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Deng Adel ruins all the dang jokes by backing out of Timberwolves deal

Louisville v Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - January 31: Deng Adel #22 of the Louisville Cardinals shoots in the first half during a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at John Paul Jones Arena on January 31, 2018 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images)

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The Timberwolves were already limiting the Timber-Bulls jokes by not being interested in Joakim Noah. But at least they still have Tom Thibodeau, Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson, Derrick Rose and Luol Deng.

The dang jokes with a potential lineup of Deng Adel, Luol Deng and Gorgui Dieng? Those are up in smoke.

Shams Charania of The Athletic:

Adel, an undrafted free agent from Louisville, was never likely to make Minnesota’s regular-season roster, anyway. So, the fun would have been limited to the preseason. And Dieng is pronounced Jeng.

Still. Bummer.