Timberwolves Sign Luol Deng

Timberwolves Sign Luol Deng

Luol Deng is reuniting with Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota as the latest former Chicago Bull to join forces with his old coach with the Timberwolves.

Deng met with Thibodeau today and the two sides are finalizing a one-year deal to have the forward join the Timberwolves, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

He spent 10 seasons with Chicago, but Minnesota will be his fifth team in six years and was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1. Deng joins Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler, and Taj Gibson as former Bulls on the roster, with only Joakim Noah remaining as the final Bulls Infinity Stone out there in the National Basketball Association ether eluding Thibs.

Deng debuted with the Bulls as a 19-year-old in 2004, when the native of South Sudan was the seventh overall pick in the draft out of Duke.

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Deng signed a four-year, $72 million free agent deal with the Lakers in 2016.

Deng agreed to a $7.5 million buyout contract buyout with the Los Angeles Lakers in order to find a chance to play meaningful minutes elsewhere. The Lakers benched Deng, 33, for all but one game of the past season.

With Thibodeau and the Bulls, Deng reached the 2011 Eastern Conference finals and in more than three seasons together from 2010-2014 averages 16.8 points and 6.2 rebounds.