Luol Deng RUMORS & NEWS

  • Luol Deng Has Surgery On Pectoral Muscle

    Hoops Rumors "Lakers forward Luol Deng underwent successful surgery today on his right pectoral muscle, the team announced via Twitter. The 32-year-old is expected to be fully recovered in time for training camp. Deng appeared in just 56 games this season after signing a four-year, $72MM deal last summer. " May 03

  • Why Luol Deng hopes to play at 4 if he remains with Lakers

    Inside Socal "As he struggled excelling with a new role, a new system and teammates, Lakers forward Luol Deng understood the critical questions that it sparked. In his 12th NBA season, why did Deng post career-lows in points (7.6) and shooting percentage (38.7) in his first year with the Lakers? In what has..." April 22

  • Lakers shut down healthy Deng for rest of season

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Lakers have effectively shut down healthy veterans Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov for the rest of the season to give the majority of playing time over the final 15 games to their younger players, sources told ESPN. Deng and Mozgov were the Lakers' big free-agent acquisitions last..." March 15

  • Lakers’ Luol Deng, Timofey Mozgov mindful of criticism about their play, contracts

    L.A. Daily News "The two could not help but laugh over the circumstances. And why not? Within a couple of days of free agency last July, Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov became the highest-paid players on the Lakers’ roster. Shortly after agreeing to join the Lakers on a four-year, $64 million deal, Mozgov joked he..." March 07

  • Lakers' Luol Deng expands on comments about refugees in wake of Donald Trump order

    Sporting News "Luol Deng, once a refugee himself, is using his platform as a professional athlete to keep a light on what is happening between today's refugees and the U.S. government. The Lakers forward, who was born in Sudan, spoke for a second consecutive day in support of those seeking asylum in America..." February 01

  • Lakers' Deng not expected to be affected by Trump's executive order

    Los Angeles Times "The confusion and uncertainty following President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration extended into the sports world and in discussions about the Lakers this weekend. Although several outlets speculated that the order could prevent Lakers forward Luol Deng from traveling abroad, the..." January 30

  • NBA basketball star Luol Deng says he plans to buy Crystal Palace one day

    The Telegraph "BA basketballer, Luol Deng, has said it is his 'dream' to buy Crystal Palace football club in the near future. Deng, 31, moved to England as a child after being born in South Sudan. The LA Lakers forward moved to the United States as a teenager after taking up basketball as a child in..." January 05

  • Report: Working with Luol Deng on contract, Wizards were stunned by Lakers’ huge offer

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Wizards’ 2016 offseason was a disaster. Prized hometown player Kevin Durant eliminated them before free agency even began. Washington came close to signing Ryan Anderson, but let him linger to chase Al Horford – who didn’t even include the Wizards in his final two. They also lost Anderson..." December 22