Bulls' Luol Deng To Explore Free Agency
The agent for Luol Deng said Tuesday that the two-time All-Star forward would "certainly visit free agency" next summer after being informed by Bulls management that contract extension talks would be tabled until after the 2013-14 season.
CSNChicago.com reported overnight Monday that the Deng contract extension talks had stalled. Rudoy said Tuesday that Bulls' management informed him last week that no further talks would take place this offseason or during training camp.
Bulls general manager Gar Forman said consistently over the summer that the Bulls would like to keep Deng long-term. Forman also indicated an extension this offseason would be unlikely.
The Mavericks and Lakers are two of the many high-profile teams projected to have salary-cap space next summer when Deng's six-year $71 million deal expires.