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Teague headlines six players confirmed to summer league roster

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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.

Three Things to Watch: Bulls take on Suns

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Three Things to Watch: Bulls take on Suns

Here are Three Things to Watch when the Bulls take on the Phoenix Suns Sunday on NBC Sports Chicago and streaming live on the NBC Sports app. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. with Bulls Pregame Live.

1. Something's got to give

What's the opposite of an unstoppable force vs. an immovable object? That's what we'll be looking at when the Bulls have the ball in their hands. Chicago ranks dead last in offensive efficiency, while the Suns have the 2nd worst defensive efficiency in the NBA. That means the Bulls, after scoring a season-high 123 points against the Hornets, can build on that momentum against a Suns defense that allowed 90 points in the FIRST HALF to the Rockets on Thursday.

2. Kris Dunn for real?

Fresh off the best game of his young career - he scored 22 points in a win over the Hornets on Friday - Kris Dunn continues to look like the best point guard on the Bulls roster. He's going through a really solid stretch right now, averaging 13.2 points on 47 percent shooting, 4.2 assists and 2.6 steals over his last four games. With Eric Bledsoe out of Phoenix, Dunn could be in line for another big game going up against Mike James and Tyler Ulis, regardless of whether or not he starts over Jerian Grant.

3. Watch out for Devin Booker

We'll try to get an opponent in here once for every tune-in, and Devin Booker certainly fits the bill. Much like Dunn is doing, Booker is on quite a roll these days. Over his last four games Booker is averaging 30.5 points on 51 percent shooting, 4.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists. The Bulls will need to keep their eyes on Booker at all times, especially after allowing Kemba Walker to go off for 47 points on Friday.

Bulls Talk Podcast: Will Kris Dunn build off career night?

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Bulls Talk Podcast: Will Kris Dunn build off career night?

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill, and Kevin Anderson react to a breakout game from Kris Dunn against the Hornets Friday night. They’ll discuss his development and how it impacts rookie Lauri Markkanen. Plus just how long will both the Wolves and Bulls be judged on the Jimmy Butler trade? Is Dwight Howard a hall of famer? And a new era in Philly with Simmons and Embiid. That and more on this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast.