Luol Deng Discussion: No #Dengdump, Rather Stretched Into Cash

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  1. trodgers

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    Welcome, dude.
     
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    Check out @ShamsCharania's Tweet:


    NO DENG NO DEAL!
     
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    Real must be jumping from joy. He was lobbying for Deng for years :D
     
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    I think real's sleeping :)
     
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    Welcome and only wish is - health. We had the worst luck with these things...
     
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    Great addition. Wanted him after we drafted Ingram and didn't think he would come here to play with kids. Thought it was going to take a lot of money to get him.

    Glad things worked out the way it did. Can't believe there are people (not on LB) that are bashing this signing.
     
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    Real Lakers fans don't sleep during important times... ;)
     
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    I like this signing a whole lot and it definately takes care of a need for our team. Unfortunately people will still bash this move just by his age and by the amount he signed for.
     
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    Is it possible to get a split of his stats at SF and PF? Both offensively and defensively? Also, the last couple of years, how good that corner 3 is from him? That corner 3 was money a couple of years ago. I guess I'd need a shot chart for that.
     
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    His corner 3ball is money. Can't wait to see Russell penetrating and kicking it to Deng in the corners. I also think he and Randle will be a very good tandem.
     
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    Yeah. His defense was still excellent this year, too. Damn, I like this signing.
     
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    Yes Deng, Yes Deal?
     
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    Corner 3s are easy. Basketball Reference tracks those.

    Deng shot 36.2% on corner threes last season, 37.2% from there in his career, but he has been over 41% from the corner in five of his seasons.

    Hard to get reliable stats by position, but 82 games has this (per 36 minutes):

    SF 15.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 48% eFG%. (Holding opponents to a 13.2 PER)

    PF 19.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 52.4 eFG% (Holding opponents to 15.5 PER).
     
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    Nooo! A TRD endorsed small forward is the kiss of death! Damn it, damn it all to hell!
     
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    Damn, that's golden. Thanks a ton.
     
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    Deng was much better at the 4 than at the 3, just saying ;).
    Wouldn't be shocked if after the ASG Julius comes of the bench.
     
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    Luol Deng
    6'9 SF/PF
    31 years old
    Projected FG%: 45.3%
    Projected 3pt%: 33.6%
    Projected FT%: 77%
    Projected PTS+AST+REB: 22.5
    Potency (pts+ast+reb/36): 23.6
    Projected Offensive Impact: 1.0
    Projected Defensive Impact: 0.1
    Projected Value over Replacement: 1.8
    Verdict: Deng shoots, rebounds, and defends. He's a veteran who plays a lot of minutes and would serve as an incredible mentor to the Lakers' young bucks. He'd be a good add, even up to max for a couple seasons.
     
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