Pat Riley Comically Exaggerates Significance of Luol Deng Signing

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Luol Deng is a very nice player — he’s a great chemistry guy, and had back-to-back All-Star appearances before this past season — but this is a bit of a reach:

Miami may need that level of contribution from Deng next year to sniff the playoffs, which is far from a formality as their roster is presently assembled. (As an aside, the streets are clamoring for passive aggressive leaks from the Riles camp about LeBron’s purportedly entitled entourage.)

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