Marquis Teague was officially traded to the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday and practiced for the first time with his new teammates on Thursday. After practice, the second-year point guard revealed that he knew he might be on the trading block and when it happened, it didn’t really come as a surprise.
“I wasn’t really shocked,” Teague said. “I knew a lot of changes were being made around there, so I was kind of prepared.”
In the season and a half that he spent in Chicago, Teague never could find consistent minutes in Tom Thibodeau’s rotation and revealed that he and his coach didn’t exactly see eye-to-eye.
“It just wasn’t clicking with Thibs the right way,” he said. “Just trying to figure out the system was kind of tough for me. The way they play isn’t really my style, so it’s kind of difficult for me.”