Monday, July 23, 2012
Bulls' Teague ready to fill the void
By Andrew McNeill
LAS VEGAS -- When Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose went down with a torn ACL in Game 1 of the first round of this season's playoffs, the timing couldn't have been worse for the Bulls. Not only did it effectively end Chicago's 2012 season, but it's putting the upcoming one in jeopardy, as well. Rose isn't expected to return for several months and the Bulls' competition in the Eastern Conference is constantly improving.
The man tasked with righting the ship in Rose's absence is first-round draft pick Marquis Teague. The brother of Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague, the 6-foot-2 Marquis was drafted after one year at the University of Kentucky with the Bulls' 29th overall pick in June's draft. To say he has big shoes to fill would be an understatement. Teague, however, isn't fazed.
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