After announcing that second-year point guard Marquis Teague had been assigned to the Iowa Energy in the D-League, the Chicago Bulls have decided to keep Teague around after veteran point guard Mike James was diagnosed with a knee injury.
According to a CSN Chicago report, James suffered a sprained MCL during pregame warmups of Monday night’s triple overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. James had previously leapfrogged Teague in the rotation and was Tom Thibodeau’s backup point guard to Kirk Hinrich.
James is expected to miss at least a week rehabbing his injured knee, so Teague will now be Hinrich’s backup for the time being.
Teague has struggled so far in his second professional season in the NBA. The former University of Kentucky point guard has played in nine of Chicago’s 16 games and is averaging a paltry 1.2 points per game while shooting just 17 percent from the field.