(CBS) Former Bull Luol Deng refuted and is “upset” over a New York Daily News report that he claimed he told friends that his Cleveland Cavaliers are “a mess,” according to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. 

“I don’t say anything outside of this locker room to my friends, and second of all, none of my friends would ever talk to reporters,” Deng told The Plain Dealer.

The original report by the Daily News suggested Deng was upset with the culture around the Cavs organization. He was traded to Cleveland in January after 9 1/2 seasons in Chicago.

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