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Gar Forman will talk to Luol Deng about wrist

Luol Deng

Luol Deng

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Updated: June 17, 2012 8:21AM

General manager Gar Forman plans to talk to Luol Deng in the next week about Deng’s plans to compete in the Olympics despite a torn ligament in his left wrist.

Deng has said he will play for the British national team this summer despite a wrist injury that could require surgery, which might sideline him for the first two months of the season. Deng said he will wait until after the Olympics before deciding to undergo the procedure.

“Our biggest concern with Luol is his health,” Forman said. “I know that’s our fans’ biggest concern, and I know it’s his biggest concern.”

Extension in works
for Thibodeau

Forman said the team will pick up coach Tom Thibodeau’s option for next season and will begin working on an extension this summer.

“Obviously, we value Tom greatly,” Forman said. “We value what he brings to the organization and what he brings to the team and think he’s one of the finest coaches in the league. We’re hopeful he’ll be our coach long term.”

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