Marquis Teague said Chicago’s style didn’t match his own

 

Marquis Teague was recently acquired in a trade with the Chicago Bulls. AP Photo.

Marquis Teague was recently acquired in a trade with the Chicago Bulls. AP Photo.

Marquis Teague was once the top-rated high school point guard in the country, but so far that hasn’t translated into success in the NBA. However, Teague said that there was no connection with head coach Tom Thibodeau and that their styles didn’t really mesh.

“No excuses, it just didn’t happen,” Teague told Fred Kerber of the NY Post. “Sometimes I step on the floor, I didn’t perform at the level I needed to. Sometimes I didn’t get the minutes.

“It just wasn’t clicking with Thibs [coach Tom Thibodeau] the right way. Just trying to figure out a system was just kind of tough for me. The way they play ain’t really my style.”

The Nets landed Teague last week in a deal that sent Tornike Shengelia to Chicago. It was the same day they sent Tyshawn Taylor to the New Orleans Pelicans. He was the 29th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and has averaged 8.2 points and 5.2 assists with a true shooting percentage of just 37.3 in 68 games over two seasons.

Hopefully there is some truth to the fact that Teague just didn’t fit into the Bulls’ system and that he’ll play much better under Jason Kidd. It’s not like it matters much though as the Nets barely used Shengelia or Taylor at all and Teague is, at least at this point, more of an emergency player than a guy that will be a regular part of the rotation.