Great Britain small forward Luol Deng traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers

Great Britain small forward Luol Deng has been traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Chicago Bulls.

As part of the deal, the Bulls acquire centre Andrew Bynum and three of the Cavaliers’ future draft picks.




“Luol is a tremendous defensive player that can impact the game at both ends of the court,” said Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant.

Deng, 28, an NBA All-Star in each of the last two seasons, ends a nine-year career with the Bulls.

He has started all 23 games this season, averaging a career-best 19 points.

The Brit was was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2012 and also received the NBA Sportsmanship Award in 2007 and the All-Rookie First Team honours in 2005.

Small forwards are generally renowned for their scoring and defensive capabilities.

Deng scored 10 points in his debut with Cleveland in their win against Utah on Friday (10/01/2014)



Luol Deng at Chicago

Seasons: 10

Games: 685

Points: 11,086 (16.2 per game)

Rebounds: 4,513 (6.6 per game)

Assists: 1,677 (2.4 per game)

* Figures include play-off games