Luol Deng joins Cavaliers

  • Last Updated: January 7 2014, 18:11 GMT

British NBA star Luol Deng has left the Chicago Bulls after being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Luol Deng: Has been traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Deng, who represented Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics, had spent his entire professional career with the Bulls but moves to Ohio in exchange for centre Andrew Bynum and draft options, including a first-round pick.

The 28-year-old forward has been named to the NBA All-Star team for the past two seasons and was the seventh overall pick in the 2004 draft.

"We are very excited for Luol to join the Cavaliers organisation," said Cavs General Manager Chris Grant.

"We have worked to acquire and maintain flexibility in order to capitalise on opportunities such as this.

"Luol reflects all that we are striving for in building our team. He's a tremendous defensive player that can impact the game on both ends of the court with a team-first mentality and is a high character leader."


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