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Butler, Teague highlight Bulls' summer league roster

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Butler, Teague highlight Bulls' summer league roster

Guided by Bulls assistant coach Adrian Griffin, the Bulls summer-league team will be headlined by swingman Jimmy Butler and first-round draft pick Marquis Teague.
Former NBA player Jermaine Taylor, a shooting guard who played in the D-League last season after stints with Sacramento and Houston in the past, as well as ex-Celtics power forward Leon Powe -- who crossed paths with Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau in Boston -- will also be on the roster for the NBA's summer league in Las Vegas.
A familiar name in Chicago, former St. Joseph High School and University of Illinois standout point guard Demetri McCamey, will also play for the Bulls, as will two players who had a cup of coffee in the NBA last season: swing man Edwin Ubiles, who played for the Wizards, and power forward Malcolm Thomas, who played for the Spurs.
Practicing with the team at the Berto Center this week, but not joining them in Vegas, according to a source, will be two point guards with NBA experience: Jonny Flynn, a well-traveled, albeit young, free agent who finished last season in Portland, and Marcus Banks, who played in the D-League last season after several years as a journeyman in the league; Northern Illinois product and Chicago native Jake Anderson, and Kashif Watson, the younger brother of now-former Bulls backup point guard C.J. Watson, will also participate in the mini-camp, as well as former BYU swing man Charles Abouo.
The complete roster, CSNChicago.com has learned, is as follows: Jimmy Butler, 6-foot-6 small forward; Oley Czyz, 6-foot-7 power forward; Justin Johnson, 6-foot-2 point guard; Demetri McCamey, 6-foot-3 point guard; Ramone Moore, 6-foot-5 shooting guard; Leon Powe, 6-foot-8 power forward; Chase Simon, 6-foot-5 shooting guard; Henry Sims, 6-foot-10 power forward; Jamie Skeen, 6-foot-8 power forward; Jermaine Taylor, 6-foot-4 shooting guard; Marquis Teague, 6-foot-2 point guard; Malcolm Thomas, 6-foot-9 power forward; Henry Sims, 6-foot-10 power forward; Edwin Ubiles, 6-foot-6 small forward.
The Bulls' first game in Las Vegas will be next Tuesday, July 17, at 9 PM Central time, on UNLV's campus.

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

The changing of the guard continues for the Cubs this offseason. 

After the team hired a new hitting coach yesterday, it was reported today that they're losing a front office member: 

Rehman, who has been with the Cubs in the same position for the last seven years, will reportedly head up the Rangers' analytics department. According to the Chicago Tribune, Rehman's role was " evaluating existing systems, and recognizing and applying solutions in an effort to create competitive advantages for the organization." 

All reports indicate that he'll be doing similar analytic-based work with the Rangers. 

On this day in 2005: White Sox pitchers put the CG in Chicago

On this day in 2005: White Sox pitchers put the CG in Chicago

Mark Buehrle. Jon Garland. Freddy García. José Contreras.

The 2005 White Sox had four consecutive complete games to finish off the 2005 ALCS — Contreras took his turn in Game 5 against the Angels 13 years ago Tuesday. How special was that run of starting pitching to finish that series? Consider the following six statements:

— No team has had more than two complete games in a single postseason, let alone a postseason series, since.

— There has been a grand total of four complete games in 188 postseason games (through Monday) since the beginning of 2016.

— Those 2005 White Sox remain the only team with four complete games in a single LCS (which went to a best-of-seven format in 1985).

— They are the only team since the 1968 Tigers (in the World Series) with at least four complete games in any postseason series.

— They are the only team since the 1956 Yankees (in the World Series) with at least four consecutive complete games in a series. (The Yankees had five in a row: Games 3 through 7.)

— They are the only team since the 1928 Yankees (in the World Series) with at least four consecutive complete-game wins in a series (Games 1 through 4).

Take a moment to look back and appreciate what Don Cooper’s troops were able to accomplish in that series. The way the game is played nowadays, we will never see it again.