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Deng to skip EuroBasket

Chicago Bulls and Great Britain international Luol Deng looks set to skip this year’s Eurobasket finals in Slovenia.

Fatigue has caught up with Deng, who combined playing nearly 40 minutes a game with the Bulls last season with realising a dream, playing for Great Britain at last summer’s Olympics Games in London.

Deng played in London against the wishes of the Chicago Bulls management as he played at the Games with a wrist injury that required surgery. The 27-year-old ex-Brixton Topcat player also spent the summer of 2011 playing for GB at Eurobasket in Lithuania.

“I’m not sure 100% if I’m playing, most likely I’m not,” Deng told British basketball magazine MVP 24/7 in Houston as he gets set to make his second appearance at the NBA All Star Game.“I would like to have a summer off, especially the one coming up. Last year I wanted to do the Olympics and I showed how much I wanted to do it.

“But this summer coming up, I think I’ll tone it down a little bit more. It doesn’t change whether I’ll be with the team or not. But I said that before the Olympics.”

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