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Lakers agree to sign Luol Deng to four-year, $72-million deal

Lakers agree to sign Luol Deng to four-year, $72-million deal

The Lakers made one of their last big free-agent deals of the off-season, adding another veteran Saturday by agreeing to a four-year, $72-million deal with former All-Star Luol Deng.

Deng, 31, typically does a little bit of everything on the court and gives the Lakers someone to fill the small-forward spot until Brandon Ingram is ready to start.

Deng can also play power forward in a small-ball lineup, creating added appeal in Coach Luke Walton’s vision of the Lakers.

Deng seems to fit into Walton’s desire to add players with character. In fact, Miami Heat President Pat Riley called Deng a “high-character guy” last...

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