Mar 31, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Marquis Teague (25) drives to the basket past Louisville Cardinals guard Russ Smith (2) during the second half in the semifinals of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball Final Four at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE

2012 NBA Draft: Chicago Bulls Take Marquis Teague With 29th Overall Pick

The Chicago Bulls nabbed well-regarded point guard Marquis Teague out of Kentucky with the No. 29 overall pick in Thursday night's draft.

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2012 NBA Draft: How Marquis Teague Fits Into The Chicago Bulls' Uncertain Future

The Chicago Bulls were overjoyed to find Kentucky point guard Marquis Teague still available with the No. 29 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. SB Nation Chicago's Ricky O'Donnell likes the selection, too.

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2012 NBA Draft: Chicago Bulls Select Kentucky PG Marquis Teague With No. 29 Overall Pick

The Chicago Bulls have selected Kentucky point guard Marquis Teague with the 29th overall pick in the first round of Thursday night's NBA Draft. It's the team's one and only selection of the night, as their second round pick for this year's draft was traded previously.

Coming into the draft, the Bulls were expected to target a scoring type guard that could handle the ball well in the aftermath of Derrick Rose's major knee injury. By drafting Teague, the Bulls land one of the most athletic point guards in the draft, one that finishes well at the rim but struggles with shooting.

Last season with the Wildcats as a freshman, Teague averaged 10.0 PPG, 2.5 RPG and 4.8 APG while shooting 41 percent from the field and 32 percent from three-point range. He was the starting point guard for the national champion, a player that generally went higher than No. 29 in most mock drafts this year.

Clearly, the Bulls wanted to add a point guard to address that position given the uncertainty regarding Rose. In Teague, they get a young prospect that could potentially be one of the better value selections in the entire draft.

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2012 NBA Draft: Chicago Bulls Rumors, Salary Cap Breakdown And Options At Pick No. 29

The Chicago Bulls hold the No. 29 selection in tonight's 2012 NBA Draft. SB Nation Chicago's Ricky O'Donnell breaks down the team's current salary cap issues and takes a look at a few players the Bulls might pick in the first round.

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NBA Trade Rumors: Bulls' Trade Offer To Golden State Includes Luol Deng, According To Report

According to a report from The Telegraph, Luol Deng was part of a trade package offered to the Golden State Warriors in return for the No. 7 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Andris Biedrins and Dorell Wright.

Following his decision to play for Great Britain despite a wrist tendon injury, the Bulls General Manager Gar Forman, who called Deng in from holiday for a meeting earlier this month, is understood to have offered the Warriors Deng and the 29th pick in the NBA draft on Thursday for centre Andris Bierdrins, small forward Dorrell Wright [sic] and the seventh pick in the draft.

Related: NBA Trade Rumors 2012: Luol Deng Says Trade Wouldn't Surprise Him

Deng averaged 14 points and 5.9 rebounds per game during the 2011-12 season.

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