Apr 12, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Luol Deng (left) is presented the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award by sports writer Mary Schmitt Boyer prior to a game against the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena. The award is named after the second commissioner of the NBA and is presented annually by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to the player, coach or trainer who shows outstanding service and dedication to the community. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NBA rumors: Miami Heat offering Luol Deng near $10 mil a year

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The Miami Heat are beginning to pick up their pursuit of free agent Luol Deng.

Deng has been considered an option for the Heat since LeBron James announced he would be leaving the team and returning home to join the Cleveland Cavaliers.

According to the latest buzz, the Cavaliers interest in Deng is very real and they are willing to open up the checkbook.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports Deng could make near $10 million per year in South Beach.


That would not be a bad pay day for Deng.

While teaming up with Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade isn’t as appealing as it once was, it would still be a solid group of talent for Deng to surround himself with and one that would allow the Heat to avoid a serious drop off on the court.

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the remainder of the NBA Free Agency period for the latest news, rumors and signings from around the league.

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