The failure of the Marquis Teague experiment has yet to affect the Bulls. The impact is coming this summer, though. After drafting Teague in 2012 to be the backup point guard to Derrick Rose, the Bulls traded him last month. With Rose injured, that has left them with Kirk Hinrich and D.J. Augustin, both of whom will be eligible for free agency this offseason. The good news is Augustin wants to return and seems ready to give the Bulls a bit of a discount, considering they took him off the unemployment line in December after he was waived by the Toronto Raptors and helped him resurrect his career. ‘‘I’m definitely thankful for the opportunity Chicago gave me,’’ Augustin said. ‘‘You remember things like that, just that they gave me a chance. And then once I got here, coach Thibs [Tom Thibodeau] has given me a chance to play a lot of minutes, so it’s worked out well for me. You’re thankful for that.’’ Just how thankful is yet to be determined.
Bulls likely to face competition for D.J. Augustin in free agency
Chicago Sun-Times | Feb 9