The move should leave the Lakers with more than
$35 million next summer, clearing the path for another max
player to join LeBron James in Los Angeles.
Deng originally signed a four-year, $72 million deal with the
Lakers in 2016, but played in only one game last season. He
played in 56 games, with 49 starts, in his first year with the
The 33-year-old had two years and $36 million remaining on his
Deng has averaged 15.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per
game over his 14-year career. He'll be a free agent once the
buyout is complete.
--Field Level Media
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