Luol Deng joins Miami Heat: Great Britain forward Deng joins NBA runners-up in 'one of the most importnat free agent signings' in the Heat's history

Deng joins after LeBron James' high-profile exit following spells with the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers

Great Britain forward Luol Deng has joined the Miami Heat as a free agent.

Deng, who featured for Team GB at London 2012, has spent 10 years in the NBA and he joins the Heat after spells at the Chicago Bulls and recently the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The 29-year-old's move follows hot on the heels of LeBron James leaving the Heat to return to the Cavaliers last week.

"Luol Deng is one of the most important free agent signings that we have ever had in the history of the franchise," Heat president Pat Riley said on the franchise's official website.

"He is a proven All-Star and quintessential team player, both as a scorer, as well as an All-NBA defender. He brings the attitude of a warrior and competes every single night against the very, very best. We are thrilled to welcome him to the Heat family."

Meanwhile, guard Dwayne Wade has re-signed with the Heat and will join Deng in Miami.

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