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Flaws in the blueprint

Rookie Teague shows promise, but Bulls just not built to withstand elite squads

Updated: November 13, 2012, 2:10 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Rookie point guard Marquis Teague, he of the every-month-is-Movember wispy mustache, had played a grand total of 10 minutes through the Chicago Bulls' first six games.

But after playing 6 minutes, 8 seconds in the second quarter, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau picked the fourth quarter as Teague's baptism by Celtic. Teague played the entire quarter against perhaps the best point guard in basketball, Rajon Rondo.

The results were encouraging, if not immediately rewarding.

With ...

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