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 Golden State Warriors Interested In Luol Deng

With the season over, and draft day quickly approaching, many rumblings around the league are starting to leak out.  The latest talk regarding the Bulls happens to center around All-Star small forward, Luol Deng. The Bulls top priority this off season is re-signing their restricted free agent big man, Omer Asik.  As suitors line up, such as BostonCleveland and Houston, the Bulls plan to match any offer.  According to reports, the Bulls are open to moving their 8-year vet, Deng, in an attempt to clear cap space to remain under the luxury tax.  Deng is currently the third highest paid player on the roster behind Carlos Boozer and Derrick Rose.

Although talks have not yet began, the Golden State Warriors plan to reach out to Chicago in regards to an offer for Luol Deng.  Golden State holds the 7th pick in the draft which may lure the Bulls front office who is looking to extend their backcourt.  According to CSN Chicago, Damien Lillard (Weber State), who is “widely regarded as the best point-guard in the draft” will likely still be available and may be of interest to the Bulls.  In addition to the pick, the Warriors would like to void themselves of Richard Jefferson or Andris Biedrins’ hefty contracts.  Richard Jefferson is owed $21.2 million over two years and Biedrins $18 million over two years – both cheaper than the near $28 million Luol Deng will earn over the same two years. Talks are expected to pick up next week.

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