The Bulls concluded their Vegas Summer League with a blowout win over the Charlotte Hornets last week. The team finished the Summer League with a record of 3-1. Its wins include the Mavericks, Raptors and Hornets.
There were impressive performances for the team throughout the Summer League. In years past, the Bulls have seen some top performance from young players. The 2016 Summer League was even capped off with the Summer League title.
The Bulls are gathering some nice young players to add to their core. With that, here are some of the players that impressed throughout this summer league.
The Bulls top draft pick was an obvious pick and while people try not to put too much stock into summer league, it was nice to see him step up.
This is how Dalen Terry gets a role this season:
Good individual defense, running lanes and finishing in transition on offense. pic.twitter.com/1yBH3BIW7A
— Mark K (@mkhoops) July 14, 2022
Terry averaged 11.8 points, 2.8 assists and 3.6 rebounds in the summer league. He even dropped a 20 point game against the Charlotte Hornets and added another solid performance against the Toronto Raptors. He scored 14 points in the first half.
Terry showed excellent burst and the ability to get out in transition to go along with his defensive potential. It was apparent that his length is going to be a serious asset on the perimeter. His quickness and willingness to cut and find open space in the defense is a great quality in the young player.
Terry did exit Summer League early with what looked like a knee injury but later turned out to be sprain. He should be ready for the regular season barring something catastrophic.
The only Bulls player to crack an All-Summer League roster, making the second-team, Marko Simonović showed a lot of promise this summer. A former draft pick from overseas for the team, he showed the ability to stretch the floor and create for himself as well as others.
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) July 18, 2022
Players like Nikola Vucevic are getting older and eventually will age out of the Bull’s window. With a similar skill set, Simonović is showing that he could develop into the player that can fill the role of Vucevic down the road.
The most impressive thing about his game was his ability to put the ball on the deck and handle the ball as a big. In a more position less league than ever, it’s important for the Bulls to have versatile players like that.
Malcolm Hill isn’t a name that you’ll see very much of in the regular season but he did do a nice job of showing up for the Bulls in July. Hill is on a two-way contract for the Bulls and typically plays for the teams G-League affiliate the Windy City Bulls.
Hill was a nice surprise with his catch and shoot ability and spark for the offense. It was reported that Hill dropped 10-15 pounds heading into the upcoming season. Hopefully with his performance this summer he can earn a roster spot on either the Bulls or another NBA team.
The Bulls weren’t able to take home the Summer League title this year but there were definitely some promising performances along the way.