HoopsHype Marquis Teague rumors

March 31, 2013 Updates

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

Marquis Teague: "I knew they liked me a lot. They had called my agent and things like that. But yeah, it kind of surprised me that I went there. I feel like I’m just going to come in, try to bring a lot of energy, pick up on defense full-court, just try to change the game as much as I can.” Courier-journal.com

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While the Sixers have said little about the possibility of drafting a point guard in Thursday's draft, they did find time to work out a pretty good one on Friday morning at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Marquis Teague, the point guard on Kentucky's national championship team, went through an exhaustive, solo workout for the team. Philadelphia Inquirer

June 22, 2012 Updates
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Al Horford: "We have the 23rd pick and I know the team will draft the best player available. I would like to pick a shooter like Kentucky's Doron Lamb. But it wouldn't bother me if they picked a big who could help me like Festus Ezeli (Vanderbilt). Anyway, I doubt they will pick Jeff Teague's brother, Marquis Teague." Primera Hora

June 20, 2012 Updates
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Andre Miller could be back. Andre Miller could not be back. Either way, the Nuggets will consider drafting a backup point guard, a blossoming complement to starter Ty Lawson. The point guards who met in the NCAA championship game met Monday at the Pepsi Center. Kentucky's Marquis Teague and Kansas' Tyshawn Taylor are projected first-round picks in the NBA's June 28 draft. The Nuggets have the 20th pick. Denver Post

June 18, 2012 Updates

With the 2012 NBA Draft approaching, the Denver Nuggets evaluated six college prospects at Pepsi Center on Monday. Among the group was University of Colorado power forward Austin Dufault, a four-year starter who played in a school-record 136 games. It was Dufault’s first NBA workout. “It’s awesome (to be here in Denver),” Dufault said. “Over the last four years, I’ve turned into a Nuggets fan because they’ve been down the road (from Boulder). I’ve been to a couple of games and I’m familiar with their coaching staff. Just being able to come here and work out is a blessing and it’s an opportunity that I’m very thankful for.” Dufault was joined by Memphis guard Will Barton, Tennessee Tech guard Kevin Murphy, St. Bonaventure forward Andrew Nicholson, Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor and Kentucky guard Marquis Teague. NBA.com

June 17, 2012 Updates

Vanderbilt marksman John Jenkins, Kentucky's Doron Lamb and Oregon State's Jared Cunningham are among the shooting guards receiving high marks from Griz personnel. Scouts also seem impressed by point guard prospects Marquis Teague of Kentucky and Tony Wroten of Washington. However, Griz brass entertained swingmen Draymond Green (Michigan State) and Jae Crowder (Marquette) on Saturday with great interest because of a desire to also add more versatile, high basketball IQ players to the roster. Memphis Commercial Appeal

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When did you know you were leaving? Marquis Teague: "We all kind of talked about it a few days after the (NCAA title) game, talked about what we wanted to do. We kind of knew two or three days after the game." Did you seriously consider coming back for another season at UK? Marquis Teague: "We all thought about it, even Ant(hony Davis). We just love this school, love playing together, love playing for coach (John) Cal(ipari). We're just going to miss it. We thought strongly about coming back." Indianapolis Star

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