Luol Deng probably wanted to stay with the Chicago Bulls. It was the only team that he had ever been on in the NBA and he had a lot of success there. But this is the final year of his contract and he will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. There were reports from Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski that Deng turned down a 3 year, $30 million contract extension from the Bulls.
Before playing his old team as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Deng was asked if there was any chance that he would go back to the Bulls in free agency. He sarcastically responded that maybe the Bulls could make the same lame offer that he turned down already.
Deng this a.m. on possibility of returning to CHI next season: "Maybe they'll offer me 3yrs, $30 million. That might be an option to take."— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) January 22, 2014
So that makes things pretty clear. First of all, Deng isn't going back to Chicago. And second, it's going to take more than $10 million per year to keep Deng this offseason.
To sum up Deng's feelings about the Bulls contract offer in the words of Austin Carr: GET THAT WEAK STUFF OUTTA HERE.
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