• Lakers Give Up On Trading Luol Deng, Expected To Use Stretch Provision

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers have given up on the possibility of trading away Luol Deng this season. Deng has only played in one game this season as he was clearly not in the Lakers' plans. Deng and the Lakers haven't discussed a buyout since late November." January 09

  • Report: Lakers have “given up” on trading Deng, won’t include picks, young star

    Pro Basketball Talk "When Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss signed Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng to oversized deals a couple of summers ago, part of their logic was they could include them in trades to bring an elite player to Los Angeles — these were big contracts but for useful players who could be moved. It was a terrible..." December 24

  • Lakers Not Interested In Using First-Round Pick To Move Deng

    Hoops Rumors "While clearing Luol Deng‘s salary from their books would be the most effective way of clearing cap room to sign two maximum-salary free agents in 2018, the Lakers don’t intend to sacrifice any future first-round picks to facilitate a Deng deal, source tell Bobby Marks of ESPN (Insider link). As..." December 22

  • Lakers may have to include Julius Randle in order to trade Luol Deng

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers have made it clear that once the right situation comes around that they’ll be parting ways with Luol Deng one way or another. Deng wants out of Los Angeles because he’s fallen out of Luke Walton’s rotation and even though both sides want to make this happen, it may not be..." November 16

  • Luol Deng, Lakers Pursue Buyout Or Trade

    ESPN "When Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. broke a bone in his left hand last week, there was a brief possibility the team might replace him in the starting lineup with veteran power forward Luol Deng. Instead the Lakers started rookie Kyle Kuzma, who proceeded to put up double-doubles in..." November 06

  • Luol Deng will not be part of the Lakers rotation

    ESPN "After playing 13 minutes in the first game of the regular season, forward Luol Deng, 32, has received two consecutive DNP-CD's (Did Not Play -- Coaches Decision) and that will continue, according to Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton. "As of now, he [Deng] is not in the rotation as far..." October 24

  • Jeannie Buss says she didn’t understand why Lakers signed Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov

    Pro Basketball Talk "Last summer, the Lakers signed Luol Deng (four years, $72 million) and Timofey Mozgov (four years, $64 million) to contracts that immediately looked like liabilities. At worst, Deng and Mozgov would help the Lakers win just enough to lose their top-three protected 2017 first-round pick – which..." July 27

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