Cavaliers Rookie Deng Adel’s Long Road from South Sudan to the NBA

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — The life of a two-way player in the NBA is anything but stationary. Call-ups, send-downs, bus rides, flights (charter, commercial and otherwise)—the G League’s upper crust exists in constant motion. Fortunately for Deng Adel, who’s wrapping up a promising rookie season for the Cleveland Cavaliers, that’s nothing new. It didn’t take long for a three-year-old Deng to begin a lifelong journey that’s taken him from country to country, continent to continent and state to state. Born in war-torn South Sudan, Deng doesn’t remember much from his early years there. His parents had to tell him how he and his five siblings fled to Uganda before emigrating to Australia.… Read More