Luol Deng RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Lakers Offered Unprotected Future First To Teams Willing To Take Deng Or Mozgov

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers offered an unprotected future first round pick to every team in the NBA with cap room in order to unload the contract of either Timofey Mozgov or Luol Deng. Without any teams taking on one of those deals, the Lakers instead traded D'Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets..." June 23

  • 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

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