Multiple reports linked the Miami Heat to Luol Deng Saturday evening.
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