Chicago Bulls NBA Summer League is a chance for Marcus Domask to fix glaring issue

The NBA Summer League is a couple of weeks away, and former Illinois basketball star Marcus Domask will have a chance to shine with the Chicago Bulls
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We are now into the month of July, and that means the 2024 NBA Summer League is about to start.

This summer is chock-full of former Illini players trying to make it in The Association, and one of the younger players to give the NBA a shot is Marcus Domask.

Domask transferred into the Illinois basketball program this past season and had a great year. He averaged 15.9 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game. He tried to get another year of eligibility, but the NCAA rejected that possibility.

After going undrafted in the 2024 NBA Draft, Domask has caught on with the Chicago Bulls. Domask signed an Exhibit-10 deal, which enables the Bulls to convert Domask’s deal into a two-way contract, so he can swing between the NBA and the G-League.

This Exhibit-10 deal also puts Domask on the Chicago Summer League roster. The Bulls tip off the Summer League on July 13 against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Marcus Domask is going to get his chance to shine with the Chicago Bulls, but there is one glaring issue heading into the NBA Summer League

Just getting a foot in the door is huge for Domask. He did enough to impress the Bulls, so now he has a shot to look good and make the roster, or at least the G-League roster.

Domask did a lot of good at Illinois. He was able to back his man down and wiggle through the paint well. The ability to get a shot up and make a fadeaway was impressive.

The NBA has much bigger and stronger players, though. That might prove challenging for Domask. I think there is one glaring issue in Domask’s game and that is his three-point shooting.

Last season with Illinois, Domask took the second-most three-point attempts of his career, 138 attempts, and shot the worst three-point percentage, 29.7%, in any of the five seasons of college basketball.

29.7% will not cut it in the NBA. Domask is primarily going to be looked at as a perimeter scorer, and there are a million players trying to make the NBA who can shoot at least 29.7%. That number has to increase greatly.

This summer should be fun for Illinois basketball fans. We have so many reasons to watch the NBA Summer League, and Domask’s quest to make an NBA roster is one of them.

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