In 2004, Luol Deng was traded on draft night from the Phoenix Suns to the Chicago Bulls. Since then, he's been in enough trade rumors to shut down Twitter. Why would this summer be any different? Deng's name was floated in several rumors leading up to Thursday's draft, but as expected, he's still with the team. He hasn't signed a contract extension either, which was another erroneous report. Deng's agent, Herb Rudoy, told ESPNChicago in a phone conversation on Tuesday afternoon that no discussions for an extension were taking place. "We've had zero discussions about an extension (for Deng)," Rudoy said. "Zero." Deng will make more than $14 million in the final year of his contract and it looks like he'll be earning it by playing big minutes for coach Tom Thibodeau. With the team in luxury tax territory, it's conceivable he won't be back for next season. But the Bulls are gunning for the Miami Heat next year and Deng is a big part of the core.
Forman: Deng still a big part of Bulls
ESPN Chicago | Jun 29