Days after seeing the Los Angeles Lakers move on from him completely, veteran forward Luol Deng has landed a job with a familiar face.
According to Marc Stein of The New York Times, the 34-year-old Deng has signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The move reunites him with his former Chicago Bulls head coach, Tom Thibodeau.
The veteran free agent @LuolDeng9 has drawn interest from other teams but the leaguewide expectation, sources say, still points to Deng coming to terms with the Timberwolves this week
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 10, 2018
Deng represents the fourth former Bulls player that Thibodeau has added since landing in Minnesota. He joins the likes of Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson.
A two-time All-Star, Deng fell out of favor in Southern California after signing a four-year, $72 million deal back in the summer of 2016. He played in a grand total of one game last season, scoring two points in the process.
This is as much a depth move as anything else. Deng can back up at both the small forward and power forward positions. Let’s see if him reuniting with Thibs will resurrect a once-promising career.