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07:00 AM ET 07.11 | After all he's played through over the past few seasons, Luol Deng certainly has earned some goodwill in the Second City. Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman met with the representatives of [Deng] to continue discussions on parameters of a contract extension this week, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Forman and Deng's agents, Ron Shade and Herb Rudoy, met on Monday in Chicago to further dialogue on parameters for an extension, league sources said. Deng, 28, has one year, $14.3 million on his deal and could become part of the star-filled free-agent class of 2014 if he doesn't reach a long-term agreement with the Bulls. The market has begun to be set for Deng's contract in this summer's free agency, with free agents Andre Iguodala and Josh Smith setting the standard.

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July 11, 2013  07:30 AM ET

While I love Luol and appreciate everything he has given us over the past many years, his body has got some serious mileage on it. Combine that with the fact that Jimmy Butler has taken a massive leap forward and you have somebody who should legitimately be used as trade bait. Make a run at Kevin Love or Aldridge.

May seem far fetched and a lot of you might disagree, but I just dont think the Dengers body will hold up past year two of an extension.

July 11, 2013  07:48 AM ET
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May seem far fetched and a lot of you might disagree, but I just dont think the Dengers body will hold up past year two of an extension.

I defer someone who actually knows his/her team. I see you busted your cherry. Welcome.

July 11, 2013  08:20 AM ET

Since when did Chicago open their check book... I'll be surprised if they give Deng what he deserves and I'd be equally surprised if he leaves the Bulls as well.

July 11, 2013  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

While I love Luol and appreciate everything he has given us over the past many years, his body has got some serious mileage on it. Combine that with the fact that Jimmy Butler has taken a massive leap forward and you have somebody who should legitimately be used as trade bait. Make a run at Kevin Love or Aldridge. May seem far fetched and a lot of you might disagree, but I just dont think the Dengers body will hold up past year two of an extension.

I agree, Deng has been a great player for the Bulls, but he just can't do it anymore. Would hate to see him leave, but they have to break up the minoitiny some how.

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July 11, 2013  08:31 AM ET
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Since when did Chicago open their check book... I'll be surprised if they give Deng what he deserves and I'd be equally surprised if he leaves the Bulls as well.

Chicago ownership has not spent their money well in the recent past (Boozer)and letting Deng go is probably a smart move. Now if they can get D-Rose to stop being afraid of his own shadow they might see a trip to the ECF.

July 11, 2013  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

While I love Luol and appreciate everything he has given us over the past many years, his body has got some serious mileage on it. Combine that with the fact that Jimmy Butler has taken a massive leap forward and you have somebody who should legitimately be used as trade bait. Make a run at Kevin Love or Aldridge. May seem far fetched and a lot of you might disagree, but I just dont think the Dengers body will hold up past year two of an extension.

Wish we would've kept Aldridge the first damn time instead of trading him away for Tyrus Thomas. I honestly remember going from excited to upset in a matter of minutes.

July 11, 2013  09:08 AM ET
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Wish we would've kept Aldridge the first damn time instead of trading him away for Tyrus Thomas. I honestly remember going from excited to upset in a matter of minutes.

That has been Chicago's story ever since Jordan left for good and will continue to be so with it's inept mgt.

July 11, 2013  09:49 AM ET

I think Deng will be the odd man out. Deng will want 14 million/yr comparing to what other guys are getting. I think there is a chance he is traded. They currently have 4 players making over 10 million with not much flexibility. Boozer will be amnestied or traded as well. They need a SG more than they need Deng

July 11, 2013  09:53 AM ET

Better Pack Your Bags, Bro.

July 11, 2013  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

While I love Luol and appreciate everything he has given us over the past many years, his body has got some serious mileage on it. Combine that with the fact that Jimmy Butler has taken a massive leap forward and you have somebody who should legitimately be used as trade bait. Make a run at Kevin Love or Aldridge. May seem far fetched and a lot of you might disagree, but I just dont think the Dengers body will hold up past year two of an extension.

I think Deng will be traded but not to the guys you mentioned. They could probably trade him for Marion whose contract expires this year...

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July 11, 2013  11:07 AM ET

Chicago will keep Deng, and they better. He's still only 28 and has been an all-star the last two seasons. Hes one of the better defenders in the league and shows up every night.

People forget hes the same age as LeBron and was the #2 high school player behind LeBron. I really like his game. High basketball IQ. Cant get enough of those guys.

July 11, 2013  11:08 AM ET
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I agree, Deng has been a great player for the Bulls, but he just can't do it anymore. Would hate to see him leave, but they have to break up the minoitiny some how.

Even if the Bulls let him walk and dump boozer we would have around 16 million in cap space. I don't see how either one helps the Bulls be a better team.

July 11, 2013  11:11 AM ET
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Chicago ownership has not spent their money well in the recent past (Boozer)and letting Deng go is probably a smart move. Now if they can get D-Rose to stop being afraid of his own shadow they might see a trip to the ECF.

Incorrect, Chicago had to spend money in 2010 or lose it. If they didn't pay Boozer they wouldn't have paid anyone. And how would that have helped?

July 11, 2013  11:12 AM ET
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Wish we would've kept Aldridge the first damn time instead of trading him away for Tyrus Thomas. I honestly remember going from excited to upset in a matter of minutes.

If Chicago kept LMA they would have never got Rose. I, too, would like to have LMA at this point but it worked out pretty well for the Bulls.

July 11, 2013  11:16 AM ET
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That has been Chicago's story ever since Jordan left for good and will continue to be so with it's inept mgt.

Bulls management drafted Rose, Deng, Noah (at 9) Taj(at 30) Jimmy Butler again late in the first round. Omer Asik in the second.

Name a team that drafts better then Chicago the last 10 years.

July 11, 2013  11:18 AM ET
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I think Deng will be traded but not to the guys you mentioned. They could probably trade him for Marion whose contract expires this year...

So does Deng's, what possible benefit would that be?

So your great idea is to trade for a player with half the skill that cant play anymore because.... he has a contract that expires at the same time?

Wow, that was a dumb comment.

July 11, 2013  11:25 AM ET
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So does Deng's, what possible benefit would that be? So your great idea is to trade for a player with half the skill that cant play anymore because.... he has a contract that expires at the same time?Wow, that was a dumb comment.

Talk about dumb! Jimmy Butler just made Deng expendable. $9 million is a lot lower then $14 million. Chicago will not be able to give what he is asking for....

 
July 11, 2013  11:48 AM ET
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Bulls management drafted Rose, Deng, Noah (at 9) Taj(at 30) Jimmy Butler again late in the first round. Omer Asik in the second. Name a team that drafts better then Chicago the last 10 years.

Cleveland don't you know....

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