Luol Deng 9 | Forward

Cleveland Cavaliers

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Tue. Apr 15, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Deng has won the J. Walter Kennedy Award, given annually to an NBA player for community service. Impact: Deng has had a long commitment to philanthropic work in his native South Sudan. His recent public service announcement for EnoughProject.org urges peace in his homeland. Deng also established a charitable foundation in Britain, which granted his family political asylum. Cavs coach Mike Brown says Deng's award is ''well-deserved. He has an amazing story.'' Deng says he's honored to receive the award, which is named after the league's second commissioner and has been handed out since 1975.(STATS, 2:44pm)
Mon. Apr 14, 2014
News: Deng (back ) will miss Wednesday's season finale, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Impact: The Cavaliers don't have anything left to play for, so there's no reason to get Deng in the lineup if he is still sore. Deng, who will become a free agent this summer, averaged 14.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in 40 games with the Cavaliers this season.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Apr 13, 2014
News: Deng missed Cleveland's game on Saturday versus Boston because of a sore back. Impact: His status for the season finale versus Brooklyn on April 16 is unknown.(STATS, 00:25am)
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Deng (back) won't play Saturday against the Celtics, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Impact: Deng will miss his second straight game, and Alonzo Gee could start again at the three.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Deng (back) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Celtics, The News Herald reports. Impact: At this point, it wouldn't surprise us if Deng is done for the season with the Cavs eliminated from playoff contention. After Saturday's game, the Cavs only have Wednesday's tilt against the Nets left on the schedule, so it may be best to look elsewhere for production in single-season leagues.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Deng (back) is out Friday in Milwaukee, the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Impact: Deng will sit out, after straining his back over a week ago against the Magic. Alonzo Gee will start at small forward in his place.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Deng had 13 points (6-12 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and seven assists in the win over Detroit on Wednesday. He played 25 minutes. Impact: Deng has not hit a 3-pointer in his last five games and has only averaged 10.8 points on 40.7 percent from the field. With stats like those, he is borderline unplayable in standard-sized leagues. Perhaps Wednesday's nice performance will help him finish the season on an upswing.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 4, 2014
News: Deng (back) played 35 minutes and scored 13 points (4-13 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT) in the loss to Atlanta on Friday. Impact: Deng was limited to 21 minutes Wednesday against the Magic but played his usual complement of minutes in the important game against the Hawks. He's struggled in his last five games, with just 12.6 points (on 39.3 percent from the field, including 1-of-12 on 3-pointers) and 4.2 rebounds nightly.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 4, 2014
News: Coach Mike Brown said that Deng should be fine to play Friday against the Hawks, the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Impact: Deng sustained a strained back in Wednesday's contest with the Magic that limited him to only 21 minutes. The injury was not expected to cause him to miss any more time, and it looks like that will be the case. Expect Deng to start and put up numbers similar to the 14.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists that he has averaged since coming to Cleveland this season.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 2, 2014
News: Deng sustained a strained back Wednesday against the Magic and will be re-evaluated Thursday, the Akron Beacon-Journal reports. Impact: Deng was limited to just 21 minutes in the victory, scoring eight points (4-7 FG) to go with two assists and a pair of rebounds. Whether he'll miss extended time is up in the air at this point, and more information will surface following his evaluation Thursday.(RotoWire, )
Luol Deng
2013-14 Season
PPG
16.0
REB
5.7
ASST
2.9
FG%
43.1
Bio
Ht: 6' 9"  Wt: 220  Age: 28
Born: 4/16/1985, Wau, Sudan
College: Duke
Drafted: 2004 - Rd 1
(7th overall by the Suns)
Injury Status
4/12/2014
Day to day. (Sore back)