- Injury report released for Miami Heat’s Friday night game vs. Toronto Raptors
- Report: Miami Heat to use dogs to screen for COVID-19 as they begin welcoming fans back into arena
- Erik Spoelstra insinuates NBA forcing Miami Heat to play short-handed may have worsened Tyler Herro’s injury
- Andre Iguodala claims Duncan Robinson and Tyler Herro have work ethics ‘just like’ Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson
- Kendrick Nunn discloses why he still thinks he deserved Rookie of the Year over Ja Morant
- Report: Miami Heat ‘really want’ Washington Wizards superstar Bradley Beal
- Dwyane Wade celebrates Kamala Harris making history as first female vice president
- Katya Elise Henry shares adorable pictures to celebrate Tyler Herro’s birthday
- Report: Multiple players remain out for Miami Heat’s Wednesday game vs. Toronto Raptors
- Video: Udonis Haslem says Miami Heat trading for James Harden would’ve aged him ’15 years’
Top 10 Priorities for the Miami Heat This Offseason: Part 2
- Updated: June 9, 2016
6. Consider Re-Signing Luol Deng
After a mediocre 2014-15 season with Miami, Luol Deng really came on in 2015-16. He proved his worth as an elite defender and timely scorer, particularly in the second half of the season after Chris Bosh went out with blood clots. He finished the season averaging 12.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game and helped carry Miami through the first round of the playoffs against the Charlotte Hornets, to boot.
Now that he is entering free agency, Miami must mull over their options when it comes to Deng. Not much has come out of the Heat camp regarding their stance on Deng, but chances are, they would like to have a player of his caliber back in a Heat uniform. It may be tough to appease his contract needs as he is still an above-average player who can probably land a decent contract on another team.
However, right now, there are too many priorities that rank higher than re-signing Deng to a deal he’d be comfortable with. Time will tell how this situation plays out but the chances of re-signing him may be slim.
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