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The Cleveland Cavaliers are one of two teams who are reportedly expressing high levels of interest in Chicago Bulls small forward Luol Deng.
ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that the Cavaliers join the Washington Wizards as teams who could potentially acquire the All-Star small forward. The Wizards, owner of the No. 3 pick, would reportedly have to move it to Chicago along with center Emeka Okafor due to salary-matching reasons.
While there is no word on what, if anything, the Cavaliers have offered Chicago for Deng’s services, acquiring the swingman would provide at least a one-year upgrade at the small forward position. Given that the Wizards would be trading away the No. 3 pick, and the Cavaliers have reportedly received calls regarding their No. 1 selection, it is not far-fetched to imagine that the first-overall pick is in play. The team has also reportedly been in talks for Boston small forward Paul Pierce.
Deng, 28, is coming off of a solid season where he averaged 16.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for the Bulls. In the last year of his contract, Deng is set to make $14.3 million. The notoriously tight Bulls have dangled his name out in the trade market for several seasons, but have yet to execute a deal.
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The Chicago Bulls have begun contract extension talks with Luol Deng.
Deng has one season and $14.3 million remaining on his contract.
Deng's agent had talks with the Bulls after their elimination from the playoffs and plan on resuming discussions in the near future.
The Bulls are conscious of how their roster will be constructed in relation to the luxury tax.
According to a report, the Chicago Bulls are discussing a deal that would send Luol Deng to the Washington Wizards for the No. 3 pick in Thursday's NBA draft.
Three weeks have passed since my last draft projections, and it seems as if there has been a lot of shuffling amongst draft experts in regards to players in the top-10, and even questions with who will go No. 1 overall.
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The Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards have held discussions on a trade of Luol Deng for the No. 3 overall pick.
The Wizards would likely need to include Emeka Okafor, who would have to formally opt into his contract for next season for the trade to go trhough.
The Cleveland Cavaliers also have interest in Deng, according to sources.
The Bulls are trying to gauge the trade value of Deng.
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After reports came out over the weekend that the Cleveland Cavaliers were interested in making a trade for Paul Pierce, there is now speculation that they may be looking at other options at the same position. Former ESPN employee, Ric Bucher, is reporting that the Cavaliers have an interest in Chicago Bulls’ small forward Luol [...]
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