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07:27 AM ET 01.27 | With the Bulls on Cavs' near horizon, newly acquired Luol Deng is entertaining another round of questions about his future as it relates to Chicago. [Deng] was asked about his pending free agency and the likelihood he could return to the Bulls despite their trading him to the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this month. "I don't know," Deng said sarcastically. "Maybe they'll offer me three years, $30 million. That might be an option to take." That was the offer Deng walked away from several days before the Bulls made the decision to trade him. Deng eventually answered without the sarcasm. "I can't say," he said. "There's no bad blood or anything. For me to sit here and say I'm taking Chicago out of the equation, that's stupid. I was there for 10 years."

Chicago Sun-Times

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January 27, 2014  08:27 AM ET

You Can't Go 'Home' Again, Bro.

January 27, 2014  08:34 AM ET

There is ZERO chance he returns to the bulls.

Next question

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January 27, 2014  08:41 AM ET

A team will give him 4 years $45 million.

January 27, 2014  08:47 AM ET

So he already dislikes the Cavs? What a surprise!!! Not!

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January 27, 2014  09:18 AM ET

This can get very interesting but Chicago needs offensive minded guys who can create their own shot. They have plenty of defense, they need a young scorer.

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January 27, 2014  10:01 AM ET

If he does that really makes this trade look really dumb on the Cavs part considering what they gave up to land him...

January 27, 2014  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

If he does that really makes this trade look really dumb on the Cavs part considering what they gave up to land him...

see I disagree-
part of what the cavs need is a decision by management that says that they are going forward. Trading for deng shows that they want to improve and compete.
This team has had zero expectations for 3+ years, you can't just continue a culture of losing and expect the light switch to go on one day.
They, in the bad east, can compete for a playoff spot-
that is important- cause if the kids fold- then management knows that they need to mix it all up.
and if they make it into the playoffs - they get their feet wet

All they gave up were picks- they had plenty

January 27, 2014  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

see I disagree-part of what the cavs need is a decision by management that says that they are going forward. Trading for deng shows that they want to improve and compete. This team has had zero expectations for 3+ years, you can't just continue a culture of losing and expect the light switch to go on one day.They, in the bad east, can compete for a playoff spot-that is important- cause if the kids fold- then management knows that they need to mix it all up. and if they make it into the playoffs - they get their feet wetAll they gave up were picks- they had plenty

The picks could've been used on someone of similar value with a contract past this season. That's where I see this trade went wrong.

January 27, 2014  10:43 AM ET

Deng will take his talents to Venice beach so that he can learn how to win from Kobe.

January 27, 2014  11:03 AM ET

How is telling to put your big boy pants on or I'll reach him how to win a motivating factor for players to play w/ the Lakers?

January 27, 2014  11:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Melo?

Basically. Management has already seen this movie before. They are not willing to spend luxury tax level where they know the outcome. They have Butler that comes cheap they need some offensive weapons to play alongside Rose and the Euro dude that is coming over. The Bulls are very good defensively they need a 1A/B offensive guy.

January 27, 2014  11:23 AM ET
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The picks could've been used on someone of similar value with a contract past this season. That's where I see this trade went wrong.

From what we've heard, Deng wants to be paid
the cavs can offer him the most $ now.
its not a foregone conclusion he's gone.

and who would be available that is a better player than deng that also wants to be there ?
(don't say LBJ)

January 27, 2014  11:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

So he already dislikes the Cavs? What a surprise!!! Not!

Who likes there? Even a native like Lebron couldn't take it any longer. Kyrie will be gone as soon as the opportunity comes.

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January 27, 2014  12:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

There is ZERO chance he returns to the bulls.......

Not only that.....but this article was current about 6 days ago.....

January 27, 2014  12:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Melo?

Melo ain't young.

As a matter of fact, he's older than Deng.

 
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