Sources confirmed to CSNChicago at least six players that are for sures on the Bulls Summer League Team that will play in Las Vegas, Nevada, from July 13 to July 22.
The squad will be headed by Marquis Teague, our first round draft pick who was introduced yesterday, and Leon Powe. Powe, 28, won a championship back in 2008 with the Boston Celtics in the first year of The Boston Three Party.
Outside of those two, the roster is toppled with role players that will accommodate Teague and Powe nicely. Guards Jermaine Taylor and Demetri McCamey will fit well alongside Marquis. All of them can score -- especially Taylor -- and are good athletes. McCamey went undrafted in 2011 after four solid years playing for Bruce Weber and the Fighting Illini.
Summer League's are all about chance and opportunity. There's no doubt in my mind that both Olek Czyz, former Nevada hybrid 4-man, and Jamie Skeen, someone that was a pivotal part of VCU's run to the Final Four in 2011, will use the opportunity to its max potential. Both have good size and can shoot from the perimeter well despite their position. Ironically enough, Czyz and Skeen both started their collegiate careers at ACC schools, Duke and Wake Forest respectively. They each ended up being huge parts of their teams at the mid-major level and saw success.
There hasn't been any strong notifications coming from the Bulls regarding who else they'll add to the roster. In a round-about-way, rumors of second year swingman Jimmy Butler and former champion Brian "The White Mamba" Scalabrine joining the team have been circulating. Sure, Butler makes sense but not too, too positive on whether or not Scal fits. But then again, it's him ... he's awesome. He'll probably be put there to fill a leadership role, size and be a reserve big with energy.
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