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Billy Donovan shares praise for Dalen Terry: ‘That’s a good sign’

As the Chicago Bulls have dealt with injury after injury this season, multiple players up and down the roster have had to step up. Coby White is the most notable, as he’s putting together a Most Improved Player-caliber season this year. Andre Drummond has also taken on a larger role than usual and thrived thanks to his impressive rebounding.

Second-year wing Dalen Terry has also stepped into the Bulls’ rotation as of late. He only appeared in 38 games in his rookie season, but this year, he’s already played in 22. And so far, the Bulls are pleased with his performance on the court.

Head coach Billy Donovan recently praised Terry for his mentality on the court and the way he’s handled himself through struggles.

“The thing I like about him is [that] as a young player, maybe getting consistent minutes this year where last year he didn’t, you know there’s going to be these moments of down where he’s not going to play well,” Donovan said via Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times. “I always try and look at younger players as, ‘How do they come back and respond?’ . . . It’s not even making or missing shots, [but] defensive rotations, assignments, sending a guy left and he doesn’t do that, or [he] forgets to block out, leaves his feet on a shot fake and fouls a shooter. Those are the things that he’s got to get more consistent on. [But] when he’s had games where he’s done those things, he’s always come back and responded really well, and I always think that’s a good sign.”

So far this season, Terry is averaging 2.4 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 1.3 assists while shooting 40.0% from the field and 20.0% from behind the three-point line.

Story originally appeared on Lonzo Wire