Marquis Teague (with BKN): 21 G, 1 GS, 9.6 MPG, 3.0 PPG, 1.0 RPG, 1.4 APG, 0.38 SPG, 0.05 BPG, .415 FG% .375 3P%, .789 FT%, 8.5 PER
Marquis Teague is in the NBA because he’s 21 years old.
After coming over in a trade from the Bulls for Tornike Shengelia in late January, Teague played just 200 minutes for the Nets this season, almost all of them in garbage time.
After having his confidence shattered in Chicago under the militant Tom Thibodeau, I thought a move to Brooklyn under coach Kidd could bring out the best in the former 29th overall pick in the 2012 draft. It hasn’t quite panned out.
His most memorable moment in the NBA thus far? Getting crossed up by his older brother Jeff, followed by getting taunted by Paul Pierce for being “the ugliest brothers in the league… by FAR. BY FAR.”
Marquis Teague lacks basic NBA skills: passing, creating off the dribble, defensive awareness, and especially shooting. He’s under contract for $1.1 million next season and barring a trade, I’d expect him to spend the majority of next season in the D-League.