Marquis Teague has had quite a busy summer to the point where he doesn't even consider having had an offseason following the Bulls' loss in the Eastern semifinals to the Miami Heat. Between helping run an AAU team in Indianapolis with his brother Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague giving back to the community through a Boys and Girls Club and putting together a solid Summer League run in Las Vegas the 20-year-old Teague said he has found himself improving in all areas. The Bulls reserve point guard joined the Mully and Hanley Show on 670 The Score earlier today and spoke about his busy offseason which included leading the Bulls in scoring and assists during their Summer League run in Las Vegas. "I can feel it each and every day from my outside shot just getting stronger getting in better shape said Teague who averaged 18.3 points on 44 percent shooting and 4.8 assists. “I've been with [the Bulls] non-stop since the season started... I haven't had an offseason yet. We're just gonna keep working. "It was my second go-around at [the Summer League] so I knew what to expect. I just came in confident and played aggressive and I was successful." Summer camps for youth run by the Bulls has also been an important part of Teague's growth and despite being just three years removed from high school he understands what it means to give his time to the community. "We just try to have little camps for kids to get the opportunity to come out and just be around us get to work on their skills or whatever" he said. "But just to be around them just for them to see your face just means a lot to them to know you're taking your time out to come out and help them." Teague hasn't been alone in his progress through one season and half an offseason. He told Mully and Hanley that Kirk Hinrich and Derrick Rose have been influential to his game and noted that playing behind the former MVP has given him a boost against other point guards.
Bulls Teague 'coming of age' in offseason
CSN Chicago | Aug 19