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Danny Ferry, Hawks GM, on indefinite leave

Danny Ferry, Hawks GM, on indefinite leave

ATLANTA, Sept. 12 (UPI) --Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry requests indefinite leave of absence in wake of racist comments in phone conversation.
Danielle Haynes
Reports: Heat retool with Deng

Reports: Heat retool with Deng

Days after losing LeBron James to free agency, the Miami Heat have apparently began trying to replace him by signing Luol Deng.

Cavs cruise to 122-100 win over Detroit Pistons

The Cleveland Cavaliers were led by seven players scoring in double figures as they cruised to a 122-100 rout of the Detroit Pistons at Quicken Loans Arena.

Cleveland Cavaliers slip past Detroit 97-96

The Cleveland Cavaliers moved to a 97-96 win over the Detroit Pistons.

NBA: Cleveland 102, Toronto 100

Six Cavaliers scored in double figures, with Dion Waiters netting a game-high 24 points in Cleveland's 102-100 win over the Toronto Raptors.
Cavs outplay New York

Cavs outplay New York

Jarrett Jack scored a season-high 31 points and also handed out 10 assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-100 win over the New York Knicks.
Clippers roll over Cavs in 11th straight win

Clippers roll over Cavs in 11th straight win

Blake Griffin flirted with a triple-double on his 25th birthday as the Los Angeles Clippers rolled to a 102-80 triumph over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

NBA: Cleveland 110, Phoenix 101

Kyrie Irving filled the box score with 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists in leading the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Phoenix Suns 110-101 on Wednesday.
Nothin' but Net: Questions abound for Jackson, Knicks

Nothin' but Net: Questions abound for Jackson, Knicks

Here's my analysis of Phil Jackson reportedly running the New York Knicks basketball operations: I have no clue.

NBA: Washington 96, Cleveland 83

CLEVELAND, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- John Wall led of group of four Washington starters scoring in double figures with 21 points Sunday, igniting the Wizards' 96-83 win over Cleveland.

NBA: Toronto 98, Cleveland 91

TORONTO, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Jonas Valanciunas helped Toronto rally from a halftime deficit with 10 third-quarter points Friday and the Raptors went on to down Cleveland 98-91.
NBA trade deadline: Who went where?

NBA trade deadline: Who went where?

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The NBA trade deadline came and went and Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes and Danny Granger were the biggest names to get moved.
Evan Bleier

NBA: Cleveland 101, Orlando 93

CLEVELAND, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Kyrie Irving's 22 points Wednesday sparked the streaking Cleveland Cavaliers over Orlando 101-93.

NBA: Cleveland 114, Philadelphia 85

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Tyler Zeller led a balanced scoring attack with 18 points and also grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds Tuesday in Cleveland's 114-85 romp over Philadelphia.

NBA: Cleveland 109, Sacramento 99

CLEVELAND, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Luol Deng led a balanced attack with 22 points Tuesday, sparking the Cleveland Cavaliers over Sacramento 109-99 for a third straight win.
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Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony (L) drives against Luol Deng (C) of the Sudan and Ben Wallace (R) in the first quarter at the Pepsi Center in Denver November 21, 2006. Deng fouled Anthony on the play. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Luol Deng (born April 16, 1985 in Wau, Sudan) is a Sudanese-British professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls and the Great Britain national basketball team. He plays the small forward position.

Deng is a member of the Dinka ethnic group. When he was young, his father Aldo, a member of the Sudanese parliament, moved the family to Egypt to escape the Second Sudanese Civil War. In Egypt, they met former NBA center Manute Bol, another Dinka, who taught Deng's older brother, Ajou Deng, how to play basketball while also serving as a mentor for Luol himself. When they were granted political asylum, his family emigrated to Brixton, South London. Deng developed an interest in soccer, admiring Tino Asprilla of Newcastle United, but also continued to play basketball, and was invited to join England's 15-and-under teams in both sports. During this time, he began his career at Brixton Basketball Club. At the age of 13, he played for England's squad in the European Junior Men's Qualifying Tournament, averaging 40 points and 14 rebounds. He was named the MVP of the tournament. Next, he led England to the finals of the European Junior National Tournament, where he averaged 34 points and earned another MVP award.

At the age of 14, Luol moved to the United States to play basketball at Blair Academy in New Jersey, where one of his teammates was future NBA player Charlie Villanueva. Deng was also named a Tri-Captain at Blair along with Charlie Villanueva . During his senior year, Deng was considered the second most promising high school senior in America after LeBron James. He was named First Team All-America by Parade Magazine and USA Today, and was selected to play in the McDonald's High School All-America game, but could not play due to a foot injury. After graduation, he decided to attend Duke University. In one season at Duke, he appeared in 37 games and made 32 starts. He averaged 30.1 minutes and scored 15.1 points per game en route to a berth in the 2004 Final Four. He is only the 10th freshman in ACC history to lead all rookies in scoring, rebounding, and field goal percentage.

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