Report: Jazz may be interested in Bulls' Teague

Report: Jazz may be interested in Bulls' Teague
October 14, 2013, 2:00 am
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Mark Strotman

According to a tweet from ESPN's Marc Stein, the Utah Jazz may be looking to trade for Bulls point guard Marquis Teague.

The potential interest stems from the news that rookie point guard Trey Burke, who the Jazz moved up in the draft to select No. 7 overall this past June, suffered a broken right index finger in the Jazz's preseason loss to the Clippers on Friday.

Burke is out indefinitely and will see a hand specialist today to determine if surgery is required.

Though Utah comprises one of the top young frontcourts in the league, led by Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter, its backcourt depth -- specifically at point guard -- is paper-thin. Mo Williams departed via free agency (Portland) this offseason, leaving former Bull John Lucas III, who signed this offseason, as the team's starter.

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Past Lucas, however, there's not much. The Jazz traded combo guard Randy Foye to Denver, leaving Alec Burks (a true shooting guard) and Scott Machado (who saw brief time with the Rockets as a rookie last year) on the roster. One way or another the Jazz are likely to add another ball-handler, especially if Burke is going to be out for an extended period.

Teague may be an option, though his trade value isn't high for the Bulls. Though he's stuck behind Derrick Rose and Kirk Hinrich, at just 20 years old he hasn't come close to reaching his potential, and the Bulls clearly thought enough of him to draft him in the first round two years ago.