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Rookie Dalen Terry from Arizona ended his first official practice as a Chicago Bull with a show of support from teammate Patrick Williams.

Florida State alum Williams picked out the Bulls rookie as the top competitor of the practice, highlighting Terry’s energy on his first day scrimmaging against his new teammates as he prepares for the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas next week.

The Bulls selected Terry with the 18th pick of the draft last month.

“It gave me a little bit more confidence,” Terry said. “He was here last year, he’s been through what I’ve been through. So for him to do that is definitely a nod and respect, and I appreciate him for saying that.”

Williams, the Bulls’ pick at No. 4 in 2020, provided an immediate challenge for Terry, who is relishing the chance to face off against professional players in his first days.

Bulls Summer League coach John Bryant said the two had a fair amount of friendly trash talk in their limited matchups on the first day of practice.

“He’s been in the league, so I give him his respect,” Terry said of Williams. “But I’m going to compete. I ain’t backing down now.”

Williams and Ayo Dosunmu won’t play in Las Vegas this year, but both players will train with the full Vegas roster this week to prepare for the preseason.

Bryant said the Bulls want Dosunmu and Williams to spend the remainder of the offseason focused on scrimmaging against top-caliber competition.

“That’s why they’re here this week,” Bryant said. “There’s a lot of individual development, but they need to get game reps daily against NBA and fringe NBA players. So that alone in our building, in front of our coaching staff and coach (Billy) Donovan, they’re going to improve.”

Although Terry has been enjoying the Chicago summer since he was drafted June 23, he spent most of his time working out. Bryant said he spotted Terry in the gym at least three times a day since he arrived in Chicago.

Terry wants to improve his shooting — among other things — as a rookie. He likened his growth to building up a player in the video game NBA 2K — right now, he sees his stats as 75s, with a goal of improving to 99s across the board.

“I’m good at some things, but I’m not great at nothing,” Terry said. “I’m trying to be great at everything.”

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Wendy Williams’ fans had mixed reactions to her new video promoting her forthcoming podcast.

The former daytime talk show host shared a new video to her Instagram account dedicated to her next project, “The Wendy Experience,” in which she said, “Co-hosts, I’m famous, and I’ll be back, trust me.”

The footage showed Williams sitting on what appeared to be a bed before cutting out to a graphic with the podcast’s title.

Fans immediately flooded the comments to show concern for the shock jock, 58.

“I love you Auntie but trust me we would rather see you all healed up then [sic] bringing us the messy gossip. I personally care more about you then than that❤️,” commented one follower.

“Get well 1st!!! That’s the most important thing ❤️,” wrote another.

“She’s seems different. Hope she’s ok. ????????,” commented another.

Wendy Williams sparked concern among fans after sharing a new video on Instagram.thewendyexperiencepodcast/Instag

One fan alluded to how her health has affected her appearance, writing, “Not even gonna lie I was on live and closed out then saw ya face and it scared tf outta me.”

As Page Six previously reported, the “How You Doin’?” host’s family has been worried about her for the past year since she left her show before its final season to take care of her health. Fears for her mental and physical health worsened when she falsely claimed that she recently married an NYPD officer.

Her “co-hosts” flooded the comments with requests for her to focus on her health.thewendyexperiencepodcast/Instag

“Things are really off. It’s not the same Wendy … She’s regressed like crazy and her family in Florida is very worried for her,” a source told Page Six.

Williams’ rep, William Selby, previously told us that the podcast will hopefully debut in mid-August – but admitted that Williams isn’t fully ready to get back to work.

Insiders previously expressed concern for Williams’ physical and mental health.Elder Ordonez / SplashNews.com

“She’s telling me she wants to do the podcast every day. She’s ready to [do] this thing today and I am fighting her off,” Selby said while admitting that Williams isn’t “100 percent” yet.

“Could she be better? Yes. More still needs to be done to put her in the space, where she can be represented better. I just want her legacy to be respected and intact.”

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