Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/13/14
Last Year’s Las Vegas NBA Summer League represented the first glimpse that Chicago Bulls’ swingman Jimmy Butler was primed for a big step forward in his second NBA season.  It’s similar for Marquis Teague this year. After a strike-shortened 2011-12 campaign that led to the cancellation of the summer leagues in 2011, Butler averaged 20.8 points per game, 6.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists while shooting 50% from three point range and 43% overall in the 2012 Las Vegas Summer League.  This robust production carried the former first round pick from Marquette into his second season, where his numbers improved across to the board.   In his second season of 2012-2013, his games played jumped from 42 to 82; his minutes per game from 8.5 to 26.0, his field goal percentage from 40.5 to 46.7; his three point shooting rate from 18.2% to 38.1%, his free throw percentage from 76.8 to 80.3; his rebounding average from 1.3 to 4.0 and his scoring average from 2.6 to 8.0.  He firmly established himself a...

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