roster. But we like the core of this team, and it’s our job to continue to try to put pieces around Derrick (Rose) and some of the other core guys and try to continue to trend up.”
Deng said he didn’t mind if he was traded, but luckily for him, he gets to stay where he wants in Chitown. I think it is smart anyways for Chicago to do this. He is their best player right now with Derrick Rose out.
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Meeting w/Omer Asik in a few minutes -- tell him how much you want him to be in Houston! He will see your msg live - include #Asik2Houston
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