Luol Deng is interested in discussing a contract extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but understands they may want to wait for a chance to sign LeBron James in free agency.

"He's a great player, why wouldn't you look at him?" Deng told Yahoo Sports. "If he wants to come back home, that's great for him and great for this organization. He's a great player. Why not?

"I'm all right with that. I'm here to do what I can do and be Luol Deng. I don't really worry about it. I don't have the mindset that I can control what everyone else thinks. I just do what I can do and try to be the best at what I do."

The Cavaliers have until June 30 to sign Deng to an extension, or they can discuss a deal in free agency thereafter.

"I'm very open to sit down to talk," Deng said. "At the same time, I'm OK with waiting until the summer."