Wednesday July 30, 2008
CHICAGO (AP) -- Restricted free agent forward Luol Deng and the
Chicago Bulls have agreed to six-year contract that could be worth
as much as 80 million dollars. That's according to a person within
the league who is familiar with the situation and who spoke on the
condition of anonymity because an official announcement has yet to
be made. It's expected to come later today or tomorrow.
The 6-foot-9 Deng averaged 17 points and 6.3 rebounds last
season, while shooting 47.9 percent. That marked a drop from the
previous season, when he averaged 18 points and 7.1 boards while
making 51.7 percent of his shots. Deng had rejected a five-year
contract extension last October that was worth 57.5 million
dollars. The four-year pro out of Duke has career averages of 15.6 points and 6.4 rebounds.
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