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Veteran Luol Deng signs one-year deal with Wolves

Los Angeles Lakers forward Luol Deng shoots the ball against the Sacramento Kings during a Feb. 14 game at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Kirby Lee / USA TODAY Sports

Veteran forward Luol Deng agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, according to multiple reports.

The two-time All-Star met with Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau, who doubles as president of basketball operations, on Monday, according to reports from ESPN and The Athletic. The Athletic reported the deal was worth $2.4 million, pending results of a physical.

Deng, 33, became a free agent on Sept. 1 when he agreed to a buyout with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 14-year veteran appeared in only one game with the Lakers last season and was looking for the chance to play meaningful minutes elsewhere in 2018-19.

Deng played for Thibodeau for parts of four seasons in Chicago from 2010-14, making the All-Star team in 2011-12 and 2012-13. He also made the NBA All-Defensive second team in 2011-12. Deng is also reunited with former Bulls teammates Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson.

The No. 7 pick in the 2004 NBA Draft out of Duke, Deng has played for the Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and the Lakers. He has averaged 15.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists for his career in 880 regular-season games.