There’s been lots of movement in the NBA in the past few days, the big story being LeBron James returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. After he committed, the Miami Heat had to make other plans, and Sunday (July 13), the team added free agent Luol Deng.
The 29-year-old swingman reportedly inks a two-year, $20 million contract with a player option after this coming season, reports ESPN.
The Heat plans to team Deng with the freshly re-signed Chris Bosh and soon-to-be re-signed Dwyane Wade, following James’ departure.
Deng is entering his 11th NBA season. He spent almost his entire career with the Chicago Bulls, before being traded in January to Cleveland. He’s averaged 16.0 points per game in his career.
In addition to Deng, the Heat has also reached two-year agreements to re-sign guard Mario Chalmers and center Chris Andersen, both from the Heat’s run of four successive trips to the Finals. Chalmers’ deal is said to be in the $8 million range while Andersen’s is in the $10 million range, according to sources.