- Report: Miami Heat will have interest in Mike Conley this offseason
- Dwyane Wade unveils reason why Erik Spoelstra benched him after he dropped 50 points in 3 quarters
- Dwyane Wade honored that Kobe Bryant paid him one-of-a-kind compliment in his book
- Jimmy Butler on why Miami Heat’s defense has been elite: ‘We got rid of Derrick Jones Jr.’
- Report: Kendrick Nunn partners with NBPA to help single fathers in Chicago
- Report: Victor Oladipo to seek specialist’s evaluation regarding timetable for knee injury
- Erik Spoelstra declines to answer whether Victor Oladipo will play for Miami Heat again this season
- Dewayne Dedmon offers fantastic response when asked what he’s willing to do for Miami Heat
- Report: Victor Oladipo increasingly unlikely to receive ‘anything near’ maximum deal this offseason
- Kendrick Nunn shows he’s been fully vaccinated and exclaims COVID-19 ‘can kiss my a–‘
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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