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A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Bulls were closing in on a contract with first-round draft pick Marquis Teague.
The person spoke Tuesday on the condition of anonymity because a deal had not been announced.
The Chicago Tribune, citing sources, reported Teague will earn his slotted salary of $857,000 next season and is expected to make 120 percent of the slotted rate in the following years.
A Kentucky product, Teague was taken with the 29th pick and is expected to fill a backup role at point guard. The Bulls signed Kirk Hinrich and Nate Robinson in an effort to get by while Derrick Rose recovers from a major knee injury.
Teague averaged 10.0 points and 4.8 assists to help Kentucky win a national title in his lone season. Older brother Jeff plays for Atlanta.
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All right, straight to the heart of the matter. Last week, Mark Deeks of the excellent ShamSports.com noted that Bulls first-rounder Marquis Teague was the only unsigned first round pick from the 2012 draft. For those of you that don’t want to actually read the article, his speculation was that the Bulls were attempting to [...]
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The Chicago Bulls say they have signed first-round draft pick Marquis Teague.
Teague was taken with the 29th selection out of Kentucky and is expected to fill a backup role at point guard. The Bulls signed Kirk Hinrich and Nate Robinson in an effort to get by while Derrick Rose recovers from a major knee injury.
Teague averaged 10.0 points and 4.8 assists to help Kentucky win a...
The Bulls have finalized a contract with first-round draft pick Marquis Teague.
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