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Mavs Will Still Eye Traded Deng As Free Agent

Mavs Will Still Eye Traded Deng As Free Agent

The agent for Luol Deng says now that he's been traded from Bulls to Cavs, Deng will discuss a contract extension to keep him in Cleveland long-term. That's terribly polite of the agent to say ... and it's terribly wrong. The way the rules and money work, there is almost zero chance of Deng extending in Cleveland - and a fine chance for the Mavs to bid in summer free agency.

The Chicago paper has an article on Luol Deng, which begins: Luol Deng and his camp expect to sit down with Cavaliers ownership and talk about a contract extension that will keep him in Cleveland long-term. Such conversations with Bulls management came with an agenda, according to Deng's agent, Herb Rudoy, who believes the team purposely low-balled his client to make him walk. Rudoy told...

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