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Jeff Teague
Jeff Teague
Position: G
Born: 06/10/88
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Salary: $8,000,000
Kennedy: Did you know the trade was coming or did it catch you off guard? What was that process like? Teague: “Me and the Hawks talked a bit and we agreed to be open with each other and try to help each other facilitate a nice deal. So I knew it was coming [eventually], but I didn’t know when. When I got the news, Coach Bud let me know that he would be trading me home. It was bittersweet, but I’m excited about a new start and a new opportunity.”
“I’ve always wanted to play for the Pacers, and thought they were going to pick me 13th when I came out in the draft. But they picked Tyler Hansbrough instead,” Teague told The Vertical. “To get to play with Paul, he has a dynamic about him that I’ve never played with in the NBA. I haven’t played with someone as dominant as him. I played with Joe Johnson a short time, but Paul’s ability to score the ball and make plays for other players is unlike anything I’ve ever been around.”
“I knew that it was coming to an end,” Teague, 28, told The Vertical. “I could feel it. I knew they were going into a different direction and could tell it wasn’t with me. But I accepted it.” Eventually, Teague’s minutes started to shrink as Schroder, the young, explosive point guard started to earn a greater role. “I would say that it made the year harder,” Teague said. “I felt like we could’ve played more together, that we could’ve been a really dynamic two guys who could shoot and penetrate and do it all. But it became a tug-of-war based on who was playing better.
Kennedy: What are your expectations for next season? I’ve seen some people say that Indiana is one of the winners of the offseason and fans are hoping the team can go deep into the playoffs again. Entering the season, what are your expectations? Teague: “Well, definitely being in the playoffs. I haven’t missed them in any year yet, so I expect to be in the playoffs. Once we get around each other and all of the guys start to jell, we’ll know [more]. But on paper, this team has a chance to be really, really good. If we can bring it all together, jell and be one big unit like we need to be, it could be a really special year for Indiana.”