There’s a fine print element to the point guard rotation that is currently under scrutiny because of rookie Marquis Teague’s solid play when given extended minutes.
It’s called Nate Robinson’s non-guaranteed contract.
The Bulls signed the veteran guard to a deal that doesn’t become fully guaranteed until Jan. 10. That means they can waive Robinson with no penalty any time before that date, an option that always has been under consideration internally.
Teague’s development, not to mention Derrick Rose’s expected return, could make Robinson expendable.