Dalen Terry must improve offense to be useful in Bulls rotation

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The Chicago Bulls‘ summer league squad has been solid thus far. They are 2-1 and still have a chance to make the playoffs.

Javon Freeman-Liberty has stolen the show and has been the best player on the team by a long shot, but that’s not what the expectation was heading into the summer.

Most anticipated Dalen Terry, Chicago’s first-round pick last year, to show out. While he has been alright, his offensive game has been lackluster. Terry simply hasn’t put up efficient numbers, which could be a concern heading into next season with the main roster.

According to Julia Poe of the Chicago Tribune, though Terry’s defense has been impressive, he needs to improve on offense if he wants to make an impact next year.

“The Bulls finished fifth in the league in defense last year, and additions such as former Milwaukee Bucks guard Jevon Carter will ramp up their on-ball pressure,” Poe wrote. “Terry can be an important addition to the defensive scheme — but only if he becomes reliable on offense.

“That doesn’t mean he needs to become a dazzling spot-up shooter overnight. But the Bulls need to be able to trust Terry to protect the ball when it’s in his hands and take the right shots when he gets a solid look.

“Building upon his playmaking to make his teammates look good is a step in the right direction. If Terry’s shotmaking and decision-making can follow, he still could be due for a bigger role this season.”

Terry needs to strive for improvement heading into next season if he hopes to earn regular playing time.

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