Marquis Teague is still in the development stages of his NBA career. As the third point guard in an experienced rotation, the Chicago Bulls have decided to continue to bring him along slowly as he enters his second professional season.
But according to ESPN reporter Marc Stein, the young point guard could have a potential suitor in the Utah Jazz who may be willing to trade for the 20-year-old.
Hearing: Utah has previously shown trade interest in Bulls' Marquis Teague and could well revisit interest depending on Trey Burke timetable — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) October 13, 2013
Former Michigan point guard and National Player of the Year Trey Burke was taken No. 7 overall in the NBA Draft this past June but suffered a broken bone in his right index finger against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. Utah is incredibly thin at the lead guard spot with Burke and former Bulls guard John Lucas III expected to play the bulk of the minutes at that position.
If a scenario is discussed between the two clubs, it could represent a win-win for both. The Bulls have a need in the frontcourt and it’s been well publicized that they’re looking to add another big body to the roster. The Jazz have a number of big men on the roster, but it remains to be seen if the two teams would be willing to engage in a trade for a player in Teague who doesn’t really have a high trade value.