Luol Deng excited about joining Cavs

Updated: January 8, 2014, 8:59 PM ET
Associated Press

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Luol Deng was surprised. His mom was shaken.

After learning he had been traded from the Chicago Bulls to Cleveland, Deng said the most difficult aspect of knowing he would no longer be playing for the Bulls after nine seasons wasn't packing his bags or saying goodbye to teammates.

The hardest part was explaining to his mom, Martha, he had to move.

"She couldn't understand why," he said. "She feels like I'm a nice guy, I get along with everybody, ...

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