Luol Deng joins Thibodeau at Timberwolves

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Luol Deng joins Thibodeau at Timberwolves

Deng, who spent the last two seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, was waived by the team on September 1 after the two parties reached an agreement on a buyout with two years left on the four-year, $72 million contract Deng signed in the summer of 2016.

The Timberwolves and Luol Deng have reached an agreement on a one-year, $2.4 million deal, reports The Athletic's Shams Charania.

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Luol Deng has signed a one-year National Basketball Association deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, becoming the fourth former Chicago Bulls player to join ex-Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau's squad.

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 has also played for the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers, who waived him earlier this month. Deng will join former Bulls teammates Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson and Derrick Rose in Minnesota.

All but one of those games came during Deng's first season with the Lakers.

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Deng has averaged 15.0 points and 6.1 rebounds in his career and is a two-time NBA All-Star. Thibodeau, who was sacked by the Bulls at the end of the 2014-15 season, became the Timberwolves coach in 2016.

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