The Chicago Bulls aren’t having the season they thought they’d be having when the year kicked of and as the team heads towards a new calendar year, one player won’t be around to help continue a hopeful playoff push. The Chicago Bulls have sent point guard Marquis Teague to the D-League, but it’s above that the front office isn’t fretting too much about.
According to ESPNChicago, the Bulls haven’t yet given up on Teague despite trade rumors suggesting that they’re trying to dump the young guard on someone else.
“He’s 20 now. And I think we’ve seen potential; he’s a talented kid, he had a really good summer. I thought he did some good things in the preseason. There hasn’t been a lot of time for him. Tom and I discussed it and John (Paxson) over the weekend. And our thought was let’s get him to our D-League affiliate and give him some time on the floor. But in our minds, it’s not a long-term thing. And it’s something we may do several times throughout the season. Send him down for a game or two, or three to get some time and then bring him back. But we still think there’s a lot of potential there and we just want to see him continue to grow as a player.”
The Bulls have seen great return already in free agent guard D.J. Augustine who has replaced any hope Teague had of making the roster with respectable minutes. Teague was a project when the Bulls drafted him and no one expected him to come in and start. He’s still young and we’ve seen players head to the D-League and improve.
Either way, the Bulls are half-in and half-out on Teague who no longer has a roster spot in Chicago.