Posted October 06, 2013

Report: Luol Deng ‘privately disappointed’ over lack of contract talks with Bulls

Luol Deng is "privately disappointed" that contract extension talks haven't materialized between himself and the Bulls. (AP)

Luol Deng is “privately disappointed” that contract extension talks haven’t materialized between himself and the Bulls. (AP)

Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng is “privately disappointed” over the lack of contract extension talks with the team, according to a report from Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.

The report focused on the return of point guard Derrick Rose, and the hope that Rose can restore some semblance of consistency to the Bulls.

From the report:

As Rose returns to the Bulls after missing a full season, his most important teammate – Luol Deng – is privately disappointed over the franchise’s unwillingness to engage him in serious contract discussions. Deng could leave as a free agent this summer, could be traded before the February deadline – everything is so unsettled over his future.

Deng has one more year left on a six-year contract with the Bulls that will pay him upwards of $14 million this season. After talks never materialized, Herb Rudoy, Deng’s agent, said that Deng would “certainly visit free agency.”

Deng, a two-time NBA All-Star, will be 29 upon entering free agency in the summer of 2014. That class also features forwards Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks and LeBron James of the Miami Heat.

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