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Rookie Teague expects to sign contract soon

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Rookie Teague expects to sign contract soon

Bulls' point guard Marquis Teague remains the only unsigned first round draft pick, but that may soon change. The 19-year-old Teague told Kyle Tucker of the Courier-Journal that he expects a deal to get done soon.
"I'm about to get it figured out when I go back. We just pretty much came up with something," Teague told Tucker. "So as soon as I go back to Chicago, itll be done. Were right there. Well figure it out."
There were concerns that Teague's contract had not been signed because the Bulls, under tight salary cap restrictions this off-season, were trying to avoid paying Teague 120 percent of the suggested slot value the NBA gives to all teams.
If the Bulls were to sign Teague to the 120 percent pay scale, they would have less than 600,000 to sign a veteran. A veteran's minimum contract, worth 1.2 million, counts for 854,389 against the salary cap.
Teague averaged 10.0 points and 4.8 assists in 32.6 minutes as a freshman for John Calipari and Kentucky, who won the National Championship over Kansas in April.
He then averaged 10.6 points and 3.0 assists in five Summer League games in Las Vegas, but shot just 29.4 percent from the field and averaged 3.8 turnovers.
Teague told Tucker he tried to get better every game during the Summer League in Las Vegas, that the shot clock difference from college to the NBA has been a big adjustment, and that he has not yet had the chance to meet with Derrick Rose, who was in California rehabbing when Teague came to Chicago.
The Bulls have overhauled the point guard position this summer, replacing C.J. Watson and John Lucas III with Kirk Hinrich and Nate Robinson in free agency, and adding Teague with the No. 29 pick in the NBA Draft.
Rose will miss at least the first half of the season, and may not be ready to play until March. Depending on where the Bulls stand in the Eastern conference standings could determine how quickly Rose returns.

'Rodman: For Better or Worse' 30 for 30 will debut on September 10

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'Rodman: For Better or Worse' 30 for 30 will debut on September 10

On Friday ESPN revealed that the next film in their award-winning 30 for 30 series will focus on the life of former Bull and Hall of Fame forward Dennis Rodman. 

The film—which is titled "Rodman: For Better or Worse" will detail Rodman's journey to becoming a Hall of Famer and five-time NBA Champion. The documentary will detail Rodman's difficult upbringing in Dallas, his dominant run at Southeastern Oklahoma State and his development into one of the greatest rebounders in NBA history. 

While Rodman is no doubt one of the greatest talents in NBA history, he is just as famous for his intriguing and oftentimes shocking off the court exploits. Rodman: For Better or Worse will discuss Rodman diving into international diplomacy issues and all of the deeper reasons behind him becoming the interesting character that we know him as today. 

The documentary will feature interviews from former teammates and coaches of Rodman's, including Bill Laimbeer,  John Salley, Isiah Thomas, Michael Jordan, and Phil Jackson. 

Rodman: For Better or Worse will be directed by Todd Kapostasy. 

Kapostasy is a seven-time Emmy Award winner. He wrote and directed 2016 documentary 'Confessions of a Cubs Fan: A Century of Waiting', which focused on the idea that winning isn't everything in sports amid the backdrop of the Cubs winning the 2016 World Series.

“Rodman: For Better or Worse” released on September 10, at 8 p.m. CT

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Coby White becomes first rookie in NBA history to understand his NBA2K rating

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Coby White becomes first rookie in NBA history to understand his NBA2K rating

It's that time of the year when every fan and player loses their mind over arbitray video game ratings that mean nothing.

That is, unless you're Coby White.

The rookie found out his rating for NBA 2K20 in a video posted to Twitter on Thursday and, much to the delight of this author, was pleased with his 76 rating.

"It's solid," White told Ronnie 2K. "Everybody be wanting their grade to be higher than what it is but I haven't played a game in the league yet so I understand why it's a 76. But I feel like after the season it'll be higher."

White said he hopes he can get his rating up to at least an 80 by the end of the season. Bulls fans would be pleased with that development, too.

White also said he was happy with his likeness in the game, which you can check out below.