The upcoming NBA season may be the final year we see the Bulls core together if they don't make substantial gains in trying to win an NBA championship, Carlos Boozer may be amnestied, and Luol Deng who comes out of contract at the end of the 2013-14 season could be gone too. According to his agent, Deng plans to explore free agency next summer.
The agent for Luol Deng said Tuesday
that the two-time All-Star forward would “certainly visit free agency” next summer after being informed by Bulls management that contract extension talks will be tabled until after the 2013-14 season.
“Luol has taken the position that he will definitely go through the free-agent process,” said Herb Rudoy, Deng's Chicago-based agent.
CSNChicago.com reported early Tuesday that Deng’s contract extension talks had stalled. They never really began, two sources said, with the sides only talking in generalities and never even exchanging financial parameters.
Rudoy said Tuesday that general manager Gar Forman informed him last week that no further talks will take place this offseason or during training camp.
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