12 Facts About Luol Deng

1. In October 2006, Luol Deng became a naturalised British citizen in a ceremony in Croydon and was called up to play in European competition for the Great Britain team.

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2. On September 10, 2018, Luol Deng signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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3. On July 7, 2016, Luol Deng signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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4. In late November and early December 2015, Luol Deng missed six games with a left hamstring strain.

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5. At the time of the trade, Luol Deng was the fifth-longest tenured Chicago Bulls, and fourth-leading scorer in franchise history.

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6. On 9 February 2012, Luol 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.

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7. On 1 November 2010, Luol 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.

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8. We are very happy that Luol Deng will now be with us long term as we continue to grow as an organization.

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9. On 3 May 2007, Luol Deng won the NBA's sportsmanship award in a vote by players.

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10. On 26 March 2007 Luol Deng posted a new career-high 38 points to lead the Bulls to a home victory against the Portland Trail Blazers.

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11. On 27 December 2006, Luol Deng was driving in the lane when Miami Heat player James Posey grabbed him, causing concern that Deng may have re-injured his wrist.

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12. At the age of 14, Luol Deng moved to the United States to play basketball at Blair Academy in New Jersey, where one of his teammates was future NBA player Charlie Villanueva.

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