DVRing this one... just getting a game thread going
Overall a crappy game to watch. Although two things I liked: 1) Deng playing and scoring like an all-star, and 2) Marquis Teague showing up to play and displaying some nice flashes. On the latter point, this kid is only 19 years old and going up against one of the hardest PG covers in the league. Considering that, he really did a nice job on both ends in the limited minutes.
Yeah I agree about Teague, he is not someone I want to see as a regular rotation player yet. Again, he is just 19 years old. But with 2 PGs injured (Rose and Kirk), the silver lining is to give him some burn to feel what NBA ball is all about. People talk about stashing away "projects" all the time, I happen to think Teague is really the ideal project to have. Low cost (late 1st rounder), lottery level talent, apparently a good character and hard working kid. If he pans out, we'll have a very solid backup PG who can also run alongside Rose in small ball lineups.Teague looks a bit terrified/lost at time, too, though. He matched up with Rondo much better than Robinson did, and Teague is clearly very athletic. He also clearly has no confidence in his jump shot. He looked desperate at times to get rid of the ball. Still, there was enough there to be encouraged by the performance.
Taj has me worried these days. He looks pretty inept on the offensive end of the court.