ESPN sources say Heat and Luol Deng continue to negotiate. Deal that sends Deng to South Beach continues to loom as strong possibility— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 12, 2014
Miami's pursuing free agent Luol Deng with an offer near $10 million per season, on a short deal, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 13, 2014
Luol Deng to Miami is definitely a strong possibility, but I'm told he's weighing the lay of the land in Dallas first before deciding.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 13, 2014
Miami situation would likely be two-year deal around $10 million per for Luol Deng, but he's weighing options. Washington— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 13, 2014
This deal for Luol Deng may show the contours of a post-LeBron Miami Heat team, especially with news that Miami is looking to re-sign point guard Mario Chalmers. Deng -- should he sign with the Heat -- would join Chalmers, Dwyane Wade and perhaps Josh McRoberts and Chris Bosh in a starting lineup. Norris Cole, Shabazz Napier, Danny Granger, James Ennis and Udonis Haslem would come off the bench. On paper, that team can stand as a playoff contending team -- the Toronto Raptors secured the third-best record in the East last year, after all. A two-year deal for Deng at $10 million is a modest payment for a solid two-way player that gives Miami flexibility for future moves.
Miami situation is clearly best option for Deng – on paper. Question of Deng’s comfort level is big here.Phx interest minimal. More tomorrow— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 13, 2014
Heat are trying to finalize deal with Luol Deng and are closest thing to frontrunner in chase to sign him. (via ESPN & media reports)— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 13, 2014
Wow. Yahoo! reports the Heat are trying to get Luol Deng for 2 yrs, $20M. That'd be a steal and it'd leave them space for a homerun in '16.— Jason Lieser (@PBPjasonlieser) July 13, 2014