“I just play basketball. I’ve been playing against people my whole life,” the 19-year-old said. “I’m just playing basketball. It’s not a big deal to me. It’s just like playing in the park.” It helps when those “people” include the likes of his brother Jeff, the Atlanta Hawks starting point guard, as well as injured Hornets shooting guard Eric Gordon and Indiana starter George Hill.
Bulls rookie Marquis Teague, although he hasn’t had extended playing time this season, looked like a veteran in Wednesday night’s 96-89 road win over the 76ers.