Report: Jazz have interest in trading for Bulls' Marquis Teague
Utah has interest in sophomore guard from Chicago, could be motivated by injury to Trey Burke.
The Jazz are stockpiling young talent, the Bulls are trying to cut salary while making a run right now. ESPN reports that Utah has had interest in second-year point guard Marquis Teague in the past, and with the injury to rookie Trey Burke, Utah could be more aggressive on the buyer's market.
Hearing: Utah has previously shown trade interest in Bulls' Marquis Teague and could well revisit interest depending on Trey Burke timetable— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) October 13, 2013
Burke fractured his finger Saturday night. On Monday, he'll see a specialist to determine if he needs surgery. If he's out any significant amount of time, the Jazz are going to have to look at some longer-term options and Teague has shown a lot in preseason. Jazz coach Ty Corbin said Saturday that the team may look outside the current roster for a solution.
What do Jazz do at PG? Corbin: "We’ve got scouts. We’ll see what’s available. We’ve got some guys here. … We’ll see what gives us a chance."— Aaron Falk (@tribjazz) October 13, 2013
Utah's rebuilding anyway, so it's not like there's a huge need to solve things. Combo-guard Alec Burks can fill in a pinch while Burke recovers. But Teague would be a smart pickup. You'd have to think Chicago would just want salary relief, but Utah also has some young bigs like Jeremy Evans to toss out there to a Chicago team that is awfully thin at center.
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