Teague headlines six players confirmed to summer league roster

808786.png

Teague headlines six players confirmed to summer league roster

The Chicago Bulls summer league roster is beginning to take shape, with games beginning July 13 and running through July 22. Here's a look at six players who have been confirmed to this year's summer roster.
Marquis Teague, PG: The Bulls' first-round draft pick last Thursday, Teague will get his first real professional basketball experience in Las Vegas, most likely starting at point guard and seeing a whole heap of minutes. The Bulls may be relying on Teague to play a significant role early next season, so gaining experience this early should help the transition from college to the NBA.
Leon Powe, PF: The 28-year-old Powe played in Puerto Rico last year, and the Bulls were rumored to have had interest in him. Now they will get to see what he could potentially bring to the table this season, and the five-year veteran would come at a relatively cheap price.
Demetri McCamey, PG: Undrafted in 2011, McCamey played last season in the Turkish Basketball League. Before that, he enjoyed four successful seasons at Illinois under Bruce Webber. He doesn't have much of a shot at sticking on the Bulls' roster, but a successful showing could give him a chance in the D-League.
Jermaine Taylor, SG: After averaging 26.2 points per game his senior season at Central Florida, Taylor was selected in the second round of the 2009 NBA Draft by the Wizards. He was traded to Houston, and again in 2010 to Sacramento. He has played in 65 games in his two-year career, averaging 5.4 points per game. He's an undersized shooting guard but has valuable NBA experience.
Olek Czyz, SF: The Polish Czyz played two seasons at Duke before transferring to Nevada, where he averaged 12.3 and 13.8 points per game, respectively. He has good size at 6-foot-7 and can shoot from the perimeter and rebound well.
Jamie Skeen, PF: A Virginia Commonwealth product, Skeen played in both France and Israel last year and will look to make an impression in the States this summer. After transferring from Wake Forest, the 6-foot-8 Skeen averaged 15.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game for the Final Four-bound Rams, but went undrafted in the 2011 draft.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Did Bulls get fleeced?

butler.jpg
USA TODAY

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Did Bulls get fleeced?

On the latest edition of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, David Kaplan is joined Anthony Herron (NBC Sports), David Haugh (Chicago Tribune) and Danny Parkins (670 The Score) to discuss the madness in Chicago this weekend.

The panel breaks down the crazy draft night for both the Blackhawks and Bulls while wondering if Tom Thibodeau fleeced Gar/Pax.

Then, Mark Buehrle had his number retired on Saturday. Even Kap loved it.

Listen to the SportsTalk Live Podcast now.

Dwyane Wade rocks an absolutely ridiculous man purse in Paris

Dwyane Wade rocks an absolutely ridiculous man purse in Paris

From the NBA Draft and a crazy Jimmy Butler trade to...Dwyane Wade's questionable fashion choices?

Just another Bulls offseason.

D-Wade and wife Gabrielle Union are vacationing in Paris and the Bulls guard was photographed with a ridiculous doggie man purse thing:

Here's another shot:

The Black Clark Kent... #ThomBrowne #parisfashionweek #Thrumyeyes

A post shared by dwyanewade (@dwyanewade) on

Now, take my assessments of "questionable" and "ridiculous" with a grain of salt given I know nothing about fashion (I still wear American Eagle shirts I wore in high school), but c'mon now.

The only thing more absurd than the bag is the cost: $2,600 (!!!!!!!).

$2,600? That's 10 Bulls games at the 100 level! That's a quarter of the Bulls' home slate. 

Unreal.

Then again, Butler wore a fanny pack when arriving in Minnesota with his new team:

Here's another shot of Mr. G Buckets' fanny pack:

before we leave london. might as well have @ifeanyi_koggu hit her with the GO route. he did not catch the ball.

A post shared by Jimmy Butler (@jimmybutler) on

Also, here are a couple photos of D-Wade and Butler having a grand ole time while chillin' in Paris:

D.A.M.N haha. My Guy!!! #Morelife

A post shared by dwyanewade (@dwyanewade) on

That @marquette.basketball connection and that Paris vibe!!! @jimmybutler

A post shared by dwyanewade (@dwyanewade) on

This has been your pointless Chicago sports news of the day. Back to regularly scheduled programming.