Bulls find a summer league sensation
The Bulls have found themselves a summer sensation. Andrew Goudelock dropped in 31 points, hitting 10 of 13 shots from the field, as the Bulls beat Denver 93-81 at the Las Vegas summer league on Monday.
Goudelock was already the leading scorer in Las Vegas, tallying 26 points in the opener. The summer Bulls improved to 2-0 and play Portland on Tuesday before starting the playoffs.
Malcolm Thomas set a summer-league record with 22 rebounds, to go with 13 points. Second-round draft pick Erik Murphy bounced back from a tough opening game to score 18 points, hitting 4-of-5 shots from 3-point range.
Point guard Marquis Teague once again played at a different speed than everyone else on the court, finishing with 15 points and 7 assists. First-round pick Tony Snell had a few strong moments while producing 11 points on 2-of-9 shooting.
Goudelock finished his career at College of Charleston among the NCAA’s all-time leaders in 3-pointers made. He spent his rookie year with the Los Angeles Lakers, then was the D-League MVP last season before being signed by the Lakers late in the year after Kobe Bryant was injured.
He’s looking for an NBA job, and with Nate Robinson, Marco Belinelli and Rip Hamilton moving on, Goudelock figured the Bulls were a good choice for a summer audition.
“It seemed the best fit for me, especially with these guys losing Nate, Rip. Belinelli left, Daequan Cook left,” Goudelock said to bulls.com. “Those are all guard positions and I feel I can step in and fill one of those positions.
“I feel I’m ready to play. I’ve had experience, going into my third year. I think this is a good fit.”
Summer league competition doesn’t compare to the NBA, but Goudelock has certainly shown he has a knack for putting the ball in the hoop.