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PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
Has appeared in 677 NBA regular season games (631 starts) during his 10-year career and has averaged 16.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.00 steals and 35.8 minutes while shooting 45.7 percent from the floor, 32.9 percent from three-point range and 77.3 percent from the foul line…has missed a total of 125 games during his career, 113 games due to injury, 10 officially listed as DNP-CD (although nine of the 10 he was injured and dressed), one as a healthy scratch on the inactive list and one while in transit after being traded…is a two-time NBA All-Star…captured the NBA’s J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award and the NBA Sportsmanship Award one time each…is a four-time Divisional Sportsmanship Award winner…earned All-Defensive Second Team honors once and was an All-Rookie First Team selection…participated in the Rookie Challenge once…has twice led the NBA in minutes per game for a season…has scored in double figures on 557 occasions, including 209 games with at least 20 points, 13 games with 30-or-more points and one 40-point performance…has averaged double figures in scoring in all 10 of his years in the league and at least 15 points in each of the last five seasons…his longest streak of consecutive games scoring in double figures is 33 (Mar. 24. 2006-Dec. 13, 2006)…his longest stretch of consecutive 20-point games is six (Nov. 24, 2013-Dec. 5, 2013)…has grabbed double-figure rebounds 96 times, including one 20-rebound effort…has handed out double-figure assists three times and has posted 92 double-doubles…has 126 multi-trey games…his longest streak of consecutive games with a three-point field goal made is 14 (Feb. 14, 2012-Mar. 16, 2012)…his longest streak of consecutive games played is 108 (Apr. 2, 2010-Jan. 21, 2012) and his longest streak of consecutive starts is 107 (Apr. 3, 2010-Jan. 21, 2012)…has recorded 175 multi-steal games and 73 multi-block games…still ranks among the Bulls’ all-time regular season leaders in points (4th), minutes played (4th), seasons played (5th), field goals made (5th) and attempted (5th), three-point field goals attempted (5th), defensive rebounds (5th), steals (5th), games played (6th), three-point field goals made (6th), free throws made (8th) and attempted (8th), offensive rebounds (8th), total rebounds (9th) and blocks (10th)…has appeared in 48 postseason games (42 starts) and has averaged 16.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.15 steals and 40.2 minutes while shooting 45.2 percent from the floor, 26.2 percent from three-point range and 74.9 percent from the foul line…has scored in double figures 41 times in postseason play, including 19 games with at least 20 points and one 30-point effort…his longest streak of consecutive double-figure scoring efforts in postseason play is 23 (May 4, 2006-May 4, 2011) and his longest streak of consecutive games with at least 20 points is four (Apr. 21-29, 2007)…has grabbed double-figure rebounds on nine occasions in postseason play and has posted nine double-doubles…still ranks among the Bulls all-time postseason leaders in field goals made (5th) and attempted (5th), points (7th), three-point field goals attempted (9th), steals (9th), blocks (9th) and total rebounds (10th)…came off the bench in both All-Star Games in which he has appeared and has averaged 5.0 points, 1.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 11.5 minutes.

2013-14 SEASON:
Split the season between the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers…started all 63 games in which he appeared in and averaged 16.0 points (.431 FG%, .791 FT%), 5.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 35.1 minutes…officially missed 13 games due to injury, three games as a DNP-CD in which he dressed but was injured and one game (Jan. 7) while in transit after the trade was completed…sat out nine games (Dec. 7-13 and Dec. 19-30) with a sore left Achilles…sat out one game (Feb. 7) with flu-like symptoms…missed three games from Mar. 18-22 (one of which was officially a DNP-CD) due to a sprained left ankle…missed the final three games of the season (Apr. 11-16) with lower back soreness, the first two (Apr. 11-12) were officially listed as DNP-CDs…captured the NBA’s J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award…ranked 28th in the NBA in minutes per game…topped the Bulls in scoring 12 times, in rebounds and assists four times each and in minutes on 11 occasions…scored in double figures 51 times, including 18 games with at least 20 points and one 30-point effort…scored at least 20 points in a career-high six consecutive games from Nov. 24-Dec. 5…grabbed double-figure rebounds on eight occasions and handed out double-figure rebounds once…recorded eight double-doubles…appeared in 23 games for Chicago and averaged a team-leading 19.0 points (.452 FG%, .815 FT%), 6.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.04 steals and 37.4 minutes…scored his 10,000th career point vs. Charlotte on Nov. 18…played in his 600th career game vs. Phoenix on Jan. 26…set a career high in minutes played (55:38) vs. New Orleans on Dec. 2…Season Highs: 37 points (vs. New Orleans, Dec. 2), 11 rebounds (twice), 11 assists (at Cleveland, Nov. 30), five steals (vs. Utah, Nov. 8), two blocks (vs. Charlotte, Nov. 18) and 55:38 minutes (vs. New Orleans, Dec. 2).

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13 (Chicago): Started all 75 games in which he appeared for the Bulls and averaged 16.5 points (.426 FG%, .816 FT%), 6.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.08 steals and 38.7 minutes…missed seven games due to injury…sat out five games (Jan. 19-26) with a right hamstring injury and a pair of games (Apr. 7-9) with a right hip injury…for the second consecutive year he was selected to play in the NBA All-Star Game as a reserve for the Eastern Conference and tallied 10 points, two rebounds and one assist in 17:05 of action…set single-season career highs in free throw percentage and assists per game…led the NBA in minutes per game and ranked 35th in scoring average…led the Bulls in minutes, scoring average and free throws made and attempted and ranked second in points, field goals made and attempted, three-point field goals attempted and steals…topped the Bulls in scoring 22 times, in assists eight times and in rebounds on seven occasions…scored in double figures 66 times, including 22 games with at least 20 points and one 30-point effort…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 10 occasions and posted nine double-doubles…hit a game-winning shot with 0:03.3 left in overtime at Toronto on Jan. 16…Season Highs: 33 points (at New York, Jan. 11), 14 rebounds (at Atlanta, Feb. 2), eight assists (twice), four steals (twice), two blocks (six times) and 50:04 minutes (vs. Denver, Mar. 18).

2011-12 (Chicago): Started all 54 games in which he appeared for Chicago and averaged 15.3 points (.412 FG%, .770 FT%), 6.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.04 steals and 39.4 minutes…missed a total of nine games (Jan. 23-Feb. 2 and Mar. 10-12) with a sore left wrist of which six were officially listed as DNP-CDs…sat out two games (Apr. 16-18) with bruised ribs…was a healthy scratch (rest) for the season-finale on Apr. 26…was selected to play in his first NBA All-Star Game as a reserve for the Eastern Conference (was scoreless with one assist in 5:51 of action)…led the NBA in minutes per game…led the Bulls in minutes played and minutes per game and ranked second in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted and three-point field goals made and attempted…topped the Bulls in scoring 14 times, in rebounds nine times and in assists on three occasions…scored in double figures 43 times, including 20 games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds eight times and handed out double-figure assists twice…recorded 10 double-doubles…tipped in the game-winning bucket in overtime vs. Toronto on Mar. 24 and hit the game-winning shot with 0:03.7 left vs. Atlanta on Jan. 3…played in his 500th career game at Memphis on Jan. 16…set career highs in both three-point field goals made (6) and attempted (9) vs. Boston on Feb. 16…Season Highs: 26 points (vs. Boston, Apr. 5), 16 rebounds (at Boston, Jan. 13), 11 assists (vs. Sacramento, Feb. 14), four steals (twice), two blocks (five times) and 49:40 minutes (at New York, Apr. 8).

2010-11 (Chicago): Started all 82 games for the Bulls and averaged 17.4 points (.460 FG%, .753 FT%), 5.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 39.1 minutes…set single-season career highs in minutes played, assists and three-point field goals made and attempted and tied his career high in games played and starts…ranked among the NBA leaders in minutes played (3rd), minutes per game (4th) and scoring average (30th)…led the Bulls in minutes played, tied for the lead in games played and starts and ranked second in field goals made and attempted, three-point field goals attempted, free throws made and attempted, defensive rebounds and assists…topped the Bulls in scoring 12 times, in rebounds seven times and in assists five times…scored in double figures 73 times, including 26 games with at least 20 points, one game with 30-or-more points and one 40-point effort…grabbed double-figure rebounds nine times and posted eight double-doubles…had a career-high 36 multi-trey games…scored a career-high 40 points vs. Portland on Nov. 1…Season Highs: 40 points (vs. Portland, Nov. 1), 12 rebounds (twice), eight assists (vs. Indiana, Jan. 29), three steals (three times), three blocks (at Indiana, Jan. 14), and 53:39 minutes (at Phoenix, Nov. 24).

2009-10 (Chicago): Appeared in 70 games (69 starts) for the Bulls and averaged 17.6 points (.466 FG%, .764 FT%), 7.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 37.9 minutes…missed a total of 12 games due to injury…missed one game (Mar. 1) with a swollen left knee and 11 games (Mar. 11-30) with a left calf strain…set single-season career highs in rebounds per game and blocks…ranked among the NBA leaders in minutes per game (12th), rebounds per game (32nd) and scoring average (33rd)…ranked second on the team in minutes played, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, total rebounds and steals…topped the team in scoring 24 times, in rebounds 11 times and in assists on three occasions…scored in double figures 63 times, including 28 games with at least 20 points and one 30-point outing…grabbed double-figure rebounds 14 times, including one game with at least 20 rebounds…amassed 13 double-doubles…scored 24 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds vs. Milwaukee on Nov. 3 while recording the lone 20-point/20-rebound game of his career…Season Highs: 31 points (vs. Indiana, Feb. 24), 20 rebounds (vs. Milwaukee, Nov. 3), six assists (twice), four steals (twice), four blocks (three times) and 52:17 minutes (vs. Golden State, Dec. 11).

2008-09 (Chicago): Saw action in 49 games (46 starts) with the Bulls and averaged 14.1 points (.448 FG%, .796 FT%), 6.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists. 1.22 steals and 34.0 minutes…missed a total of 33 games due to injury…missed three games (Nov. 19-23) with a strained left hamstring, eight games (Dec. 27-Jan. 10) with a sprained left ankle and sat out the final 22 games of the regular season (Mar. 3-Apr. 15) and the postseason with a right tibia stress fracture…led the Bulls in scoring nine times, in rebounds seven times and in assists twice…scored in double figures 36 times, including 13 games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds eight times and posted seven double-doubles…Season Highs: 28 points (at Houston, Feb. 3), 14 rebounds (at Toronto, Jan. 14), five assists (twice), four steals (vs. Cleveland, Jan. 15), two blocks (four times) and 45:33 minutes (vs. Denver, Feb. 20).

2007-08 (Chicago): Appeared in 63 games (59 starts) for the Bulls and averaged 17.0 points (.479 FG%, .770 FT%), 6.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 33.8 minutes…missed 19 games due to injury…missed three games (Nov. 18-24) with lower back pain and 16 games (Jan. 5-11, Jan. 19, Jan. 23-Feb. 14) due to left Achilles tendinitis…led the Bulls in minutes per game and field goal percentage and ranked second in scoring average, field goals made and attempted and free throws made and attempted…topped the Bulls in scoring 17 times and in rebounds 13 times…scored in double figures 55 times, including 26 games with at least 20 points and a pair of 30-point efforts…grabbed double-figure rebounds six times and posted six double-doubles…Season Highs: 32 points (at Milwaukee, Apr. 14), 13 rebounds (at Charlotte, Jan. 2), eight assists (at Miami, Jan. 16), four steals (at New Jersey, Oct. 31), three blocks (vs. Atlanta, Mar. 25) and 46:25 minutes (vs. Orlando, Dec. 31).

2006-07 (Chicago): Started all 82 games for the Bulls and averaged 18.8 points (.517 FG%, .777 FT%), 7.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.18 steals and 37.5 minutes…captured the NBA Sportsmanship Award…was the only Bull to start all 82 games…set single-season career highs in games played, points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, field goal percentage, free throws made and attempted, offensive, defensive and total rebounds and steals…ranked among the NBA leaders in minutes per game (21st), field goal percentage (21st), scoring average (26th), rebounds per game (28th) and steals per game (tied-32nd)…led the Bulls in minutes played, field goals made and field goal percentage and ranked second in points, scoring average, field goal attempts, free throws made and attempted, steals and offensive, defensive and total rebounds…topped the Bulls in scoring 20 times, in rebounds 19 times and in assists three times…scored in double figures a career-high 78 times, including a career-high 35 games with at least 20 points and a career-high six 30-point games…grabbed double-figure rebounds a career-best 18 times and posted a career-high 17 double-doubles…registered a career-high 26 multi-steal games…made a career-high 18 field goals vs. Portland on Mar. 26…amassed a career-high six steals vs. Orlando on Feb. 26…Season Highs: 38 points (vs. Portland, Mar. 26), 14 rebounds (three times), six assists (four times), six steals (vs. Orlando, Feb. 26), two blocks (nine times) and 48:44 minutes (at Milwaukee, Mar. 4).

2005-06 (Chicago): Saw action in 78 games (56 starts) for the Bulls and averaged 14.3 points (.463 FG%, .750 FT%), 6.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 33.4 minutes…missed a total of four games due to injury…spent one game on the inactive list (Dec. 20) because of a right knee contusion and missed three games (Apr. 8-12) due to a concussion…ranked second on the team in starts, minutes, free throws attempted, offensive, defensive and total rebounds and was third in points scored, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and steals…topped the Bulls in scoring 12 times and in rebounds 15 times…scored in double figures 59 times, including 15 games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 12 occasions and posted 11 double-doubles…recorded a career-high four consecutive double-doubles from Feb. 28-Mar. 5…scored a team-high 26 points at Miami on his 21st birthday (Apr. 16) to help the Bulls clinch a playoff berth…selected to the Sophomore Team in the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Houston and tallied 10 points, four rebounds and four assists in 24 minutes…Season Highs: 28 points (at Boston, Dec. 2), 18 rebounds (vs. L.A. Clippers, Mar. 10), six assists (three times), four blocks (vs. Minnesota, Feb. 28), three steals (three times) and 47:10 minutes (vs. Houston, Jan. 20).

2004-05 (Chicago): Appeared in 61 games (45 starts) for the Bulls and averaged 11.7 points (.434 FG%, .741 FT%), 5.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 27.3 minutes…missed 20 games due to injury…sat out 10 games from Mar. 4-19 with a sprained right ankle and missed the final 10 games of the regular season (Apr. 5-20) with a ligament tear in his right wrist which also caused him to miss the 2005 postseason…was a DNP-CD on Apr. 2 vs. Charlotte…earned NBA All-Rookie First Team honors…ranked among the NBA’s rookie leaders in scoring (4th), assists (6th), minutes (6th), rebounding (7th), free throw percentage (8th), three-point field goal percentage (10th) and blocks (10th)…topped the Bulls in scoring seven times and in rebounds twice…scored in double figures 33 times, including six games with at least 20 points and on 30-point effort…grabbed double-figure rebounds on three occasions and posted three double-doubles, including one in his NBA debut…made his NBA debut vs. New Jersey on Nov. 5 and tallied 18 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and a block in 38 minutes…made his first NBA start at Utah on Nov. 24 and totaled 11 points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 33 minutes…Season Highs: 30 points (at Dallas, Feb. 8), 11 rebounds (at Dallas, Feb. 8), five assists (four times), four steals (at L.A. Lakers, Nov. 21), two blocks (five times) and 47 minutes (at Dallas, Feb. 8).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Phoenix Suns in the first round (7th overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft…draft rights were traded to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for a future conditional first-round draft pick, the draft rights to Jackson Vroman (31st overall pick) and cash considerations on June 24, 2004…re-signed by the Bulls on July 31, 2008…traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Andrew Bynum, three future draft picks and the right to swap 2015 first-round picks with the Cavs (1-14 protected) on Jan. 7, 2014…signed by the HEAT as a free agent on July 14, 2014.

NBA PLAYOFFS:
2013: Started all five games in which he appeared for the Bulls in the Opening Round vs. Brooklyn and averaged 13.8 points (.381 FG%, .400 FT%), 9.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.00 steals and 44.8 minutes…missed the final two games of the Opening Round series vs. Brooklyn and all five games in the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Miami due to illness…topped the Bulls in minutes and blocks twice each and in points, assists and steals once each…scored in double figures four times, including one 20-point effort…grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and posted a pair of double-doubles…set a postseason career high in minutes played (56:45) in Game 4 at Chicago on Apr. 27…set a postseason career high in field goal attempts (23) in Game 3 vs. Brooklyn on Apr. 25… 2012: Started all six games in Chicago’s Opening Round series vs. Philadelphia and averaged 14.0 points (.456 FG%, .571 FT%), 8.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.50 blocks and 38.0 minutes…led the Bulls in minutes played, points scored and three-point field goals made and attempted, tied for the lead in steals and ranked second in field goals made and attempted and defensive and total rebounds…topped the Bulls in scoring twice, in minutes and blocks three times each and in rebounds and steals once each…scored in double figures on four occasions, including one 20-point outing…grabbed double-figure rebounds once and posted one double-double…set postseason career highs in both defensive (14) and total (17) rebounds in Game 6 at Philadelphia on May 10…2011: Started all 16 games for the Bulls and averaged 16.9 points (.426 FG%, .839 FT%), 6.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.50 steals and 42.9 minutes…topped the Bulls in minutes 13 times, in steals four times and in assists and blocks twice each…scored in double figures 15 times, including six games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and amassed a pair of double-doubles…averaged 18.6 points (.411 FG%, .800 FT%), 6.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.40 steals and 42.2 minutes in the Opening Round vs. Indiana… topped the Bulls in minutes four times, in assists twice and in steals once vs. Indiana…had a postseason career-high seven assists in Game 5 vs. Indiana on Apr. 26…averaged 15.2 points (.444 FG%, .850 FT%), 6.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.33 steals and 44.0 minutes in the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Atlanta…topped the Bulls in minutes in all six games vs. Atlanta and also led the team in steals and blocks once each…recorded a postseason career-high five steals in Game 6 at Atlanta on May 12…averaged 17.2 points (.421 FG%, .917 FT%), 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.80 steals and 42.4 minutes in the Eastern Conference Finals vs. Miami…led the Bulls in minutes played, three-point field goals made and attempted, free throw percentage and steals vs. Miami…topped the Bulls in minutes three times, in steals twice and in blocks once vs. Miami…2010: Started all five games vs. Cleveland in the Opening Round and averaged 18.8 points (.463 FG%, .731 FT%), 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.20 steals and 40.4 minutes…scored in double figures in all five games, including three games with at least 20 points…had postseason career highs in both free throws made (8) and attempted (11) in the decisive Game 5 at Cleveland on Apr. 27…2009: Missed the postseason due to a right tibia stress fracture…2007: Started all 10 games for the Bulls and averaged 22.2 points (.524 FG%, .807 FT%), 8.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists,1.00 steals and 41.0 minutes…scored in double figures in all 10 games, including seven games with at least 20 points and the lone 30-point game of his postseason career…grabbed double-figure rebounds on four occasions and posted four double-doubles…averaged 26.3 points (.579 FG%, .850 FT%), 9.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.75 steals and 41.3 minutes in Chicago’s Opening Round sweep of Miami…led the Bulls in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, field goal percentage and steals and tied for the team high in offensive rebounds in the Opening Round series…topped Chicago in rebounds and steals twice each vs. Miami and in minutes and points once each…set postseason career highs in points (33) and field goals made (14) in Game 1 vs. Miami on Apr. 21…averaged 19.5 points (.478 FG%, .784 FT%), 8.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 40.8 minutes in the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Detroit…topped the Bulls in points and minutes three times each vs. Detroit and in rebounds and blocks twice each…grabbed a postseason career-high six offensive rebounds in Game 4 vs. Detroit on May 13…2006: Came off the bench in all six games in the Opening Round against the eventual NBA Champion HEAT and 10.2 points (.429 FG%, .571 FT%), 4.8 rebounds and 30.0 minutes…was second on the team in total rebounds and tied for second in offensive rebounds…topped the Bulls in steals and blocks twice each and in rebounds once…was Chicago’s leading scorer off the bench four times…made his NBA Playoffs debut in Game 1 at Miami on Apr. 22 and finished with six points, and three rebounds in 21:42 of action…2005: Sat out the 2005 postseason with a torn right wrist ligament.

OLYMPICS:
2012: Was a member of the Great Britain 2012 national team in the 2012 Olympics…averaged 15.8 points (.314 FG%, .692 FT%), 6.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists in five games…had 26 points vs. Russia on July 29 and 26 points vs. Spain on Aug. 2.

HONORS:
2013-14: Received the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award…2012-13: Was selected an Eastern Conference reserve for the All-Star Game…was named the NBA’s Central Division Sportsmanship Award winner…led the NBA in minutes per game…2011-12: Captured NBA All-Defensive Second Team honors…was selected an Eastern Conference reserve for the All-Star Game…led the NBA in minutes per game…2010-11: Was named the Central Division Sportsmanship Award winner…2006-07: Captured the NBA Sportsmanship Award…was named the NBA’s Central Division Sportsmanship Award winner…received the NBA’s Community Assist Award for April 2007…2005-06: Was named the NBA’s Central Division Sportsmanship Award winner…selected to the Sophomore Team in the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Houston…2004-05: Earned NBA All-Rookie First Team honors.

COLLEGE:
Played one season at Duke University before becoming an early entry candidate for the 2004 NBA Draft after his freshman year…appeared in 37 games (32 starts) for the Blue Devils and averaged 15.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.32 steals and 1.05 blocks while shooting 47.5 percent from the floor, 36.0 percent from three-point range and 71.0 percent from the foul line…was the Blue Devils second-leading scorer and rebounder…named Third Team All-ACC and was a unanimous ACC All-Freshman selection…was named Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Atlanta Regional… became just the 10th freshman in ACC history to lead freshman in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage…was one of only two players in the ACC to finish in the Top 10 in scoring (8th), rebounding (7th), field goal percentage (5th) and blocks (9th)…was named ACC Rookie of the Week six times, good for the second-highest total in conference history…was named to the National All-Freshman Team by The Sporting News, Basketball Times, Collegeinsider.com and Rivals.com.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Luol Deng…has a personal and foundation website (LuolDeng.com/LuolDeng.org)…is the son of Martha John and Aldo Deng…has three brothers (Ajou, Akuei and Deng) and five sisters (Ayak, Akon, Abuk, Arek and Chier)…his older brother, Ajou, played college basketball at the University of Connecticut (1999-2001) and at Fairfield University (2001-03) before playing professionally for five years in Great Britain and Slovakia and also was a teammate of Luol on the Great Britain national team…his sister, Arek, played college basketball at the University of Delaware…lists his parents as the people he admires most and is thankful for all they went through for his family to have a better life…his father, Aldo, served in the Sudanese parliament and became the country’s Minister of Transportation before moving to Egypt to avoid Sudan’s civil war…while in Egypt, he was taught how to play basketball by former HEAT center Manute Bol…in 1993, his father was granted political asylum and moved the family to England, settling in Brixton, South London…at the age of 14, he moved to the United States to play basketball at Blair Academy in Blairstown, New Jersey where one of his teammates was current Dallas Maverick Charlie Villanueva…created the Luol Deng Foundation, which is dedicated to assisting those in need by providing resources and creating opportunities for a better way of life, with hope, integrity and faith as values, the foundation’s wellness, educational and recreational programs encourage and promote progress and improvement in his local community, in South Sudan and all over the world…is also active with Save the Children and Deki, which works to reduce poverty in the developing world through ethical microloans…partnered with Nike, Evelyn Grace Academy and Reforming Black Britain to launch flagship project, DENG Academy…DENG Academy provides a stepping stone for those in South London and surrounding areas with grass roots development techniques and works to create opportunities both on and off the court…DENG Academy has a structured player pathway model to ensure athletes progress through competing at a central venue in national leagues, as well as advancing Luol Deng Foundation summer projects such as DENG Camp and DENG Girls, which is the UK’s first female-only elite basketball program…the Academy also has a scholarship fund to place the most talented kids in USA high schools to follow in Luol’s footsteps…In response to elite funding cuts to British Basketball, founded DENG Camp Top 50, an invite-only three-day camp for the most talented male athletes aged 19 and under all over the UK, handpicked through a panel of national and club team coaches…was part of the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders tour to Africa in the summers of 2006, 2012, and 2013 and to Europe and Asia in 2007…serves as a spokesman for the World Food Programme and also the Nothing But Nets initiative, a grassroots effort to prevent malaria by delivering long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets…has been involved with the “Lost Boys of Sudan” Chicago Chapter…created a PSA for ninemillion.org to raise funds for refugee children to get an education…co-funded the Chicago Housing Authority’s Holiday Party purchasing 500 toys for underprivileged children for Christmas…made a personal donation to the holiday food drive benefitting the Greater Chicago Food Depository…hosted and underwrote the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner at the Pacific Garden Mission every season while in Chicago…was awarded the Chicago Bulls Charles Lubin Award in October 2006 for his dedication to community service…in his free time he likes to watch TV and movies, read, play video games, cook and travel…his favorite sport other than basketball is soccer and he’s a fan of Arsenal FC...wears size 15 sneakers.

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Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 220 lbs./ 99.8 kg
Born: April 16, 1985
From: Duke University
Draft: 1st Round (7th pick) 2004 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2004
Years Pro: 10
Previous Teams:
  Miami Heat 2014 - 2014
  Cleveland Cavaliers 2014 - 2014
  Chicago Bulls 2013 - 2013
  Cleveland Cavaliers 2013 - 2013
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Prior to NBA/Country: Duke/Great Britain

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