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Luol Deng Signs With Miami Heat

Pat Riley got his man… this time.

After reports of being significantly apart in the numbers, the Miami Heat pressed and pressed until Luol Deng couldn’t say no anymore.

Deng was looking for a deal in the $12-$14 million a year range, something the Heat weren’t ready to commit too.

In the end, the “perks” of living in Florida, the chance of a championship and an opportunity to cash in convince d Deng.

Deng chose the Heat believing their returning nucleus and free-agent signings can keep them contending in the Eastern Conference. The absence of state income tax made the Heat’s offer sound financially for him, too

The Heat are reportedly close to bringing back Chris “Birdman” Anderson, as well as resigning franchise foundations Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem.

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.