HoopsHype Marquis Teague rumors

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Teague said he remains confident, even if his play has suggested otherwise. "It's not my decision, so all I can do is keep working and always be ready," Marquis Teague said. "It's a long season. A lot of things happen." Chicago Tribune

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Either way, in his second season, Teague could be moved in a package if the Bulls start becoming sellers. Four teams were interested in the point guard’ at the end of training camp, especially after Teague shined in the Summer League. The problem is that Hinrich is a free agent after this season, and the organization hoped that Teague would step up. Chicago Sun-Times

October 30, 2013 Updates

The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has exercised its fourth-year option for the 2014-15 season for guard/forward Jimmy Butler, and its third-year option for the 2014-15 season for guard Marquis Teague. By exercising the respective player options, both players will be under contract with the Bulls for the 2014-15 season. NBA.com

October 15, 2013 Updates

The Bulls are ready to move on. Despite a fairly poor 2012/13 season - in fact, a fairly poor last six seasons - the Bulls value the services of Mike James, who they had for a brief period in the 2011/12 season. They want James to be their third string point guard this season, not Marquis Teague, This decision has already been made, hence the edict from management to play Teague more. Teague, none too subtly, is being shopped. Utah are a reported suitor for his services; before that, talks were ongoing with the Minnesota Timberwolves (whose interest later cooled after the 'showcase' that wasn't.) The decision is mostly performance related, as seen above. Financial considerations, however, also play a part. Teague's salary for this season is $1,074,720, whilst James's would be $884,293 - that $190,427 seems negligible, but, when considering the Bulls are due to be in the 150% luxury tax range, the $476,068 it becomes after tax is added is significant enough when talking about third string point guards not likely to figure in the rotation all that much. The Score

October 14, 2013 Updates

The Timberwolves, like the Jazz, have shown interest at one point or another in Bulls point guard Marquis Teague, a league source tells K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. Johnson doesn’t make it sound as though the Wolves are currently pursuing Teague, but if the Bulls aren’t sold on him, that bodes well for the chances that 38-year-old point guard Mike James makes Chicago’s opening night roster on his non-guaranteed deal. The Tribune scribe checks in with James, who would be the league’s fourth oldest player if he makes the squad, and we’ve got more from around the NBA: Hoops Rumors

Marquis Teague struggled Saturday night against the Wizards and, with the Jazz's Trey Burke fracturing his right finger Saturday, ESPN.com speculated the Jazz could pursue trade talks for Teague. A league source said the Timberwolves also have shown interest in the past in Teague. As a veteran, James just focuses on what he can control. "I still love the training. I still love the competition," James said. "The older you get, the first thing that goes is your preparation. You don't want to do it no more in the summertime. I'm still doing dribbling drills in the summertime. I'm still getting my thousands of jump shots up. And I'm still playing against these young guys, and they haven't showed me that I'm washed up. They still give me confidence and motivation in the summer. I can still play this game at a really high level." Chicago Tribune

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“I’m feeling real comfortable,” says Teague. “I want to contribute any way the teams needs me. Playing with Derrick was so much fun. Playing with and learning from one of the top point guards in the NBA is great and I only want to help make it easy on him. “I love our team,” said Teague. “We have great guys who are team oriented and work hard and their main focus is winning. Having a year to watch Nate and Kirk (Hinrich), the way those guys play and practice helped me learn the game better, helps me make the right plays and know how to make the game easier. It comes down to being aggressive and working.” Bulls.com

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Going into Saturday, Marquis had played in just 44 games, averaging 8.9 minutes. This has been a learning experience for the 20-year-old guard, something his brother predicted during the decision-making process before the draft. “I told him it was going to be rough his first year,” said Jeff. “It was rough my first year, getting picked by a playoff team, it’s never easy. But he’s been taking it well.” Boston Globe

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