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2012-13 (Chicago): Played in 75 games (all starts) and averaged a team-high 16.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.08 spg and 0.43 bpg in 38.7 mpg (first in the NBA) and shot .426 from the field, .322 from behind the arc and a career-high .816 from the line … led the team in scoring 22 times, in assists eight times and in rebounds seven times … posted a team-high 67 games with 10-plus points, including 22 contests with 20-plus points and one game with 30-plus points … recorded nine double-doubles and tallied 10 games with 10-plus rebounds … shot 11-of-17 from the free throw line in scoring a game-high 28 points against DET (03/31) ... recorded 25 points and four three-point makes at DAL (03/30) ... scored a game-high 28 points to go along with his seven rebounds and five assists versus MIA (03/27) … posted 17 points and seven boards at MIN (03/24) … led the Bulls with 20 points against IND (03/23) ... posted 21 points and five assists versus DEN (03/18) … tallied 26 points, seven boards and five assists versus CLE (02/26) … notched his sixth double-double of the year with 12 points and a team-high 13 rebounds at MIL (01/30) … hit the game-winning shot with 0:03.3 left in overtime at TOR (01/16) and finished with 19 points, a game-high seven assists and six boards … tallied 18 points and two boards versus ATL (01/14) … scored a season-high 33 points and added five boards and four assists at NY (01/11) … recorded third career “4x4” game as he had 19 points, seven assists, five rebounds and four steals versus CLE (01/07) … posted 20 points and 12 boards versus CHA (12/31) … led the team with 29 points and 13 boards at NY (12/21) … tallied a double-double with 19 points and 12 boards at PHI (12/12) … netted 22 points, five boards and three steals versus NY (12/08) … posted 25 points, seven assists and seven boards versus PHI (12/01) … tallied a team-high 22 points and six rebounds versus DAL (11/28) … recorded a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds at HOU (11/21) … posted a game-high 26 points and added 11 boards versus BOS (11/12) … recorded a team-high 27 points (3-6 3FG) versus OKC (11/08) … scored a team-high 23 points and pulled down eight rebounds versus ORL (11/06) … posted a game-high 19 points in addition to eight rebounds versus NO (11/03) … missed five games with a right hamstring injury (01/19-01/26) and two games with a right hip injury (04/07-04/09) … 2013 Playoffs: Appeared in five games (all starts) and averaged 13.8 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.00 spg, 44.8 mpg and shot .381 from the field … posted two double-doubles … played 56:45 in Chicago’s triple-overtime Game 4 win versus BKN (04/27) and finished with 15 points, eight boards and six assists.


Career: Has started 568 of his 614 career appearances … holds career averages of 16.0 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.4 apg and 1.00 spg in 35.9 mpg, while shooting .460 from the floor, including .334 from downtown and .771 on free throws … has posted 84 double-doubles … is a two-time NBA All-Star … scored five points and grabbed one rebound in 11 minutes at the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston … named to the 2012 Eastern Conference All-Star Team in a reserve role, where he saw 5:51 of action … has appeared in 48 playoff games (42 starts), where he has posted averages of 16.7 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.15 spg and 0.77 bpg in 40.2 mpg, and he has shot .452 from the field and .749 from the line … 2011-12 (Chicago): Played in 54 games (all starts) and averaged 15.3 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.04 spg and 0.72 bpg in 35.3 mpg and shot .412 from the field, .367 from behind the arc and .770 from the line (first in the NBA) … led the team in scoring 14 times, in rebounds nine times and in assists three times … scored in double figures 43 times, including 19 games with 20 or more points … recorded 10 double-doubles, including two point/assist double-doubles … posted 22 points and six rebounds versus DAL (04/21) … scored 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds versus HOU (04/02) … posted a game-high 20 points and nine rebounds versus DET (03/30) … tipped in the game-winning basket in overtime versus TOR (03/24) and finished with 23 points, 10 boards and four assists … recorded 24 points (4-4 3FG) and six boards at CLE (03/02) … finished with 23 points, 10 assists and four boards against BOS (02/16) … scored 23 points, handed out a career-high 11 assists and added seven boards versus SAC (02/14) … scored 19 points in 34:20 at NJ (02/06) … finished with 20 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals at MEM (01/16) … scored 21 points and grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds at BOS (01/13) … posted a double-double with 12 points and a team-high 15 boards versus WAS (01/11) … scored 21 points and grabbed 11 boards at MIN (01/10) … hit the game-winning basket with :03.7 to help Chicago defeat Atlanta 76-74, also recorded 21 points and eight boards versus ATL (01/03) … posted his first double-double of the year with 22 points and 10 boards at GS (12/26) … in the final :54.6 of regulation at LAL (12/25), he scored four points, grabbed two boards, stole a pass from Kobe Bryant with Chicago down one point, and then blocked Bryant’s shot as time expired to seal Chicago’s 88-87 comeback victory … missed nine games with a sore left wrist (01/23-02/02, 03/10-03/12) and two games with bruised ribs (04/16, 04/18) … spent two games on the team’s Inactive List and notched six DNP-CD’s as a result of injuries … 2012 Playoffs: Started all six games and posted averages of 14.0 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.50 bpg, 0.83 spg, .456 from the field, .364 from downtown and .571 from the line in 38.0 mpg … scored 24 points and added eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals versus PHI (05/08) … recorded 19 points, 17 boards, three assists, two steals and two blocks at PHI (05/10) ... 2010-11 (Chicago): Appeared in every regular season game (82 starts) and averaged 17.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.8 apg, 0.95 spg, 39.1 mpg, .460 shooting, .345 from downtown and .753 from the stripe … he led the team in scoring 12 times, in rebounds seven times and in assists five times … recorded 72 games with 10 or more points, including 26 with 20 or more points scored and one game with 40 points scored … grabbed 10 or more boards in a game nine times and recorded eight double-doubles on the season … ranked third in the NBA in minutes played and fourth in mpg … scored 23 points and grabbed six boards versus BOS (04/07) … posted 27 points and four boards at ATL (03/22) … scored 21 points and added 10 boards at IND (03/18) ... posted 26 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals versus UTH (03/12) … notched a double-double with 20 points and 10 boards versus MIA (02/24) … finished with 26 points, six boards and five assists at LAC (02/02) … recorded 26 points and eight boards versus ORL (01/28) … posted a double-double with 20 points (4-5 3FG) and 12 boards versus CLE (01/22) … tallied 28 points (3-7 3FG), five boards and four assists at MEM (01/17) … scored 24 points and grabbed 11 boards at DEN (11/26) … played a career-high 53:39 at PHO (11/24) and finished with 26 points and 10 boards … notched his first double-double of the season with 26 points and 11 boards versus GS (11/11) … scored a career-high 40 points (14-19 FG) and grabbed four rebounds versus POR (11/01) … 2011 Playoffs: Started all 16 playoff games and posted averages of 16.9 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.50 spg, 42.9 mpg, .426 shooting from the field and .839 from the line … he scored 20 or more points six times and grabbed 10 or more boards twice … played 45 or more minutes eight times … 2009-10 (Chicago): Appeared in 70 games (69 starts) and averaged 17.7 ppg, a career-high 7.4 rpg, 2.0 apg, 0.93 spg, 0.88 bpg and 37.9 mpg … shot .467 from the field, .395 behind the arc and .761 from the line … led the team in scoring 24 times, in rebounds 11 times and in assists three times … scored 10 or more points 63 times, 20 or more points 29 times and 30-plus points once … he grabbed 10 or more boards on 14 occasions and produced 13 double-doubles … notched his 13th double-double with 22 points and 10 boards versus CLE (04/08) … recorded his 12th double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 boards versus MIL (04/06) … posted a team-high 23 points and six rebounds versus MEM (03/04) … 2009-10 cont’d: scored 13 points and grabbed 18 boards at IND (02/27) … posted 23 points and seven boards versus POR (02/26) … scored a game-high 31 points and added nine boards and a career-high tying four blocks versus IND (02/24) … scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds at NY (02/17) … posted 18 points and four rebounds versus NY (02/16) … scored a team-high 23 points and grabbed seven boards versus ORL (02/10) … finished with 23 points and 11 boards at IND (02/09) … scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds versus MIA (02/06) … had 20 points and eight boards at ATL (02/05) … posted 17 points, 11 boards and three steals at PHI (02/02) … tallied a team-high 26 points and seven boards at NO (01/29) … scored 23 points and grabbed six boards at PHO (01/22/) … recorded 19 points and 10 rebounds at LAC (01/20) … scored 25 points at BOS (01/14) … scored 27 points (13-18 FG) to go along with six rebounds versus DET (01/11) … recorded 18 points and a team-high nine rebounds at CHA (01/05) … posted his seventh double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds versus OKC (01/04) … had 23 points, eight boards and four blocks at NY (12/22) … posted 26 points and five boards versus SAC (12/21) … scored 21 points and added 12 boards and six assists versus ATL (12/17) … posted game highs of 24 points and 13 rebounds, and added five assists versus NY (12/17) … recorded 21 points and six rebounds versus LAL (12/15) … tallied 21 points, six boards and six assists versus GS (12/11) … posted a season-high 27 points and nine rebounds against NJ (12/08) … scored 14 points to go along with his eight rebounds and three assists versus DET (12/02) … notched his fourth double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds at MIL (11/30) … posted a team-high 26 points, eight rebounds and four steals at UTA (11/26) … recorded 25 points and grabbed four boards at POR (11/23) … tallied 22 points, three rebounds and four blocks at DEN (11/21) … posted his second double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds at SAC (11/17) … scored 24 points and grabbed a career-high 24 rebounds, including a career-best seven offensive rebounds versus MIL (11/03) … missed one game with a swollen left knee (03/01) and 11 games with a left calf strain (03/11-03/30) … 2010 Playoffs: Started all five games versus CLE in Chicago’s first round series … averaged 18.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.20 spg, 40.6 mpg and shot .463 from the field and .740 from the line … scored in double figures in all five contests, including three games with 20 or more points … scored 20 points and added six boards and five assists at CLE (04/19) … scored 20 points versus CLE (04/22) … scored 26 points and grabbed six rebounds at CLE (04/27) … 2008-09 (Chicago): Appeared in 49 games (46 starts), and averaged 14.1 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.22 spg, .448 from the field, .796 from the line and 34.0 mpg … led the team in scoring nine times, in boards seven times and assists two times … he posted 13 games with 20 or more points, eight games with 10 or more rebounds and recorded seven double-doubles … tallied his seventh double-double of the season with 22 points and 12 rebounds versus DEN (02/20) … scored a season-high 28 points (11-16 FG) to go along with his six boards at HOU (02/03) … notched his sixth double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 boards at PHO (01/31) … tallied a team-high 23 points, nine rebounds and three steals at LAC (01/28) … scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds at MIN (01/25) … tallied his fourth double-double of the year with 20 points and 10 boards at NY (01/19) … posted his second double-double of the year with 16 points and a season-best 14 rebounds at TOR (01/14) … scored a season-high 26 points versus WAS (12/06) … missed three games with a left hamstring strain (11/19-11/23), eight games with a left ankle sprain (12/27-01/10) and the final 22 games of the regular season with a right tibia stress fracture (03/03-04/15) … 2009 Playoffs: Missed the postseason due to a right tibia stress fracture … 2007-08 (Chicago): Saw action in 63 games, including 59 starts … averaged 17.0 ppg, 6.3 rpg and 2.5 apg in 33.8 mpg … shot .479 from the field, including a career-best .364 from three-point range and .770 from the free throw line … posted six point-rebound double-double games … 25 games of 20-plus points, including two games of 30-plus points … scored a season-best 32 points at MIL (04/14) … handed out a career-high eight assists at MIA (01/16) … tied his career-high six offensive rebounds two times … placed on the Inactive List for 19 games – three games with lower back pain (11/18-11/24) and 16 games due to left Achilles tendonitis (01/05-01/11, 01/19, 01/23-02/14) … 2006-07 (Chicago): Started a career-high 82 games and was one of only two Bulls to appear in every game … averaged career-bests of 18.8 ppg (25th in NBA), 7.1 rpg (28th in NBA), 2.5 apg and 1.18 spg (32nd in NBA) in 37.5 mpg (21st in NBA) … also shot career highs from the field (.517 – 21st in NBA) and from the free throw line (.777) … ranked among NBA leaders with 3,071 minutes (fifth), 630 FGM (11th), 1,218 FGA (12th) and 1,540 points (19th) … led the team with 16 double-doubles … reached double figures in scoring in 78 games … selected by his peers as the Central Division Sportsmanship Award Winner … scored a career-best 38 points after shooting 18-25 (career-best in FGM & FGA) from the floor versus POR (03/26) … played a career-high 48:44 at MIL (03/04) … grabbed a career-high six steals versus ORL (02/26) … 2007 Playoffs: Started all 10 games and averaged a team-high 22.2 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 2.4 apg and 1.00 spg in 41.0 mpg and shot .524 from the floor and .807 from the free throw line … scored a playoff career-high 33 points (14-22 FG, 5-5 FT) with eight rebounds in Game 1 versus MIA (04/21) … six games of 20-plus points … four games of 10-plus rebounds … four double-doubles … 2005-06 (Chicago): Averaged 14.3 ppg, 6.6 rpg and 1.9 apg in 33.4 mpg in 78 games … selected to the 2006 Sophomore Team T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and finished with 10 points, four rebounds and four assists in 24 minutes … scored a team-high 26 points (12-17 FG) at MIA (04/16) on his 21st birthday, helping the Bulls clinch a playoff berth … spent one game on the Inactive List (12/20) because of a right knee contusion … missed three games due to a concussion (04/08-04/12) … 2006 Playoffs: Came off the bench in all six games versus eventual NBA Champion Miami and averaged 10.2 ppg and 4.8 rpg in 30.0 mpg … 2004-05 (Chicago): Averaged 11.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.2 apg and 27.3 mpg, while shooting .434 from the floor, including .265 from three-point range, and .741 from the free throw line … played a rookie season-high 47 minutes at DAL (02/08) and tallied a career-high 30 points (12-21 FG) and a season-high 11 boards, helping Chicago to its first win at Dallas in eight tries … missed 10 games as a rookie with a sprained right ankle (03/04-03/19) and spent the final 10 games of the regular season on the Injured List with a ligament tear in his right wrist (04/05-04/20) … 2005 Playoffs: Sat out with a torn right wrist ligament.


Career Transactions: Drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft … traded by the Suns to Chicago for a future conditional first-round draft pick, the draft rights to Jackson Vroman (31st overall pick) and cash considerations (06/24/04) … re-signed by Chicago (07/31/08).


College Career: Declared himself an early-entry candidate for the 2004 NBA Draft after one season at Duke … appeared in 37 games, including 32 starts … was the Blue Devils second-leading scorer (15.1 ppg) and rebounder (6.1 rpg) … became the 10th freshman in ACC history to lead freshman in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage (.475) … selected Third Team All-ACC and was a unanimous ACC-All Freshman honoree … earned Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Atlanta Regional, as he helped lead the Blue Devils to the Final Four … averaged 17.6 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 2.8 apg and shot .542 from the field in five NCAA Tournament contests … one of two players in the ACC to finish in the top 10 in scoring (eighth), rebounding (seventh), field goal percentage (fifth) and blocks (ninth) … recorded six double-doubles on the year … scored 14 points and grabbed a season-high 16 boards in the ACC Championship Game versus Maryland … tallied a season-high 25 points (12-16 FG) in a 70-65 win over North Carolina … named ACC Rookie of the Week on six occasions, good for second-most in conference history … selected to the National All-Freshman Team by Basketball Times, Collegeinsider.com and Rivals.com.


Personal: Full name is Luol Deng … also a member of the Great Britain national team in the 2012 Olympics … member of the Dinka tribe that produces many of the tallest people in the world … 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 basketball by Manute Bol, another member of the Dinka tribe … in 1993, Deng’s father was granted political asylum in England … Luol is one of nine children … brother, Ajou, played college basketball at Fairfield and Connecticut … sister, Arek, played college basketball at Delaware … 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 our community and in South Sudan … hosted and underwrote the cost for a Thanksgiving dinner at the Pacific Garden Mission in 2010 … made a personal donation to the holiday food drive benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository … hosted the Chicago Housing Authority’s 11th annual Kids Holiday Party at the Museum of Science and Industry … was awarded the Chicago Bulls Charles Lubin Award in October 2006 for his dedication to community service … coordinated the third Annual Luol Deng Thanksgiving Dinner at the Pacific Garden’s Mission Gospel League Home … serves as spokesperson for the World Food Programme and also for the Nothing But Nets initiative, a grassroots effort to prevent malaria by delivering long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets … received the NBA’s Community Assist Award in April 2007 … helped 25 kids from the Martin Luther King Boys & Girls Club go on a holiday shopping spree and spend $100 gift cards courtesy of Dick’s Sporting Goods … during the past few off seasons he has organized a summer basketball camp sponsored by Nike in London for NBA hopefuls … received the 2006-07 NBA Sportsmanship Award … was a part of the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders tour to Africa in the summer of 2006, and again in 2012, as well as in Europe and Asia in 2007 … held a press conference with the Chicago Bulls and the United Nations Foundation to bring awareness to malaria in Africa and fundraise for 40,000 insecticide-treated bed nets to prevent malaria in temporary refugee camps on the Chad-Sudan border … attended holiday party for USO and CHA kids whose parents were deployed in the Armed Services … co-funded the Chicago Housing Authority’s Holiday Party; purchased 500 toys for underprivileged children for Christmas … hosted the Lost Boys of Sudan “Hope for Sudan” Celebration and birthday party with local community members … involved with the “Lost Boys of Sudan” Chicago Chapter … created PSA for ninemillion.org to raise funds for refugee children to get an education … donated $50 per field goal made to the ninemillion.org campaign and $50 per field goal made in 2007-08 to the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets initiative … donated $25,000 to London South Bank University to help with operational costs for basketball camps in August 2008.


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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:
  Chicago Bulls 2013 - 2013
  Cleveland Cavaliers 2013 - 2013
  Chicago Bulls 2004 - 2012
Prior to NBA/Country: Duke/Sudan

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