Deng is a major part of the Miami starting lineup.
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Luol Deng has missed the Heat's six previous games. Now, it appears he's ready to return.
From Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald:
Deng has been sidelined with a hamstring injury, so his is good news that he should be back for the Hornets game. Though his three-point shooting has been down this year, Miami's efficiency from beyond the arc has been so poor on the season, just plopping Deng in the corner and getting him open shots should be a great improvement on what the Heat already have,
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Coach Erik Spoelstra has started Gerald Green in Deng's absence. Though he's played better of late, he hasn't been able to replicate Deng's contributions on either side of the ball.
Luol Deng, who had missed six games, will play tonight, but Spoelstra isn't sure he will start because Spo wants to monitor his minutes.