Teague Ready to Show and Prove in Las Vegas

The second-year point guard is trying to earn a spot in next year's rotation

Marquis Teague’s 2012 Las Vegas Summer League was a forgettable one. But his 2013 summer league got off to a roaring start. The point guard from Kentucky, entering his second year in the league, had a stellar opener in this year’s summer league scoring 12 points and dishing seven assists with just one turnover.

Teague cites conditioning (or lack thereof) for his disappointing play last summer, but that’s all behind him now.

“Last year (at summer league) the main thing I wasn’t in shape,” Teague told Bulls.com on Saturday. “I had the talent to play, but I just wasn’t in shape. I was getting tired. This summer I’m in great shape.”

Teague looked much better physically, but he also looked markedly improved on the court as well going up against another second-year point guard product in Memphis’ Tony Wroten. The product of Kentucky is using this summer to not only work on his game, but to also compete for a spot in next year’s point guard rotation which will be tough with the return of a healthy Derrick Rose and veteran Kirk Hinrich.

“It’s a huge summer for me as far as getting better, helping myself for next year,” said Teague. “Letting them see me working in the gym and in the summer league and how I perform to give myself an opportunity to play next season. Being a point guard, floor general and being able to defend. Showing my whole game.”

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