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Deng 'definitely' a goner?

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07:08 AM ET 09.11 | So, after a somewhat tumultuous past few years, Luol Deng will explore his options. The agent for [Deng] said Tuesday that the two-time All-Star forward would "certainly visit free agency" next summer after being informed by Bulls management that contract extension talks will be tabled until after the 2013-14 season. "Luol has taken the position that he will definitely go through the free-agent process," said Herb Rudoy, Deng's Chicago-based agent. ... They never really began, two sources said, with the sides only talking in generalities and never even exchanging financial parameters. Rudoy said Tuesday that general manager Gar Forman informed him last week that no further talks will take place this offseason or during training camp. Forman declined to comment.

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September 11, 2013  08:29 AM ET

He better have a strong season.

September 11, 2013  08:46 AM ET

He could be a Laker next summer if Lebron and Melo stay w/ their team.

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September 11, 2013  09:24 AM ET

The Writing Is On The Wall, Bro.

September 11, 2013  09:33 AM ET

all of you having such high hopes in Boozer, Boozer is inconsistent.
Deng is more needed, you can't tell me they shouldn't amnesty Boozer sign a cheaper pf and a potential all star player.
Look at what the pacers gave up to get Scola, who is hands down better than Booz!

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September 11, 2013  09:59 AM ET

NEVER FORGET.

September 11, 2013  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

NEVER FORGET.

^^^^^^^^^^^ THIS +7

September 11, 2013  10:12 AM ET
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You can never name that potential all star they should have signed. I keep asking you who they should have replaced Boozer with.

Scola would have made sense for starters.
Nene,

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September 11, 2013  10:30 AM ET
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^^^^^^^^^^^ THIS +7

Good morning big fella...

I don't know about you, but I won't miss FAB...

He never seemed to try hard enough to catch any ones eye or maybe is just that weak...

September 11, 2013  10:36 AM ET

Well his play on the court this season will be awesome...

Needs to build up his resume for FA...

Maybe another HEAT player in the making?

Your thoughts CHI-TOWN?

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September 11, 2013  11:03 AM ET
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all of you having such high hopes in Boozer, Boozer is inconsistent.Deng is more needed, you can't tell me they shouldn't amnesty Boozer sign a cheaper pf and a potential all star player.Look at what the pacers gave up to get Scola, who is hands down better than Booz!

I'm sorry, but there is no way that Luis Scola is better than Boozer. For Boozer's shortcomings, he has still been an all star in this league and has averaged about 17 and 10 for his career. Scola hasn't come close to that for his career. And Scola is a bench guy right now.

September 11, 2013  11:04 AM ET
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They cannot lose Deng for nothing.....he's too good of a player for a co tending team to simply lose without a reasonable replacement

Jimmy Butler will play the SG position this season and can slide over to the SF position if he leaves.

September 11, 2013  11:05 AM ET
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and also - lets be real-reinsdorf is cheap as hell-he wasn't letting 60 mil walk for nada and no one was taking on boozer's $the bulls have plenty of solid pieces...enough to competethey need to stay healthy- they played miami tough with TWO of their top 3 guys out

Health is definitely the biggest issue for the Bulls. If all of their guys are healthy and in top form come playoff time, a series against the Heat would be VERY interesting.

September 11, 2013  11:07 AM ET
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Jimmy Butler will play the SG position this season and can slide over to the SF position if he leaves.

If the Bulls already had an above average shooting guard who could create his own shot, Deng leaving and replacing him with Butler would be fine. But they don't have that right now.

 
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