NBA Basketball

Luol Deng
7.6 5.3 1.3
Team: Los AngelesHeight: 6-9 Born: 4/16/1985
Position: FWeight: 220 Birthplace: Wau, Sudan
College: DukeDraft: 1st Round 7th pick by Suns (2004)

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May 3 4:04 PM PT5:04 PM MT6:04 PM CT7:04 PM ET23:04 GMT7:04 4:04 PM MST6:04 PM EST3:04 UAE (+1)01:0419:04 ET6:04 PM CTNaN:� - Deng has undergone surgery to repair his right pectoral muscle. The veteran is expected to be recovered well before the start of training camp.
Analysis: The 32-year-old Deng averaged a career-low 7.2 points last season, his first with the Lakers after agreeing to a four-year, $72 million contract last summer. He struggled with his new team, making a career-worst 38.7 percent of his shots and producing a career-low 1.3 assists per game. The Lakers shut down Deng with a month left in their fourth consecutive losing season so they could give additional playing time to young players. He didn't play in their final 22 games.
Jan. 14 10:23 AM PT11:23 AM MT12:23 PM CT1:23 PM ET18:23 GMT2:23 11:23 AM MST1:23 PM EST22:23 UAE19:2313:23 ET12:23 PM CTNaN:� - The Lakers will have Deng back in the lineup for Sunday's game against Dallas.
Analysis: The veteran forward wound up missing just two games with a wrist injury the Lakers initially feared could be a long-term issue. Deng has started 43 games for Los Angeles but is averaging a career-low 8.1 points.
Jan. 4 10:36 AM PT11:36 AM MT12:36 PM CT1:36 PM ET18:36 GMT2:36 11:36 AM MST1:36 PM EST22:36 UAE19:3613:36 ET12:36 PM CTNaN:� - Deng returned from a one-game absence to put up 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting and a season-high 14 rebounds in the Lakers' win over Miami on Friday.
Analysis: Held out of Thursday's loss to Portland with right biceps tendinitis, Deng appeared to have a little extra motivation as well facing the team he spent the past two seasons with. The declining forward totaled 17 points over his previous four games and is mostly off the fantasy radar.
Dec. 23 6:24 PM PT7:24 PM MT8:24 PM CT9:24 PM ET2:24 GMT10:24 7:24 PM MST9:24 PM EST6:24 UAE (+1)03:2421:24 ET8:24 PM CTNaN:� - Deng had his first double-double in more than six weeks with 11 points and 10 rebounds Friday.
Analysis: The 13-year veteran has come alive a bit after a rough start to his first season in a Lakers uniform. He's averaged 13.3 points and 6.9 rebounds in the last eight games, shooting 50.6 percent from the floor.
Dec. 20 1:06 PM PT2:06 PM MT3:06 PM CT4:06 PM ET21:06 GMT5:06 2:06 PM MST4:06 PM EST1:06 UAE (+1)22:0616:06 ET3:06 PM CTNaN:� - Deng will be in the lineup for Tuesday' game in Charlotte. He was originally listed as probable with a back injury.
Analysis: Deng has been putting up decent fantasy numbers lately, averaging 14.2 points and 6.2 rebounds while making 12 of 27 3-pointers in his last five games.
Dec. 12 9:55 PM PT10:55 PM MT11:55 PM CT12:55 AM ET5:55 GMT13:55 10:55 PM MST12:55 AM EST9:55 UAE06:550:55 ET11:55 PM CTNaN:� - Deng had a season-high 22 points Sunday for the Lakers.
Analysis: He's only averaging 7.2 points this season and obviously has no fantasy value.
Dec. 3 7:43 PM PT8:43 PM MT9:43 PM CT10:43 PM ET3:43 GMT11:43 8:43 PM MST10:43 PM EST7:43 UAE (+1)04:4322:43 ET9:43 PM CTNaN:� - Deng broke out of a lengthy slump with 18 points Saturday, shooting 8 of 15 while grabbing five rebounds and making four steals.
Analysis: Deng, still shooting just 34.3 percent on the season, had not scored more than 10 points in any of the Lakers' previous 10 games.
July 2 12:55 PM PT1:55 PM MT2:55 PM CT3:55 PM ET19:55 GMT3:55 12:55 PM MST2:55 PM EST23:55 UAE21:5515:55 ET2:55 PM CT18:55 - Deng has agreed to a four-year, $72 million contract with the Lakers.
Analysis: Deng's production has declined from his All-Star seasons in Chicago, but he should add a veteran presence to a young Lakers' roster following Kobe Bryant's retirement. The 31-year-old could also provide a bridge at the small forward position in the event No. 2 overall pick Brandon Ingram isn't ready to make an immediate impact.

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