Found July 05, 2014 on The Sideline:
David Richard-USA TODAY SportsThe Miami Heat may be starting to sweat just a little bit now that we’re five days into free agency, with Lebron James having long since opted out of the final two years of his deal, and it appearing more and more likely that he’s seriously considering other options. The pressure is on Pat Riley and the Miami front office to bring in some free agent talent to help convince Lebron that Miami can indeed make a push for another NBA title. The Heat did a great job getting Shabazz Napier, which was clearly a case of bringing in a player who the King wanted. But it is clear that Napier is not enough. And Riley is well aware of this. As per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports: Miami president Pat Riley plans to meet with free agent Luol Deng in Chicago today, league source tells Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 5, 2014 Deng is a two-time All-Star and an unrestricted free agent who played nine seasons with the Bulls, before being traded to the Cavaliers midway through last season. He’s a capable two-way player and would provide some depth to a Heat roster that is in desperate need. The post Pat Riley To Meet With Luol Deng in Chicago appeared first on The Sideline.

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