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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
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For the first two months of the NBA season, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George was in a funk. “I was in a dark moment, a low moment,” he said. “I had a bunch of ankle injuries going on. The team wasn’t meshing well. The chemistry between myself and Jeff (Teague) wasn’t where it should’ve been. … I’m the guy who has to bring it on both ends, and I wasn’t feeling like I was capable of doing it physically. So it was wearing on me.”
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Teague said Budenholzer’s voice cracked. That’s when he knew there had been a trade. The first thing Teague wanted to know was where he was headed. “I kept reading that I was going to Philly,” Teague said. “I was like he’s going to send me to Philly. Nothing wrong with Philly, great place, great organization. I was like ‘C’mon. C’mon.’ I didn’t even think this (Indiana) was happening. I thought it was Utah, Dallas or Philly. He said ‘I sent you home.’ I said ‘Indiana?’ He said ‘Yeah, I might regret this but I’m thankful for what you did and I appreciate you.’”
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Teague rejected any notion there is a rift between he and Schroder. “It’s not about me and Dennis,” Teague said. “… I don’t know why people always make it like there is bad blood. I’m not even that type of guy. I want the best for everybody. I was happy when he got his extension. I saw him work hard every day to become a better player. He deserved it. I was happy when (Kent Bazemore) got his chance and his money. I love that team over there. I love those guys over there. I never wish bad on anybody or hope they don’t do well. I hope they all play great.”
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Before the game, Turner knew what he wanted to accomplish in playing alongside Jeff Teague and Thaddeus Young, his two new teammates in the projected starting lineup. “I want to get used to playing with Jeff in the pick-and-roll,” said Turner, who missed the first two preseason games recovering from the first concussion of his career. “He’s real elusive out of it and he gets out and makes great plays. Me and Thad, we open the floor for one another. We’re interchangeable at both our positions. It really creates driving opportunities and I feel it’s a good, little dynamic punch.”
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From the outside now, what are your thoughts on what they’ve done? Vogel: Well, they’ve got some firepower. There’s no doubt about it. I think Myles Turner is a big, big key on that team. How well he develops in his second year will be a big factor in how far they go, but adding Jeff Teague and having Monta Ellis come back alongside Paul George and Thaddeus Young — they have a chance to be a great running team. Al Jefferson and Aaron Brooks off the bench give them a lot of firepower. So they’re going to be deep, they’re going to be athletic, and they’re going to be a great team.