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Jeff Teague will likely return to the Hawks lineup Monday after missing the past two games with a left ankle sprain. Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said a definite decision on the status of the starting point will be made closer to game time but all indications are he will play against the Bucks. “He went through shootaround and we expect him to play but we’ll probably re-evaluate him just to make sure before the game,” Budenholzer said. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

March 28, 2015 Updates

Jeff Teague will miss a second straight game due to a sprained left ankle as he has been ruled out of the Hawks game against the Hornets Saturday. Teague suffered the injury in Wednesday’s win over the Magic. The returned to the game and scored nine of his 16 points in a decisive fourth-quarter run. He was inactive for Friday’s win over the Heat. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

March 27, 2015 Updates

Jeff Teague has been ruled out for tonight’s game against the Heat with due to a tender ankle. Hawks coach Mike Budenholder did not say whether Teague would miss additional time. Dennis Schroder will join the rest of the Hawks regular starters in place of Teague. “Jeff is tender and will not play tonight,” Budenholzer said. “He is not able to go. We will just wait and see how it goes and err on the side of caution. We’ll see how he does today.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

March 10, 2015 Updates

Shortly after sharpshooter Kyle Korver joined the Hawks 2½ years ago, he told Teague how he liked to receive passes when racing around pin-down screens. “He’d never been taught stuff like that,” Korver recalls. “It wasn’t his fault. It was how he’d been programmed.” Rather, it was how he’d been re-programmed. When Shawn watched the Hawks, he cringed, wondering where the kid from The SportZone had gone. “He hated how we played,” Teague says of his father. “He wasn’t even a Hawks fan. He was a Spurs fan.” Sports Illustrated

Budenholzer installed his version of the read-and-react offense, with hints of Popovich and Mike D’Antoni. “We’ve basically got two plays—strong and weak,” Teague explains. “That gets us into positions, but from there, we all have to make split-second decisions on what we do out of it: maybe a high pick-and-roll, or a dribble handoff, or Kyle coming around a screen. We look at the defense and just do what feels right. Other teams will call out, ‘Thumb four!’ and we know exactly what they’re going to do. No one knows what we’re going to do because we don’t even know ourselves. It’s like controlled pickup.” Sports Illustrated

March 4, 2015 Updates

“It was chippy and that was what really got us going,” DeMarre Carroll said. “If they were quiet and just did what they did, they wouldn’t have woke up Jeff Teague, they wouldn’t have woke up myself, they wouldn’t have woke up Paul (Millsap). I think that’s when it got chippy and Josh Smith was doing all this.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

February 23, 2015 Updates

What’s interesting is that while most teams experience lower efficiency rates with increased attempts, Atlanta has actually become a more efficient driving team this season — improving their 41.9 percent drive conversion rate (25th ranked in 2013–14) to a 46.1 percent clip (14th ranked in 2014–15). This can best be explained by Dennis Schroder’s emergence as one of the league’s most prolific drivers. Schroder is the only player in the league who plays less than 20 minutes per game yet still has attempted more than 350 drives for the season. He also converts his drives (48.8 percent) at a higher rate than All-Stars Kyrie Irving, Jeff Teague and Russell Westbrook. Medium

February 7, 2015 Updates

This game was a thing of beauty, indeed. "I'm enjoying every minute of it," said Jeff Teague, who scored 23 points to lead seven Atlanta players in double figures. "We're so unselfish. We don't care about glory or accolades. It's just a joy to play on a team like that." Atlanta, a perennially middle-of-the-road (or worse) franchise, has suddenly become the talk of the NBA. The Hawks are coming off a 19-game winning streak and have the league's best record (42-9) — without anyone averaging close to 20 points. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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