Miami Heat Add Luol Deng, Re-sign Others After Losing LeBron James

Luol Deng

Free-agent swingman Luol Deng is joining the Miami Heat, his agents Herb Rudoy and Ronald Shade confirmed to’s Marc Stein.

It is a two-year, $20 million contract with a player option after this coming season, sources told Stein.

Dallas and Atlanta had been in the hunt for Deng, as was Phoenix, who jumped into the mix on Saturday, according to sources.

Deng is entering his 11th NBA season, having spent almost his entire career with the Chicago Bulls. He was traded from Chicago to Cleveland in January after years of trade rumors.

The Heat plan to team Deng with the freshly re-signed Chris Bosh and soon-to-be-reupped Dwyane Wade in the wake of LeBron James’ decision to return to his home-state Cleveland Cavaliers.

Sources close to the situation told’s Marc Stein that the Heat on Sunday also came to two-year agreements to re-sign guard Mario Chalmers and center Chris Andersen, both are familiar faces from the Heat’s run of four successive trips to the Finals. Chalmers’ deal is said to be in the $8 million range while Andersen’s is in the $10 million range, according to sources.

Chalmers took to Twitter to announce he was staying in Miami.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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