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Luol Deng signs 2-year deal with Miami Heat

(Agencies) Updated: 2014-07-21 16:55

Luol Deng signs 2-year deal with Miami Heat

Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Luol Deng (9) handles the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Derek Fisher (6) during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Feb 26, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]

MIAMI - Luol Deng has signed a $20 million, two-year contract with the Miami Heat.

He agreed to the deal over the weekend. The contract signed Tuesday includes a player option for 2015-16.

Deng is entering his 11th NBA season, after spending almost his entire career with the Chicago Bulls. He appeared in 40 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers following a trade last season. In Miami, he figures to compete for the starting spot vacated last week when LeBron James left the Heat for a return to the Cavaliers.

Deng has averaged 16.0 points in his career. He was picked No 7 overall from Duke in the 2004 draft.

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