Deng signs with Bulls, retires
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 18, 2019 07:37 AM
FILE - TARRYTOWN, NY - AUGUST 2: Luol Deng #9 of the Chicago Bulls poses for a portrait during the 2004 NBA Rookie Shoot at the Madison Square Garden Training Facility on August 2, 2004 in Tarrytown, New York. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO (AP) — Two-time All-Star forward Luol Deng has signed with the Chicago Bulls and retired as a member of the team that drafted him.
The No. 7 overall pick in 2004, the 34-year-old Deng averaged 14.8 points and 6.1 rebounds over 15 seasons with Chicago, Cleveland, Miami, the Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota.
He was part of seven playoff teams — six with Chicago, one with Miami — and averaged 15.9 points and 6.7 rebounds in 62 postseason games. From South Sudan, he played one season at Duke before entering the NBA draft.
Deng was an All-Star on the Bulls’ 2011-12 and 2012-13 teams, leading the league in minutes per game both seasons. He was traded to Cleveland in January 2014.
The Bulls said Thursday (Friday, PHL time) they will honor Deng at a game this season.
Chicago also waived Perrion Callandret.