Published: Tue, September 04, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Luol Deng, Los Angeles Lakers reach agreement on buyout

Luol Deng, Los Angeles Lakers reach agreement on buyout

The Lakers will use the waive-and-stretch provision on Deng's remaining salary.

As Deng's role quickly diminished in his first season, all the attention was naturally on his four-year, $72 million deal.

"Los Angeles Lakers" purchased out the contract of the British small ahead Luol Deng, stories Sport24.

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ESPN reports the 2 events agreed to a buyout."We are making an try to thank Luol for his time with the Lakers", GM Snatch Pelinka said.

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With the Lakers adding LeBron James, someone who plays Deng's position, that notion was nearly certainly reinforced.

Deng will enter free agency. It still isn't clear which specific teams might be interested in Deng, who was picked seventh overall in the 2004 NBA Draft after playing one season for the Duke Blue Devils in college. According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, they've reached a buyout agreement.

The Lakers are now projected to have $36 million in cap space next summer after this move, with max-level players such as Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard set to become free agents in July.

Acquired as a free agent in 2016, Deng appeared in 57 career games (50 starts) for the Lakers, averaging 7.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 26.3 minutes.

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