Deng arrived from Chicago in trade deal last month.
Cleveland Cavaliers star Luol Deng is reportedly unlikely to re-sign with the franchise this summer after becoming dismayed with the mess that the team is currently in.
Deng has publicly emphasised that he has yet to decide what he will do this summer ahead of becoming a free agent, although the early suggestions are that he will decide not to continue with Cleveland.
The Cavs currently hold a 17-33 record for the season and are in 12th place in the Eastern Conference as the likelihood of them reaching the playoffs appears to move further away with each game.
Former general manager Chris Grant was fired earlier this week, while coach Mike Brown received a vote of confidence from owner Dan Gilbert, with the latter insisting that they can still make the post-season.
However, with the team not producing on the court and questions being asked over the front office’s management of the roster off it, it is understood that Deng’s decision could be made easy.
“What was supposed to be a season exciting enough to make LeBron James think seriously about leaving Miami to come back to the Cavs has descended into such farce that sources close to the situation are already saying that there’s little-to-no chance Deng will agree to stay once he hits free agency,” ESPN’s Marc Stein reports.
The Cavaliers were expected to build a competitive roster this year which centred around point guard Kyrie Irving.
Speculation suggested that the franchise would also move to re-sign James after his departure for Miami back in 2010, although at this stage it looks unlikely that the two-time NBA champion would join a team in such disarray.
Gilbert is expected to continue to make deals ahead of the deadline on February 20, although it remains to be seen whether or not any new arrivals will not only inspire Cleveland to turn their season around but also to convince their current roster to stay with the team.