HoopsHype Marquis Teague rumors


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

Jeff believes his brother should have played his sophomore season at Kentucky. The elder Teague played two stellar seasons at Wake Forest, then averaged just 4.1 points through his first two seasons in Atlanta before posting a 12.6 average last year, his first as a starter. “I said, ‘Go back to school one more year,’ but he felt like he was ready, and I can’t tell him what to do,” said Jeff, “and I was going to be with him whatever decision he made. “But I thought he should have went back and had another year to hone his skills. He wanted to come out. He made a grown-man choice. “But I think he’s enjoying it. He just tries to stay focused and work hard every day. I told him that was the biggest thing — to make sure that they see you love the game.” Boston Globe

December 14, 2012 Updates

The Bulls’ Kirk Hinrich, Taj Gibson, Marquis Teague, Nancy Reinsdorf, Leslie Forman, Larsa Pippen and Benny the Bull helped 20 teens from Gilda’s Club Chicago spend $100 gift cards courtesy of Dick’s Sporting Goods on Thursday evening. The Bulls were on hand at the Dick’s Sporting Goods store in Glenview to offer shopping tips for the teens and helped them pick out shoes, jerseys and other athletic gear for their holiday gifts. Before the shopping spree, the teens also enjoyed dinner provided by Bulls partners Vienna Beef and Hinckley Springs. NBA.com

August 8, 2012 Updates

Alex Kennedy: Tracy McGrady won't be joining the Bulls. After signing Marquis Teague, Chicago activated hard cap and only has the rookie minimum to offer. Twitter

The Chicago Bulls announced today the signing of 2012 first round draft pick Marquis Teague. Chicago selected Teague with the 29th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. NBA.com

August 7, 2012 Updates

In a move the Chicago Bulls will announce either later Tuesday or Wednesday, first-round pick Marquis Teague has signed his rookie contract and will travel from his hometown of Indianapolis to Chicago to begin workouts on Wednesday. "It feels good to finally get it out of the way," Teague said in a phone interview. "I just want to get in the gym and start working out." Chicago Tribune

August 6, 2012 Updates

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