The Chicago Bulls got surprised on the night of the 2012 NBA Draft when Kentucky point guard Marquis Teague slipped to them in the first round, so they happily selected the talented freshman with the No. 29 overall pick. Teague may be more famous for being the brother of Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague, but it's important to remember he was also the starting point guard for the national champion Kentucky Wildcats in his first collegiate season as well.
Andrew Sharp of SB Nation has dished out some 2012 NBA Draft Grades, and he thinks the Bulls deserve a "C" for the selection of Teague:
When I first saw this pick I thought it was great. Upon review... Not actually sure what the Bulls were thinking here. Derrick Rose will miss part of next season, but Teague won't be ready to play big minutes that early, and by the time he develops a few years down the line, Rose will be smack in the middle of his prime. In that case... Why not roll the dice with a wing like Quincy Miller? Or Jeffery Taylor? Jae Crowder? Teague could be really good, which is why I liked the pick initially, but it's just hard to see how he fits into Chicago's immediate or distant future. GRADE: C
Although Sharp doesn't see how Teague fits into the Bulls' future, if the organization declines to pick up C.J. Watson's option that would certainly free up some minutes for the young prospect.