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Luol Deng was a huge get for Miami.
As far as LeBron replacements go, the Heat couldn't have done much better.
Obviously, Deng isn't in LeBron's league as a shot-creator or as a scorer. A huge number of his shots come from mid-range, and most of them are assisted. He's not a bad shooter from mid-range, but even so, it's not an efficient way to score, and he doesn't put much pressure on defenses when the ball's in his hands.
Deng should have the privilege of much easier looks than he was getting in Chicago and Cleveland, especially if Miami features a lot more of Chris Bosh's post game into its reworked offense.
Deng is also a strong, willing passer who will benefit hugely from the extra spacing the Heat's roster provides. He won't be creating much offense, but his efficiency should really jump, and he's a nice third scorer to pair with Bosh and Dwyane Wade.
Defensively, Deng brings the same kind of versatility that James did. The Heat won't be throwing him onto point guards (nor will they need to), but he can defend most 2s through 4s in the league, and that's a huge plus for a team whose philosophy centers around positionless basketball.
At nearly $10 million a year, per ShamSports.com, Deng is overpaid, but the small forward market isn't exactly brimming with talent. While Pat Riley might have exaggerated Deng's importance just a tad, he really is a great get for Miami.
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