Chicago Bulls: Garrett Temple re-elected VP on NBPA exec committee

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Garrett Temple, Chicago Bulls Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports /

Big news for one of the veteran voices in the Chicago Bulls locker room arrived entering the weekend. The Bulls first-year veteran 34-year-old shooting guard, and former Brooklyn Nets role player, Garrett Temple will once again serve on the NBPA’s Executive Committee/Board of Player Representatives as a VP.

As the NBA landscape is firmly in the midst of the All-Star Break (which takes place from March 5-10), the Bulls veteran two-way guard Temple is ready to hold his seat in the NBA Players Association Executive Committee. And this is a position that Temple will hold for the second straight election cycle.

According to a report on the Twitter timeline of Marc Spears of ESPN on March 5, Temple will hold his position as one of the vice presidents on the Executive Committee of the National Basketball Players Association. This election happened at the NBPA’s annual winter meeting this week.

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Temple was one of three notable elections on the NBPA’s Board of Player Representatives. The other two included the Sacramento Kings veteran wing/forward Harrison Barnes and Portland Trail Blazers standout guard CJ McCollum.

The 28-year-old Kings forward Barnes will reportedly assume the position of Secretary-Treasurer of the NBPA’s Board of Player Representatives. And the the 29-year-old Blazers guard McCollum will assume the same position as Temple, as a vice president on the Executive Committee.

Moreover, the Bulls signed Temple to a one-year contract out of free agency last offseason. The Bulls are the ninth team that Temple has played for in his more than decade long NBA career.

Temple is enjoying a solid season under first-year Bulls head coach Billy Donovan. This team as a whole is improving greatly through the first half of the 2020-21 campaign under Donovan’s direction, holding a record of 16-18 at the All-Star Break.

So far, Temple has played in 33 of 34 games for the Bulls this season. He’s averaged 8.8 points per game, 3.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.5 blocks. And Temple has shot 42.8 percent from the field, 34.4 percent from beyond the arc, and 81.6 percent from the free-throw line.

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Temple is now serving among the NBPA’s leadership board which also includes Chris Paul as the president, Andre Iguodala as first VP, and the likes of Kyrie Irving and Jaylen Brown (among others) as fellow VP’s on the Executive Committee.