Luol Deng RUMORS & NEWS

  • Luol Deng Admitted It ‘Sucks’ Being Trapped On The Bench In Lakers Limbo

    Uproxx "Luol Deng still hasn’t played since opening night for the Los Angeles Lakers, and now that the trade deadline has come and gone, it seems he’ll be trapped on the bench until the end of the season. It’s been a tough year for Deng, who will make more than $17 million this season yet has played a..." February 15

  • Luod Deng simulates games while watching in training room

    Sportsnaut "Luol Deng has only made one regular-season appearance for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2017-18, but the veteran has played dozens of games in his mind. Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times revealed Deng heads to a training room and simulates being on the court while games are happening. “WHEN..." February 12

  • Magic Johnson literally laughs off question about Luol Deng trade

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s a cold, cold world for Luol Deng. So cold that even his own team is laughing about how undesirable of a contract he has. Magic Johnson met with the media on Thursday to discuss some of the Los Angeles Lakers’ trade deadline moves. He was asked a question about a Luol Deng trade and..." February 08

  • Teams willing to trade for Lakers’ Luol Deng if Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, or Kyle Kuzma is included

    Clutch Points "Luol Deng has been totally deleted from the Los Angeles Lakers’ rotation and future plans. Both Deng and the team have acknowledged that a deal has to be made to appease both sides, but it’s still a work in progress. However, it appears that the veteran forward’s contract is so unappealing that..." January 28

  • 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

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