Lakers interested Luol Deng?

Sign-and-trade, eh? What are you willing to give up for a chance to see Deng in Purple & Gold? Sound-off!

HOOPSWORLD: Reports yesterday suggested that Chicago Bulls’ forward Luol Deng and his agent were ready to issue an “ultimatum” to the Bulls, basically saying if Luol did not have a deal done by September 1st, that he would back away from negotiations and not negotiate again with the Bulls.

League sources suggested that the Lakers, Pistons, Heat and Jazz have all had discussions with Luol Deng’s camp about the framework of a sign-and-trade.

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  • Michaelmichael

    finally new news

    hes better thean artest

    sign and trade odom maybe or vlad and farmar

  • e

    deng would be a great addition to the team but only if we dont have to give up too much…odom for deng would be bad in my opinion

  • maccassedy

    I SAY DENG N TYRUS 4 LO BUT IF U WANT 2 BE GREETY DO KIRK OR BGORDAN DENG N TYRUS 4 LO RAD N FARMAR…..BUT THATS ONLY IF U WAS A GREETY LAKER FAN LIKE >>>>>MYSELF LOL J/P ..BUT I CAN SEE DA DENG N TYRUS 4 LO HAPPENIN

  • PGMVP

    Make this happen get the “THE MAN FROM SUDAN”.

  • Sako

    i’d love for this to happen, but come on. according to every report for a player thats available, the Lakers are on the list. now how many times has it happened that we actually got the guy?

  • maccassedy

    LO 4 TYRUS N DENG

    TYRUS REPLACE TURIAF….HES A ENERGY GUY OFF DA BENCH WOULD BLOCK UR SHOOT RUN DOWN COURT N DUNK ON U LOL..GREAT SHOT BLOCKER..YOUNGER THEN TURIAF HE LIKE 20,21…DENG YOUNGER THEN ODOM LONG 6’9 GREAT MID RANGE GAME IQ LEVEL VERY HIGH (TRIANGLE)GREAT “D”

  • MAMBA

    better than artest

  • http://jamieinsider.celebuzz.com Jamie Spears Insider

    If we can get Deng while keeping Odom, Gasol, Bynum, Kobe, then go for it! xD

  • http://www.hard-wood.org/?cat=34 Billy Kupchak

    DENG.. DENG DENG DENG.. :D

    for..

    Luke & Vlad! ;)

  • varsityoptimism

    i like it…i like it a lot.

    i wonder what his asking price is.

  • Sako

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    well im 100% sure Odom will be involved in it. IF the Bulls sign him for 11-14 mil, i think a straight up deal can be worked out.

  • Shaq786

    the only realistic trade that can go down if the bulls get desperate is…. hinrich and deng… for lamar, mihm, and farmar….

    another trade i would consider is… lamar, farmar, and v.rad… for hinrich, tyrus, and nocioni

  • Michael_23

    I think Luol Deng is looking for a new contract. Isn’t he a restricted free agent? I could be wrong.

  • LANative

    replace luke and vlad. those two SFs are sooo useless. i would welcome it with open arms. sign sasha and trade him along with luke vlad and mihm or jordan

  • Freshh


    If we can take a bad contract out.

    Then definitely

  • joseph

    Welcome back FAKER Fans. I was starting to worry, I hadn’t heard one of your delusional trade options in awhile!…..lol

    So just eat a big pile of dog Sh!T! fakers all the way….

  • Sako

    [Comment ID #46509 Will Be Quoted Here]

    Isn’t it time for you to go back to sleep?

  • domz

    Getting Hinrich for Farmar = Upgrade!!!
    Getting Loul for Odom = Downgrade!!!
    Getting Tyrus for Mihm = Upgrade!!!

    Total = We get better!!!

  • KING BQ

    GET DENG…GET RIDD OF RADMAN & PUKE WALTON

  • Diehardfan

    Why wouldn’t either team do this. Obviously, the Lakers would be getting the better part of the deal so I think it would take more than just one more Lakers player to make the deal work. But I would do this in a heart beat.

  • T.A.

    Farmar is better than hinrich

  • http://letsgolakers.com Mr.81

    Bulls need Odom
    Lakers need Deng

    Future core of Farmar, Deng and Bynum for the post-Kobe and Pau days.

  • Daryl Imhoff

    The Lakers are not going to do anything like this until they see how this team performs. The Warriors have made moves because they had to.
    The Lakers are in a position to wait and see. Lamar will be on the Lakers when the training camp opens. We were two games away from a championship. The Lakers can afford to wait and see. Unless they are presented with a Gasol type trade no moves of this magnitude will happen.

  • SaltLaker

    Daryl is right, why fix it if it isn’t broken.

  • K0be08-09

    Odom + Vlad for Deng and Tyrus great trade, we get a solid SF can shoot the 3 is tall plays defence, and we get Tyrus(Turaif Replacement) he is shot blocking machine too and he can dunk alot, alot of engergt(Sasha will give him dancing lessions) and then we get rid of 1 bad COntract, its all good…….. MITCH DO IT ….. and RE SIGN SASHA alrdy

  • lskerfan567

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    ay i herd that joseph loves fruitcakes, thats probaly why hes a celtis fan

  • lskerfan567

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    http://www.nba.com/playerfile/luol_deng/career_stats.html

    he cant shot no threes

  • lskerfan567

    luke and mihm for varego

  • http://jamieinsider.celebuzz.com Jamie Spears Insider

    People are pathetic if they think LO for Deng straight up is fair. What exactly has Deng done last year that impresses you all? I saw him have a season with nagging injuries (he either missed a game or performed bad). Chicago failed to put up a decent record in the Eastern Conference. Two summers ago, he was more interested in more money than a very REASONABLE extension offered by the Bulls. I don’t see how that fits well with the Lakers.

  • lskerfan567

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    luoi deng and tyrus thomas or andres mocioni for LO

  • http://lkaers.com MItch

    HEKK YEAAAAA>….TRADE WALTON RADMONOVICH FOR LUEL DENG

  • DCLAKER

    “THERE IS A GOD”…Kobe said it.

  • Fish Guy

    Daryl I.-my thoughts exactly. We can’t make a trade just to make a trade ’cause we want to see something different. You have to be a pretty special player to trade LO in my opinion. My wish list-in order- is Matrix/Battier/Prince/Ron Ron. None of those are going to happen, but those 4 would probably be an upgrade over LO. And you need to factor in that any new comer needs to learn the system-not an easy task. Getting Pau for what we paid was a gift-no one is going to help the “Show” get any better for free.

  • lakers24

    since miami is desperate for a point guard lakers should do three way trade with chicago and miami
    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=1711~1981~3032~617~1016~2027~510&teams=13~14~13~4~4~14~13&te=&cash=

    this is good for the lakers becuase we get expiring contracts by the end of 08-09 season and we get rid of fluke walton and vlad contracts

  • Fantastic5LAL

    Luol Deng Numbers vs Boston last season

    3-9 fg 10 pts 2reb 5ast

    4-12 fg 13pts 3reb 3ast

    3-10 fg 8pts 5reb 2ast

    6-17 fg 15pts 7reb 4ast

    Lamar Odom Finals Performance

    2-8 14pts 10 reb 5ast

    8-10 20pts 11reb 2ast

    8-11 19pts 10 reb 4ast

    2-9 4pts 9reb 4ast

    5-11 10pts 8reb 2ast

    6-11 14pts 6reb 1ast

  • lakers24

    since miami is desperate for a point guard lakers should do three way trade with chicago and miami
    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=1711~1981~3032~617~1016~2027~510&teams=13~14~13~4~4~14~13&te=&cash=

    this is good for the lakers becuase we get expiring contracts by the end of 08-09 season and we get rid of fluke walton and vlad contracts

  • LakersFirst

    [Comment ID #46520 Will Be Quoted Here]

    Correction, he is a Suckdic fan. You must refer to that gay Boston team by their real name. The Boston Suckdics.

  • http://letsgolakers.com Mr.81

    Deng is a future All-Star; he had an off year and STILL had good numbers. Odom for Deng; do it.

  • http://getgarnett.com golakers75

    the good thing about getting deng is the fact that he would have to be a sign and trade, meaning the lakers would have him for more then one year. if you team player like kobe, deng, pau, and bynum together for multiple years they will win multiple title and thats what it is all about

  • http://- Kobefan11

    Do it pls!!!

  • DCLAKER

    Laker24,I’M IN LAKER HEAVEN WITH THAT TRADE,O-M-F-G!!!

  • kisofdeath

    don’t know how credible this is because yahoo says that deng and his agent have given the bulls 2 weeks (from july 21 so that would be august 4th) and not september 1st to reach a contract extension before he decides to walk next summer

  • DCLAKER

    If not Deng..YOU GOTTA GET THIS GUY,FO’REAL,

  • http://bestplayerontheplanet.com bestplayerontheplanet.com

    I actually think this would be a smarter pick up than Artest. Not because Deng is better than Artest, because he is definitely not. But because the Lakers would not have to give up Odom (or should not have to) to pick up Deng. I could totally see the Bulls be willing to pick up a Vlad Radmanovic, Luke Walton, and Chris Mihm to make this one happen!

    And remember, right now Luol Deng’s stock is down a little after being hurt most of last year and not being very effective. We might be able to steal him by giving up some role players.

  • DCLAKER

    Ickerfan,I’m mad that Childress went to Europe,no…I’M PISSED!!!

  • LakersFirst

    This trade would only happen if Lakers owner Jerry Buss’ commits himself to paying the luxury tax for the next 5 years or so, which I doubt.

    Think about it, having Kobe at $21M ($23M and $24.8M he following years), Pao at $15M ($16.4M and $17.8M the following years), Bynum, who will eventually be given an extension that would be a least $10M+ per year and Deng, who would want at least $10M+ year as well, plus all the salaries of all the other Laker plaers – Highly doubtful.

  • LakersFirst

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    Money talks. Don’t be surprised if European teams begin recruiting U.S. high school basketball players telling them, “do you want to make millions now or wait a year?”

  • justin

    Another good option would be a sign and trade with josh smith, he would be a great small forward for the lakers to get.

  • Fantastic5LAL

    not really, he has very limited skills, and we wont always be able to jump over people

  • DCLAKER

    Lakerfirst,your right on that one,Amen Brother.

  • http://letsgolakers.com Mr.81

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    You gotta be kidding; the Bulls aren’t gunna give Deng away for crappy players and terrible contracts. The only way Deng comes is if Odom goes, and he’s definately worth it. Deng is a future All-Star. He might not be as good as Artest YET, but he will be, and he has his head screwed on, unlike Artest, and doesn’t carry any baggage.

    Vlad, Luke and Mihm for Deng? Lmao, wake up man.

  • DCLAKER

    MO EVANS GONE TO WARRIORS…NOW I’M REEEEEEEEEEEALLY PISSED!

    Mitch,it’s time to make some SERIOUS MOVING AND SHAKIN’,Jerry West style,STRAIGHT UP!

  • http://lakernation kauaimamba

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    What about Deng for DJ Mbenga straight up?You guys are killin me.

  • http://getgarnet louis

    lets do this come on mitch it is better than artest.he is a future all star has a long carrer,and trade him for luke and vlad for him and he could fill in ronny’s spot.come on
    lets do it anytime.

  • Edward

    First off, to whoever said Deng can’t shoot, he can. He was above 30% last season. That’s good enough, you can expect some of those weren’t open unlike Vujacic’s shots. Second, Deng will not come cheap, and I don’t think the Bulls will give Deng AND Thomas… just won’t happen. I’d be happy with Nocioni and Thomas though. Third, we might be able to get rid of our bad contracts, but they not all at once. The bulls MIGHT be open to taking Radmanovic. With all that said, someone said the Lakers won’t move right now. I can see where you’re coming from and don’t necessarily disagree, but the Lakers regular season and playoff performances were two completely different teams, so making a change now would not necessarily be out of the question, as with either team, the one you have now or the one after a trade would still perform at an unknown level once the playoffs come… unless we don’t make it… HAH!

  • Fantastic5LAL

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    he shot 7 3s the whole year last year

  • Edward

  • lskerfan567

    [Comment ID #46560 Will Be Quoted Here]

    I KNOW, BUT NOW WE CAN CONSENTRATE ON trading FOR THIS GUY FROM THE SPURS

  • lskerfan567

    if we trade with the kings we should get this guy with him

  • dankstar

    Here is 2 realistic trade possiblities for the lakers
    they both work and they should do both of them

    Sactown and La La land

    -Artest and B.Miller 4 L.O. Mihm Radmanovic

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=25~556~549~617~1016&teams=13~13~23~23~23&te=&cash=

    Canadians and La La Land

    -Kapono 4 Walton and K2 Karl

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=2010~3251~2027&teams=13~28~28&te=&cash=

    Lakers Get a Shooter to replace Radman and Sasha if they can’t sign him defense and toughness in Artest and B. Miller

    Sacramento gets rid of 2 headaches gets L.O. and loose change

    Toronto gets depth at the small forward position with Delfino going over seas

    Now those are real trade offers not this Deng for L.O. crap Lakers need toughness and shooting thats it every CHAMPIONSHIP team needs at least one tough guy or thug and the lakers have none now

  • lskerfan567

    it doesnt hurt dat deng could do this

  • http://www.thelakersnation.com Fred A.

    Forget Artest!!!!!!!

    I feel this trade will make both teams better!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=549~1016~2027~1982~3237&teams=12~12~12~13~13&te=&cash=

    Then sign Sasha and Kwame back!!!

    So the Clips would look like this:
    Davis
    Mobely
    Radmonivic or Thomas
    Camby
    Mihm

    And we look like this:
    Fisher/Farmer/Crawford
    Bryant/Vujavic(sign?)/Karl
    Odom/Ariza/Thorton
    Gasol/Brown(sign?)/Newble
    Bynum/Kaman/Mabenga

  • DCLAKER

    I’m hooked on Tyrus Thomas.I just think the combo of him and Bynum(along with either LO or Pau)on the same floor is SCARY!

    Check it,http://youtube.com/watch?v=EXm1X4_ALqU&feature=related!

  • Edward

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    You are an idiot.

  • DCLAKER

  • Kobe2k9

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    Dude! Why would the Clippers give up a young up & coming star in Thorton and Kaman for junk, seriously why don’t people understand that Luke and Vlade and Mihm will never be part of trade together. The only way we get rid of Luke, Mihm or Vlad its going to be with Odom and only one of them will be going with him maybe. These trades with Luke and Vlade for Deng or Artest are ridiculous, you have to think about it logically come on folks!

  • lskerfan567

    [Comment ID #46599 Will Be Quoted Here]

    A 3 YEAR COULD INTERPRET THAT HE WAS BEING SARCASTIC

  • lskerfan567

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  • http://letsgolakers.com Mr.81

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    He doesn’t get the chance to shoot 3′s in the offense; they post him up more. He can hit the 3 with consistancy; trust me.

  • lskerfan567

    how bout fred jones to back up kobe if sasha doesnt resign

  • DCLAKER

    Ickerfan,one reason why we should get Tyrus…

  • DCLAKER

    …And this just confirms why we should get’em,

  • lskerfan567

    i know that we should get tyrus

  • Vahe

    cmon guys luke and vlad are valuable. i think we would lose in this trade
    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=3002~1016~2027~1987&teams=14~14~14~13&te=&cash=

    yes there THAT good. best players i’ve ever seen

  • SIRTOKEN

    We would have to give up Odom because of salary matching. Deng would want a sign and trade probably 10-12 mill.
    Lakers should not give up odom for just Deng , which means add in Gordon who also wants sign and trade for 8-10mill. So now you got Odom plus Vlade to match salaries of about 20mill. Only problem is Lakers would be in lux tax. I like this trade , but would buss give the dollars?

  • Laker24

    since miami is desperate for a point guard lakers should do three way trade with chicago and miami
    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=1711~1981~3032~617~1016~2027~510&teams=13~14~13~4~4~14~13&te=&cash=

    this is good for the lakers becuase we get expiring contracts by the end of 08-09 season and we get rid of fluke walton and vlad contracts

    and we get tyrus thomas ,and drew gooden and shawn marion and all three are them are free agents in the end of 08-09 season