General managers around the NBA are watching Luol Deng closely as the long-term deal for the former Bull expires in a couple of months. Deng earned $14 million this season, the question is will he earn more or less next year?
In 43 games played with Chicago and Cleveland Deng has averaged 17 points and 6 rebounds per game this year. He has been a league average shooter (52% True Shooting).
With these numbers in mind here are his most similar comps this year:
- Thaddeus Young – 17 points, 6 rebounds, 53% TS
- Tobias Harris – 14 points, 8 rebounds, 52% TS
- Gordon Hayward – 16 points, 6 rebounds, 51% TS
- Evan Turner – 17 points, 6 rebounds, 50% TS
Deng turns 29 in April so he is at least three years older than these four guys. If you are looking to make a playoff run in 2015 how badly do you want the former Blue Devil?