Luol Deng to play for Britain in European Basketball Championship

Luol Deng
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Chicago Bulls star Luol Deng agrees a deal to play for Great Britain despite the NBA lockout.

Chicago Bulls small forward Luol Deng has been permitted to play for Great Britain in the European Basketball Championship.

An NBA lockout was issued in July due to the owners' questioning of the pay structure in the Association.

Despite the lockout, Deng has been able to make a deal with Team GB representatives to let him play in the competition.

"Playing for GB is always important to me so I'm really glad we could resolve this," said Deng. "It has been a long process but a great team effort. I can't wait to join the team and prepare for Lithuania."

The 26-year-old will play alongside his teammates in Lithuania from August 31.