Basketball

Deng goes to Timberwolves

Britain's Luol Deng,33, has signed a one-year NBA deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, becoming the fourth former Chicago Bulls player to join ex-Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau's squad.

The South Sudanese-born forward, reportedly set to make US$2.4 million (S$3.3m) in his 15th NBA campaign, spent his first nine seasons with the Bulls before being traded to Cleveland.

Deng has also played for the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers, who waived him earlier this month.

Thibodeau now has former Chicago players Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson and Derrick Rose on the roster of a team jokingly dubbed the "Timberbulls". Deng also joins a Minnesota line-up featuring centre Deng Adel and forward Gorgui Dieng.

Deng has averaged 15.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steals a game in 880 appearances over 14 NBA seasons. - AFP

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