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Luol Deng considering playing overseas

Nov 2, 2011, 6:59 PM EDT

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From’s Aggrey Sam:

Born in South Sudan and growing up in London, Luol Deng exploring the option of playing abroad during the ongoing NBA lockout doesn’t come as a surprise. A posting on the website of his agency, Interperformances, Tuesday, stated the Bulls small forward was “considering to play overseas.”

Deng reportedly told British-based website, “I always wanted to play in Europe.

“I always wanted to see what my game would be like. There’s a part of me, because of growing up in England, I’d like to be close to there.”

If Deng, who played for Great Britan’s team during this summer’s FIBA EuroBasket Tournament, were to go overseas, it would be a fairly big deal. Deng isn’t on Deron Williams‘ level as an individual player, but he’s a key piece of the team that finished with the NBA’s best regular-season record last season — if Deng’s contract with a team in Europe makes it difficult in any way for him to return to the Bulls immediately after the lockout is resolved, Deng’s overseas sojurn could actually change the landscape of the Eastern Conference until he gets back with the team and re-acclimated to his teammates.

  1. finley88thebeast - Nov 2, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    luol is my neighbor haven’t seen him in a min I figured he was already overseas ballin

  2. mondzy805 - Nov 2, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    Sounds good. As a Bulls fan, that the last thing I want him to do.

  3. silverbuffalo - Nov 3, 2011 at 12:36 AM

    Ummm NO!

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