The Chicago Bulls have found themselves in a tight situation, with Derrick Rose out with a torn ACL, Kirk Hinrich out with a groin injury and Nate Robinson playing inconsistently so far this preseason, they find themselves relying on rookie point guard Marquis Teague to play significant minutes during the season.
Teague, who is only 19 years old and was selected 29th overall by the Bulls during the NBA draft, has averaged one point and one turnover in five minutes of action this preseason. He has struggled to find his rhythm on the court and has looked out of step with the rest of the players. These struggles are nothing new however; he occasionally displayed the same kind of struggles when he played in Kentucky but overcame them when his teammates relied on him most. Teague at times looks uncomfortable at the head of the offense and seems to lack the confidence of a seasoned point guard, but despite the way he has played during the preseason the Bulls and specifically head coach Tom Thibodeau have made it clear that they are confident in him and his ability to play.