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Marquis Teague has company in Chicago

The Chicago Bulls are continuing to bolster their point guard position as Derrick Rose’s knee injury is even more serious than doctors initially thought. It was reported last week that his rehab will likely sideline the 2011 MVP through March. In an effort to lessen the load on Marquis Teague, Chicago went out and signed Kirk Hinrich, the long-time Bull who was drafted by the organization nine years ago but had most recently played with Atlanta.

The Bulls have added even more to the platoon, signing 5-foot-9 Nate Robinson Tuesday, known best for his stint with the Boston Celtics when he averaged over 17 points and 4 assists per game in 2009. Robinson had played most recently for the Oklahoma City Thunder in a very limited role, before moving to the Golden State Warriors and averaging over 11 points in 51 games.

What does this mean for Teague? He’s moving down the Bulls depth chart. But not having the pressure of performing immediately and having the expectations of playoffs-or-bust placed on his shoulders during his rookie year will benefit well in the long run. Teague will have a host of other point guards to groom him, including another Calipari prodigy in Rose. Pairing the latest one-and-done with one of the originals will make for a good story line and a nice little pedigree setting up in Chi-town.

Article written by Stuart Hammer

B.S. Broadcast Journalism from the University of Kentucky. @StuartHammerKSR

11 Comments for Marquis Teague has company in Chicago

  1. burger
    2:08 pm August 1, 2012 Permalink

    This means the Bulls hired a flaky point guard with experience to accompany their “came out a year or 2 too soon” point guard they got in the draft.

    I agree go when the money’s the best, and for Teague, who knows if he could have increased his stock even if he showed anything else through experience.

    But the Bulls decision to bring in Nate is more questionable than recruiting a backup (for your injured Rose) who isn’t start ready in the NBA (and won’t be for 2 years).

  2. LeX
    2:08 pm August 1, 2012 Permalink

    What it means is that the bulls have learned what we all knew. Hes still developing and has terrible decision making skills and shouldve stayed in school. He’ll be out of the league in 2-3 years. Its a shame really.

  3. Silly Nanny
    2:08 pm August 1, 2012 Permalink

    Why does Nate Robinson automatically move Teague down the depth chart?

  4. LeX
    2:11 pm August 1, 2012 Permalink

    4. Because nate robinson is a decent point guard that I would say is better than Teague.

  5. DakoBarr
    2:22 pm August 1, 2012 Permalink

    I think by Boston Celtics you mean New York Knicks.

  6. willie
    2:37 pm August 1, 2012 Permalink

    Let’s face it, Teague isn’t half the player we thought he was when we signed him. Had to be a little suspicious of him when he couldn’t even finish in the top 3 for Indiana Mr. Basketball. what a shame….

  7. Bradley
    3:14 pm August 1, 2012 Permalink

    Nate Robinson is probably LEAST know for his time in Boston. Without question he is best know for winning the worst dunk contest ever while he was a Knick. If I didn’t know better I’d think Nichols did the research on this one. :p

  8. Bradley
    3:17 pm August 1, 2012 Permalink

    3 and 7. You’re idiots. They didn’t draft him to take over the team right away. Teague will be in the league for a long time and was very good for us at UK last season. Hit some huge shots and ran the team the way Cal wanted him to.

  9. njcat
    4:27 pm August 1, 2012 Permalink

    Not sure why Chicago would draft a point guard. Rose is, what?, 24? He’s not going anywhere. At best, Tigue would be a backup longterm w/ them. Based on his performance in the Summer league and Chicago’s moves since, he just might end up in the DLeague

  10. You Are Correct Sir
    4:47 pm August 1, 2012 Permalink

    Right on the money #9. This kid ran the point for an NCAA Champ as a freshman. Enough said…