Deng has been out of the NBA for many years. He has played for the Lakers for two seasons in his career, 2016-17 and 2017-18. In his short career, he played 57 games, averaging 26.3 minutes per game, contributing 7.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists and shooting percentage of 38.7%.
Dengs contract distribution with the Lakers is as follows: 2016-17 season $18 million, 2017-18 season 17.19 million US dollars, 2018-19 season 14.354 million US dollars, 2019-20 season US $5 million, 2020-21 season 5 million US dollars, 2021-22 season 5 million US dollars.
At present, Deng has returned to his hometown and transformed into a basketball coach.
For this matter, some media said it was not clear why the Lakers felt that they had reason to apply to the league. There may be some more detailed information disclosure in the future.