The Chicago Bulls agreed to trade point guard Marquis Teague to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday afternoon, but the trade won’t become official until later next week. This means that despite being on his way to Brooklyn, the Bulls still have Teague’s rights and he will continue to dress for the team as long as he’s on the roster.
Teague said as much to ESPNChicago’s Nick Friedell on Saturday night.
Teague says the deal can’t become official until Tuesday. He will dress out but Bulls won’t want to risk injury and derail deal.
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) January 18, 2014
It’s an interesting footnote to the whole situation, as it’s not often that you hear of a players being traded during the afternoon but then see them dress for the team that traded him that evening.
As Teague pointed out, he’s likely not going to play just in case he gets injured, but it will be a bizarre scene for Bulls fans who will see Teague dressed on the bench but know that he’s, in essence, a dead man walking.