Luol Deng signs new 6-year Bulls deal
Good news for Bulls fans as Lewisham's Luol Deng today committed himself to the Chicago Bulls as they rebuild under new coach Vinny Del Negro (what a wonderful name). Deng signed a 6-year deal
worth a whacking $80m! The Bulls have already signed first draft pick guard Derrick Rose, and continue to negotiate with another English born player Ben Gordon, although Gordon is said to be wanting to be the highest paid player in the team. Otherwise no doubt he will sulk off somewhere else.
Both Gordon and Deng are both what they call 'restricted free agents," meaning their current employers only have a finite amount of time to negotiate a contract extension, otherwise the players and their representatives can go off and bargain with any other franchise themselves.
Deng leaves this weekend to play for the GB in the European Championship qualifiers, and is the flag bearer, perhaps alongside Gordon, to propel Great Britain to London 2012 basketball qualification.