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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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