Veteran forward Luol Deng signs with the Timberwolves

It's reportedly a one-year deal.
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Luol Deng has signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

Deng agreed a buyout with the LA Lakers earlier this summer, and is now set to reunite with Tom Thibodeau, for whom he for when Thibodeau was head coach of the Chicago Bulls. 

Shams Charania, an NBA insider working for The Athletic, tweeted that Deng has agreed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Wolves. Minnesota has not released official contract information. 

The 33-year-old from the U.K. is a two-time NBA All-Star, and was drafted by the Bulls as the seventh overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft.

Since leaving Chicago in 2014 he has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and the Lakers.

The 6-foot-9 forward has always been a terrific defender, and if he's able to stay healthy he would be an immediate upgrade to the Wolves' depth.

Whether he's in the starting lineup or coming off the bench is be the big question, but considering he played in just one game last season and 56 the year before, the 16-year veteran has enough mileage on his legs that a bench role might best suit him.

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