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Luol Ajou Deng (born 16 April 1985) is a Sudanese-born British[2] professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
of the National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
(NBA). He is a two-time NBA All-Star, and was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team
NBA All-Defensive Second Team
in 2013. Deng was an NBA All-Rookie First Team
NBA All-Rookie First Team
selection as a 19-year-old with the Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
in 2004. The small forward was an All-Star with the Bulls in 2012 and 2013 before splitting the 2013–14 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. After just half a season with Cleveland, Deng joined the Miami Heat
Miami Heat
for 2014–15. He played two seasons for the Heat before signing with the Lakers in July 2016. Born in what is now South Sudan, Deng fled the country with his family as a child, moving to Egypt
Egypt
and then the United Kingdom. He became a British citizen in 2006, and has played for the Great Britain national basketball team
Great Britain national basketball team
in international competitions.

Contents

1 Early life 2 College career 3 Professional career

3.1 Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
(2004–2014)

3.1.1 2004–05 season 3.1.2 2005–06 season 3.1.3 2006–07 season 3.1.4 2007–08 season 3.1.5 2008–09 season 3.1.6 2009–10 season 3.1.7 2010–11 season 3.1.8 2011–12 season: All-Star season 3.1.9 2012–13 season: Second All-Star season 3.1.10 2013–14 season

3.2 Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers
(2014) 3.3 Miami Heat
Miami Heat
(2014–2016) 3.4 Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
(2016–present)

4 Citizenship and international career 5 Personal life 6 NBA career statistics

6.1 Regular season 6.2 Playoffs

7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Early life[edit] Deng was born in Wau, Sudan
Sudan
(now South Sudan) and is a member of the Dinka
Dinka
ethnic group. When he was young, his father Aldo, a member of the Sudanese parliament, moved the family to Egypt
Egypt
to escape the Second Sudanese Civil War.[3] In Egypt, they met former NBA center Manute Bol, another Dinka, who taught Deng's older brother, Ajou Deng, how to play basketball while also serving as a mentor for Luol himself.[4][5] When they were granted political asylum, his family emigrated to Brixton, South London. Deng was educated at St. Mary's RC High School,[6] a voluntary aided state comprehensive school in Croydon
Croydon
in South London. He developed an interest in football, admiring Faustino Asprilla
Faustino Asprilla
of Newcastle United,[7] but also continued to play basketball, and was invited to join England's 15-and-under team in that sport.[4] During this time, he began his career at Brixton
Brixton
Basketball
Basketball
Club. He represented Croydon at the London Youth Games, and was inducted into their Hall of Fame.[8] At the age of 13, he played for England's squad in the European Junior Men's Qualifying Tournament, averaging 40 points and 14 rebounds. He was named the MVP of the tournament. Next, he led England to the finals of the European Junior National Tournament, where he averaged 34 points and earned another MVP award. At the age of 14, Luol moved to the United States to play basketball at Blair Academy
Blair Academy
in New Jersey, where one of his teammates was future NBA player Charlie Villanueva. Deng was also named a Tri-Captain at Blair along with Villanueva. During his senior year, Deng was considered the second most promising high school senior in America after LeBron James. He was named First Team All-America by Parade and USA Today, and was selected to play in the McDonald's High School All-America game,[4] but could not play due to a foot injury.[9][10] Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Deng was listed as the No. 1 small forward and the No. 2 player in the nation in 2003.[11] College career[edit] Deng accepted an athletic scholarship to attend Duke University, where he played for coach Mike Krzyzewski's Duke Blue Devils basketball team in 2003–04. In one season at Duke, he appeared in 37 games and made 32 starts. He averaged 30.1 minutes and scored 15.1 points per game en route to a berth in the 2004 Final Four. He was only the 10th freshman in ACC history to lead all freshmen in scoring, rebounding, and field goal percentage. Professional career[edit] Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
(2004–2014)[edit] 2004–05 season[edit] After one year at Duke, Deng entered the 2004 NBA draft. He was picked seventh overall by the Phoenix Suns, but was immediately traded to the Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
by prior agreement. Deng suffered a season-ending wrist injury late in his rookie season, but still made the NBA All-Rookie First Team to help the resurgent Bulls return to the playoffs for the first time in seven years. Deng played in 61 games and averaged 11.7 points per game. On 8 February, Deng recorded his first double-double vs. the Dallas Mavericks.[12] 2005–06 season[edit] In his second season, he posted strong performances throughout March and April to help the Bulls earn their second consecutive playoff berth. His offensive statistics improved in his sophomore season, increasing his scoring to 14.3 points per game, and increasing his rebounding to 6.6 per game, up from a 5.3 average his rookie season. Deng had four straight double-double performances from 28 February to 5 March, with at least ten points and rebounds in each game. In the playoffs, the Bulls faced off against the Miami Heat
Miami Heat
in a best of 7 game series. Deng came off the bench in all six games, averaging ten points per game. 2006–07 season[edit] For the 2006–07 season, Deng was the only Bull to start all 82 regular season games. All of his numbers continued to improve, and he led the team in minutes played (37.5) and field goal percentage (.517), while playing a strong second scoring option to Ben Gordon, with a marked improvement to 18.8 points per game. Deng also notably rarely committed fouls on defense (2.00 per game), despite the minutes he played and frequently being outsized in matchups against power forwards such as Kevin Garnett. On 27 December 2006, Deng was driving in the lane when Miami Heat player James Posey
James Posey
grabbed him, causing concern that Deng may have re-injured his wrist. Posey earned a flagrant foul, was ejected and suspended for one game. Deng scored 32 points against the Cavaliers just three nights later, resolving concern that the wrist would be re-injured. On 26 March 2007 Deng posted a new career-high 38 points to lead the Bulls to a home victory against the Portland Trail Blazers. Deng converted 18 of his 25 shots from the field. Deng has won three major sportsmanship awards. On 3 May 2007, Deng won the NBA's sportsmanship award in a vote by players. The award honours the player who best exemplifies ethical behaviour, fair play, and integrity on the court. For that award, the league donated $25,000 on his behalf to Pacific Garden Mission, the oldest continuously operating rescue mission in the country. Deng also won the 2006–2007 Golden Icon Award for Best Sports Role Model. The awards are presented by the Travolta entertainment family.[13] Most recently, he won the 2008 UN Refugee Agency's Humanitarian of the Year Award as part of the UNHCR's ninemillion.org campaign to bring education and sports to millions of displaced children.[14] 2007–08 season[edit] Near the beginning of the season, the Bulls started negotiating a contract extension for Deng. Negotiations were mostly handled by Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf. The team offered Deng a five-year extension for $57.5 million. However, Deng decided to reject the deal and wait until the season ended to continue negotiations.[15] In the 2007–08 season, Luol played in 63 games, missing 19 mostly because of left Achilles tendinitis.[16] Despite injuries, Deng still averaged 17.0 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game.[17] He had his best game against the Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee Bucks
when he scored 32 points in a 151–135 victory.[18] The Bulls missed the playoffs in the 2007–08 season for the first time since 2004. 2008–09 season[edit] Before the season started, Deng agreed to a contract extension for six years and $71 million.[19] The agreement was announced by Bulls general manager, John Paxson. Paxson said in a statement "Signing Luol has always been a priority for this organization and we have always felt that he was a big part of our future. We are very happy that Luol will now be with us long term as we continue to grow as an organization."[15] Due to injury, Deng only played in 48 games. During the regular season Luol's scoring dropped to 14.1 points per game and his rebounding dropped to 6.0 per game. The Bulls made the playoffs, but Luol missed the entire playoffs due to injury.[17] 2009–10 season[edit] Deng scored 27 points twice during the season, his season-high.[20][21] Deng played in a total of 70 games during the 2009–10 season, also increasing his scoring and rebounding to 17.6 and 7.3 respectively, helping the Bulls make the playoffs again. He missed 11 straight games at the end of March because of a sprained right calf.[22] During the first-round of the playoffs, Deng averaged 18.8 points per game along with 5.0 rebounds per game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.[17] He scored 26 points in the final game, but couldn't prevent the Bulls being eliminated by the Cavs.[23] 2010–11 season[edit] On 1 November 2010, Deng scored a new career-high 40 points, hitting 14 of his 19 shots, along with 9 of 11 free throws, against the Portland Trail Blazers, scoring a point a minute.[24] On 24 February 2011, Deng scored 20 points, 10 rebounds, and hit the game winning 3-point shot with 16 seconds left on the clock in a game against the Miami Heat.[25] Throughout the season, Deng significantly improved his 3-point shooting after coach Tom Thibodeau
Tom Thibodeau
asked him to. In the past four seasons, Deng attempted 132 3-point shots, whereas this season he attempted 333, hitting 115 for a 34%.[26] Deng finished the season averaging 17.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, being the third lead scorer for the Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
behind Derrick Rose (25.0) and Carlos Boozer
Carlos Boozer
(17.5). This was also Deng's seventh season averaging double figures.[27] During the first round of the playoffs against the Indiana Pacers, Deng averaged 18.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game, being the second leading scorer of the team behind Derrick Rose. On 31 March 2011, Eric Bressman of Dime magazine called Deng "the most underrated player" writing he was "never the face of the franchise but always the backbone".[28] Coach Thibodeau has consistently called Deng the "glue" that holds the Bulls together. "Luol's professional. He practices hard. He prepares well. He studies his opponent. He's great at executing offensively and defensively. He's helped this team get better every day", said Thibodeau.[29] Deng was the Bulls' second leading scorer during the playoffs. In the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat, Deng was praised for his defense on LeBron James. However, the Miami Heat went on to eliminate the Bulls in five games.[30][31] Deng averaged just under 43 minutes, 16.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game during the playoffs.[32] 2011–12 season: All-Star season[edit]

Deng shooting a jump shot in a game with the Bulls

Deng injured his wrist during the fourth quarter against the Charlotte Bobcats on 21 January 2012. Initially thought to be a minor injury, it was later revealed by an MRI that Deng tore the ligament in his left wrist. Deng decided to postpone surgery and play the rest of the season through the pain. He returned to the starting line-up against the Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee Bucks
on 4 February 2012, scoring 21 points with 9 rebounds, 1 steal, and 1 block. On 9 February 2012, Deng was selected as a reserve for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game's Eastern Conference team, joining teammate Derrick Rose, who was voted in as a starter. This was the first time since 1997 (when both Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan
and Scottie Pippen
Scottie Pippen
made the team) that the Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
had had two All-Stars in the All-Star Game. Deng made a buzzer-beating game winner on 24 March 2012, off a tip-in basket to lift the Bulls 102–101 in overtime versus the Toronto Raptors.[33] At the end of the season, Deng was selected for the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. 2012–13 season: Second All-Star season[edit] Deng was selected as a reserve for the 2013 NBA All-Star
NBA All-Star
Game, along with Joakim Noah. During the 2012–13 season, he averaged a team high 16.5 points per game, 6.3 rebounds per game, and a career high 3 assists per game. His free throw percentage of .816 was also a career high. He again led the league in minutes per game with (38.7). Even without Derrick Rose, who was out for the whole year due to an ACL injury, the Bulls still tallied a 45–37 record, finishing 5th in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Central Division. The Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
met the Brooklyn Nets
Brooklyn Nets
in the opening round of the 2013 Playoffs. The Bulls defeated the Nets in seven games and met the Miami Heat
Miami Heat
in the semi-finals. The Heat defeated the Bulls in five games. The Heat went on to win the 2013 NBA Finals. During the 2013 Playoffs, Deng averaged 13.8 points per game, 7.6 rebounds per game, and 3.8 assists per game in 44.8 minutes per game. 2013–14 season[edit] Deng's representatives and Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
executives had informal talks about extending his contract over the summer, but the team never made a formal offer. Deng, who would become a free agent after the 2013–14 season, was seeking a contract close to $12 million a year over 4–5 seasons. Rumors about him being traded continued throughout the season.[34] During the first months of the season, Deng again emerged as the Bulls leading scorer with the absence of Derrick Rose. He had his best performances on 27 and 30 November, when he scored 27 points against the Detroit Pistons
Detroit Pistons
and the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers
in two separate games. He also registered 6 rebounds against the Pistons, and 11 assists against the Cavs.[35] During the first two months of the season, Deng averaged a career-high of 19 points and 3.7 assists per game. He also averaged 6.9 rebounds per game.[36] Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers
(2014)[edit] On 7 January 2014, the Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
traded Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Andrew Bynum, two future second round draft picks in 2015 and 2016 (initially traded from the Portland Trail Blazers
Portland Trail Blazers
to the Cavaliers), a protected future pick the Cavaliers received from the Sacramento Kings, and the right to swap first round picks with the Cavaliers in the 2015 draft.[37] At the time of the trade, Deng was the fifth-longest tenured Bull and fourth-leading scorer in franchise history.[38] In his Cavaliers debut, Deng had 10 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal, and 4 turnovers in 21 minutes.[39] Two games later, he scored 27 points with 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 block. This was his highest scoring game with the Cavaliers.[40] Deng finished the season averaging 14.1 points and 2.5 assists. Miami Heat
Miami Heat
(2014–2016)[edit] On 15 July 2014, Deng signed with the Miami Heat.[41] He had his best scoring game of the 2014–15 season on January 20, when he scored 29 points against the Philadelphia 76ers. Deng finished the season averaging 14 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. On June 29, 2015, Deng exercised his player option for the 2015–16 season.[42] On August 1, 2015, Deng played for Team Africa at the 2015 NBA Africa exhibition game.[43] In late November and early December 2015, Deng missed six games with a left hamstring strain.[44] On February 19, 2016, he scored a season-high 30 points in a 115–111 win over the Atlanta Hawks.[45] The Heat finished the regular season as the third seed in the Eastern Conference with a 48–34 record. In the first round of the playoffs, the Heat faced the sixth-seeded Charlotte Hornets, and in a Game 1 win on April 17, Deng set a Heat playoff debut record with 31 points on 11-for-13 shooting.[46] Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
(2016–present)[edit] On July 7, 2016, Deng signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.[47] Deng's signing coincided with Kobe Bryant's retirement, and the Lakers were reportedly going to use Deng's veteran skills in an attempt to stay competitive. However, in February 2017, a change in management saw Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson
become the Lakers' president of basketball operations, and as a result, Deng played his last meaningful minutes as a Laker.[48] He missed the final 22 games of the season after being shut down in March to give the majority of playing time to the team's younger players.[49] He made a substitute start on opening night of the 2017–18 season, before being essentially deactivated for the rest of the season.[48] It was mutually decided between Deng and coach Luke Walton
Luke Walton
that it would be the best road for him, rather than playing unmeaningful garbage-time minutes every game.[48] Citizenship and international career[edit] Since his birth in Sudan, Deng has lived in Egypt, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Deng represented England at Under-16 and Under-19 level, and was an ambassador for the London 2012 Olympic Games. In October 2006, Deng became a naturalised British citizen in a ceremony in Croydon
Croydon
and was called up to play in European competition for the Great Britain team.[50] He made his debut against Georgia in Pau, France, on 9 August 2007, scoring 19 points.[51] In his first competitive qualifying game representing Great Britain, Deng collected 21 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks against Slovakia, at Birmingham's National Indoor Arena
National Indoor Arena
on 21 August 2007.[52] He played with the team at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, where he averaged 15.8 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 4.6 assists. However, Great Britain finished with a 1–4 record.[53] Personal life[edit] Deng is involved in numerous charities,[7] such as the UK children's charity School Home Support.[54] He has been noted for his work on behalf of the Lost Boys of Sudan
Sudan
and other refugees.[55][56] During the summers of 2006 and 2007, Luol went to Africa, Asia and Europe with the NBA for their Basketball
Basketball
Without Borders Tour. He is also a spokesperson for the World Food Programme. "He really does epitomize everything I had hoped for as a person and a basketball player", general manager John Paxson said. "I think it's one of the reasons we've gotten to the level we're at this year. I'm truly proud of him. I think the world of him as a person and as a player." He counts himself a fan of English Premier League
Premier League
side Arsenal F.C.[7][57] Deng is the cover athlete for NBA Live video games in the UK.[58] Deng's cousin, Peter Jok, also plays professional basketball.[59] NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game

 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw
Free throw
percentage

 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game

 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Led the league

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

2004–05 Chicago 61 45 27.3 .434 .265 .741 5.3 2.2 .8 .4 11.7

2005–06 Chicago 78 56 33.4 .463 .269 .750 6.6 1.9 .9 .6 14.3

2006–07 Chicago 82 82 37.5 .517 .143 .777 7.1 2.5 1.2 .6 18.8

2007–08 Chicago 63 59 33.8 .479 .364 .770 6.3 2.5 .9 .5 17.0

2008–09 Chicago 49 46 34.0 .448 .400 .796 6.0 1.9 1.2 .5 14.1

2009–10 Chicago 70 69 37.9 .466 .386 .764 7.3 2.0 .9 .9 17.6

2010–11 Chicago 82 82 39.1 .460 .345 .750 5.8 2.8 1.0 .6 17.4

2011–12 Chicago 54 54 39.2 .412 .367 .770 6.5 2.9 1.0 .7 15.3

2012–13 Chicago 75 75 38.7 .426 .322 .816 6.3 3.0 1.1 .4 16.5

2013–14 Chicago 23 23 37.4 .452 .274 .815 6.9 3.7 1.0 .2 19.0

2013–14 Cleveland 40 40 33.8 .417 .315 .771 5.1 2.5 1.0 .1 14.3

2014–15 Miami 72 72 33.6 .469 .355 .761 5.2 1.9 .9 .3 14.0

2015–16 Miami 74 73 32.4 .455 .344 .755 6.0 1.9 1.0 .4 12.3

2016–17 L.A. Lakers 56 49 26.5 .387 .309 .730 5.3 1.3 .9 .4 7.6

Career 879 825 34.7 .455 .332 .770 6.1 2.3 1.0 .5 15.0

All-Star 2 0 11.5 .333 .200 1.000 1.0 1.0 .0 .0 5.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

2006 Chicago 6 0 30.0 .429 .200 .571 4.8 .5 .8 .7 10.2

2007 Chicago 10 10 41.0 .524 .000 .807 8.7 2.4 1.0 .7 22.2

2010 Chicago 5 5 40.6 .463 .083 .731 5.0 1.4 1.2 .8 18.8

2011 Chicago 16 16 42.9 .426 .324 .839 6.6 2.7 1.5 .6 16.9

2012 Chicago 6 6 38.0 .456 .364 .571 8.3 1.5 .8 1.5 14.0

2013 Chicago 5 5 44.8 .381 .056 .400 7.6 3.8 1.0 .6 13.8

2016 Miami 14 14 35.4 .471 .421 .842 5.9 1.6 .9 .6 13.3

Career 62 56 39.1 .455 .311 .765 7.0 6.7 1.1 .7 15.9

See also[edit]

National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
portal

List of National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
annual minutes leaders List of European basketball players in the United States

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Chicago Bulls
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Chicago Bulls
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Miami Heat
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Dwight Howard Emeka Okafor Ben Gordon Shaun Livingston Devin Harris Josh Childress Luol Deng Rafael Araújo Andre Iguodala Luke Jackson Andris Biedriņš Robert Swift Sebastian Telfair Kris Humphries Al Jefferson Kirk Snyder Josh Smith J. R. Smith Dorell Wright Jameer Nelson Pavel Podkolzin Victor Khryapa Sergei Monia Delonte West Tony Allen Kevin Martin Sasha Vujačić Beno Udrih David Harrison

Second round

Anderson Varejão Jackson Vroman Peter John Ramos Lionel Chalmers Donta Smith Andre Emmett Antonio Burks Royal Ivey Chris Duhon Albert Miralles Justin Reed David Young Viktor Sanikidze Trevor Ariza Tim Pickett Bernard Robinson Ha Seung-jin Pape Sow Ricky Minard Serhiy Lishchuk Vassilis Spanoulis Christian Drejer Romain Sato Matt Freije Rickey Paulding Luis Flores Marcus Douthit Sergei Karaulov Blake Stepp Rashad Wright

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NBA Sportsmanship Award

1996: Dumars 1997: Brandon 1998: Johnson 1999: Hawkins 2000: Snow 2001: Robinson 2002: Smith 2003: Allen 2004: Brown 2005: Hill 2006: Brand 2007: Deng 2008: Hill 2009: Billups 2010: Hill 2011: Curry 2012: Kidd 2013: Kidd 2014: Conley 2015: Korver 2016: Conley 2017: Walker

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J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award

1975: Unseld 1976: Watts 1977: Bing 1978: Lanier 1979: Murphy 1980: Carr 1981: Glenn 1982: Benson 1983: Erving 1984: Layden 1985: Issel 1986: Cooper & Sparrow 1987: Thomas 1988: English 1989: Bailey 1990: Rivers 1991: K. Johnson 1992: M. Johnson 1993: Porter 1994: Dumars 1995: O'Toole 1996: Dudley 1997: Brown 1998: Smith 1999: Grant 2000: Divac 2001: Mutombo 2002: Mourning 2003: Robinson 2004: Miller 2005: Snow 2006: Garnett 2007: Nash 2008: Billups 2009: Mutombo 2010: Dalembert 2011: Artest 2012: Gasol 2013: Faried 2014: Deng 2015: Noah 2016: Ellington 2017: James

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Great Britain squad – 2012 Summer Olympics
2012 Summer Olympics
– 9th place

4 Achara 5 Lawrence 6 Lenzly 7 Mensah-Bonsu 8 Sullivan 9 Deng 10 Archibald 11 Freeland 12 Reinking 13 Clark 14 Johnson 15 Boateng Coach

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