Deng’s Agent Surprised Bulls Halted Talks
(Agent Herb) Rudoy, however, said on Wednesday that choosing this path could cost the Bulls (Luol) Deng come July 1, and despite Deng wanting to stay, any idea of home-town discounts if talks eventually restart are out the window.
“I actually expected them to negotiate an extension,’’ Rudoy said in a phone interview. “I was very surprised when (Bulls GM Gar) [Forman] called and said they decided not to further negotiate. I was a bit surprise because it’s going to be a hot free-agent market next summer.’’
Rudoy was asked if Forman indicated that the Bulls first wanted to try and look at bigger options before opening up talks again with Deng, and said that wasn’t relayed to him.