NBA Basketball

Luol Deng
10.3 3.8 1.4
Team: MiamiHeight: 6-9 Born: 4/16/1985
Position: FWeight: 220 Birthplace: Wau, Sudan
College: DukeDraft: 1st Round 7th pick by Suns (2004)

Latest News
June 29 11:30 AM PT12:30 PM MT1:30 PM CT2:30 PM ET18:30 GMT2:30 11:30 AM MST1:30 PM EST22:30 UAE20:3014:30 ET1:30 PM CT17:30 - Deng has elected to stay with the Miami Heat next season, using his opt-in clause on a $10.1 million deal.
Analysis: Deng averaged 14.0 points with the Heat last season, starting all 72 games in which he appeared. He shot 47 percent from the field, his best showing there in seven years, and made 36 percent of his tries from 3-point range. Deng's agent, Herb Rudoy, said the small forward told the Heat of his decision at 2 p.m. EDT Monday.
Mar. 6 3:48 PM PT4:48 PM MT5:48 PM CT6:48 PM ET23:48 GMT7:48 4:48 PM MST6:48 PM EST3:48 UAE (+1)00:4818:48 ET5:48 PM CT22:48 - Deng missed Saturday's win over Sacramento with a right thigh contusion.
Analysis: Deng has missed consecutive games since he took a knee to his leg in Miami's 100-94 win over the Lakers Wednesday night. He's considered day to day.
Feb. 28 10:26 PM PT11:26 PM MT12:26 AM CT1:26 AM ET6:26 GMT14:26 11:26 PM MST1:26 AM EST10:26 UAE07:261:26 ET12:26 AM CT5:26 - Deng had another nice game with 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting against the Pelicans Friday.
Analysis: Deng has averaged 24.0 points on 66.7 percent shooting over his last three contests.
Feb. 25 8:58 PM PT9:58 PM MT10:58 PM CT11:58 PM ET4:58 GMT12:58 9:58 PM MST11:58 PM EST8:58 UAE05:5823:58 ET10:58 PM CT3:58 - Deng scored 21 points in Wednesday's 93-90 overtime win at Orlando.
Analysis: Deng has now scored 50 points in the last two games. He appears to be looking for his shot more with Chris Bosh out.
Feb. 24 9:48 PM PT10:48 PM MT11:48 PM CT12:48 AM ET5:48 GMT13:48 10:48 PM MST12:48 AM EST9:48 UAE06:480:48 ET11:48 PM CT4:48 - Deng finished one shy of his season high with 29 points in Monday's win over Philadelphia, going 4 of 5 from 3-point range.
Analysis: It was one of Deng's best performances of the season, particularly after he had averaged only 12.0 points on 34.2 percent shooting in his previous four contests.
Jan. 27 2:58 PM PT3:58 PM MT4:58 PM CT5:58 PM ET22:58 GMT6:58 3:58 PM MST5:58 PM EST2:58 UAE (+1)23:5817:58 ET4:58 PM CT20:58 - Deng returned to Miami's starting lineup Tuesday night at Detroit after missing three games with a left calf strain.
Analysis: Deng averaged 14.3 points through his first 41 games this season, ranking third on the team behind Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
Jan. 21 1:15 PM PT2:15 PM MT3:15 PM CT4:15 PM ET21:15 GMT5:15 2:15 PM MST4:15 PM EST1:15 UAE (+1)22:1516:15 ET3:15 PM CT19:15 - Deng scored 23 points in Friday's 89-87 win over Indiana.
Analysis: Deng, who missed the previous game with an illness, shot 9 of 13. He's averaging 14.3 points on 50.1 percent shooting.
Jan. 17 10:36 PM PT11:36 PM MT12:36 AM CT1:36 AM ET6:36 GMT14:36 11:36 PM MST1:36 AM EST10:36 UAE07:361:36 ET12:36 AM CT4:36 - Deng played a big role in Miami's win at Sacramento on Friday with 25 points.
Analysis: Deng has totaled 44 points on 17-of-28 shooting in his last two games after averaging 7.8 points on 34.2 percent shooting in his previous four.
Dec. 15 9:16 PM PT10:16 PM MT11:16 PM CT12:16 AM ET5:16 GMT13:16 10:16 PM MST12:16 AM EST9:16 UAE06:160:16 ET11:16 PM CT3:16 - Deng recorded his second double-double of the season Sunday.
Analysis: Deng finished the night with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Chris Bosh was out with injury, so expect Deng's rebounding numbers to decline when he returns.
Dec. 5 7:39 PM PT8:39 PM MT9:39 PM CT10:39 PM ET3:39 GMT11:39 8:39 PM MST10:39 PM EST7:39 UAE (+1)04:3922:39 ET9:39 PM CT1:39 - Deng has a broken right hand.
Analysis: Deng is averaging 13.6 points.
Nov. 24 9:29 PM PT10:29 PM MT11:29 PM CT12:29 AM ET5:29 GMT13:29 10:29 PM MST12:29 AM EST9:29 UAE06:290:29 ET11:29 PM CT3:29 - Deng scored 26 on 10-of-14 shooting and grabbed a season-high eight rebounds in Sunday's win over Charlotte.
Analysis: Deng's 50.3 field-goal percentage is the second-highest of his career.
Nov. 9 7:20 PM PT8:20 PM MT9:20 PM CT10:20 PM ET3:20 GMT11:20 8:20 PM MST10:20 PM EST7:20 UAE (+1)04:2022:20 ET9:20 PM CT1:20 - Deng scored a season-high 30 points in a 105-96 victory over the Mavericks on Sunday night.
Analysis: Deng's offseason was overshadowed by Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry's racially charged remarks. Now the Sudan native can focus on helping improve the four-time defending Eastern Conference champions and efforts like this should give him confidence.
Sep. 26 1:00 PM PT2:00 PM MT3:00 PM CT4:00 PM ET20:00 GMT4:00 1:00 PM MST3:00 PM EST0:00 UAE (+1)22:0016:00 ET3:00 PM CT19:00 - Deng says he forgives Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry for making racially charged remarks about him.
Analysis: Deng says he has spoken with Ferry about the comments and believes "he's really sorry for what he said."
July 15 2:11 PM PT3:11 PM MT4:11 PM CT5:11 PM ET21:11 GMT5:11 2:11 PM MST4:11 PM EST1:11 UAE (+1)23:1117:11 ET4:11 PM CT20:11 - Luol Deng has signed a $20 million, two-year contract with the Miami Heat. He agreed to the deal over the weekend. The contract signed Tuesday includes a player option for 2015-16.
Analysis: Deng is entering his 11th NBA season, after spending almost his entire career with the Chicago Bulls. He appeared in 40 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers following a trade last season. In Miami, he figures to compete for the starting spot vacated last week when LeBron James left the Heat for a return to the Cavaliers. Deng has averaged 16.0 points in his career. He was picked No. 7 overall from Duke in the 2004 draft.
July 13 11:23 AM PT12:23 PM MT1:23 PM CT2:23 PM ET18:23 GMT2:23 11:23 AM MST1:23 PM EST22:23 UAE20:2314:23 ET1:23 PM CT17:23 - Deng agreed to a $20 million, two-year deal with the Miami Heat on Sunday, said Herb Rudoy, one of Deng's agents. The deal includes a player option for the 2015-16 season, Rudoy said. His contract should be signed early this week.
Analysis: Deng is entering his 11th NBA season, having spent almost his entire career with the Chicago Bulls. He appeared in 40 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers after a trade last season. He fills a need in Miami, which lost LeBron James last week after the four-time NBA MVP said he would leave the Heat after four seasons and return to the Cavaliers. Deng has averaged 16.0 points per game in his career, after being chosen No. 7 overall from Duke in the 2004 draft.

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