HoopsHype Jeff Teague rumors


February 18, 2014 Updates

The Knicks have had talks with Atlanta regarding Jeff Teague, who is available, sources say. The Hawks have been trying to improve their small forward position, but the Knicks can’t help them there. The downside to Teague is that he’s got three years left on a $32 million deal and that would cut into the Knicks’ future cap space. New York Daily News

February 17, 2014 Updates

Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague has emerged as an appealing trade target for the New York Knicks, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com. Sources told ESPN.com that the Knicks, leading into Thursday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline, are calling all over the league in an attempt to upgrade at point guard. ESPN.com

Teague's name has surfaced as a prime target given the Knicks' increasing fears that their longstanding top choice -- Toronto's Kyle Lowry -- will not be made available before the deadline, according to sources. The Knicks have been chasing Lowry all season, as ESPN.com first reported in November. But sources indicate that Lowry and his advisers expect to finish the season in Toronto with the playoff-bound Raptors before he becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1. ESPN.com

One scenario to keep an eye on here, though, is the possibilty of a three-team deal also involving the Hawks and point guard Jeff Teague. Atlanta has all of its first-round picks in the next four drafts and could conceivably send one to Toronto to satisfy the Raptors' demand for a future draft pick. League sources say a scenario in which Teague ends up in Toronto, Shumpert goes to Atlanta and Lowry winds up in New York has been discussed. Another scenario could have Teague ending up in New York. The conversations are believed to be preliminary and have not reached an advanced stage. ESPN.com

February 11, 2014 Updates

Danny Ferry, true to Spurs form, is radio silent, and Lou Williams’s decline has robbed him of a once intriguing piece. This is a solid roster filled with talented players on movable contracts, but that can cut both ways. The Hawks might be happy landing the no. 3 spot in a turd conference, staying lean, and keeping the war chest intact for whatever comes down the line. But they could also act if a talent they like becomes available, and sources around the NBA continue to insist Ferry is not in love with Jeff Teague’s four-year, $32 million deal. Don’t sleep on the Hawks. Grantland

January 30, 2014 Updates

Jeff Teague is day-to-day with the left ankle sprain that cost him the past two games. The Hawks’ starting point guard will travel with the team to Philadelphia for Friday night’s game against the 76ers. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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November 8, 2013 Updates

Budenholzer said he would resist the temptation of increasing the minutes of starter Jeff Teague. “No, at least I hope not,” Budenholzer said of increased minutes for Teague. “He’s been playing pretty big minutes. Could he play a couple more? Sure. I don’t want to play Jeff the whole game. I think we’ve been keeping him around 32 to 36 (minutes). That will kind of be the plan again. When you get in the heat of the moment you may adjust a little bit. We feel good about Shelvin and feel good about our group. I don’t think I want to run Jeff into the ground this early in the season.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

November 6, 2013 Updates

Hawks general manager Danny Ferry was troubled after point guard Jeff Teague was injured tripping over a baseline attendant during the first quarter of Tuesday’s game. Teague suffered a left ankle sprain and briefly left for the locker room to be re-taped. He returned in the second quarter. Ferry was visibly upset after the incident and followed Teague into the locker room. “The courts can be obstacle courses because of the cameramen and team staff parked around its perimeter,” Ferry said. “It’s not safe. The league should address the issue more and I am hopeful they will in the near future. Until then teams need to do a better job enforcing the current standards. Player safety always has to be a huge priority.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 16, 2013 Updates

“I’m excited about coach Bud,” Teague told RealGM. “We’re developing a relationship right now. He’s a really good guy, and a lot of people have been telling me he’s a great coach. I’m excited to work with him. “We’re going in the right direction. We’ve got a lot of talented guys on the roster, a lot of good character guys willing to work. Now we’re becoming a better team." RealGM

Teague said he is happy to remain a Hawk. He showed up at the team’s Las Vegas Summer League game Monday night and there were hugs all around – from Ferry, teammates John Jenkins and Mike Scott, coaches and support personnel. “It’s a process,” Teague said. “I understood that going into it. I was a restricted free agent and I knew that all along. I was happy either way. I’m glad to be back in Atlanta. It’s been home for four years. It’s time to get back to work. “There is no bad blood. We are all professionals.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Teague said he was encouraged by the faith the Hawks showed in him by matching the offer sheet. “You have to move forward,” Teague said. “It’s a business. I’m excited to be in Atlanta. I’m ready to work. They want to push me to get better and I’m excited for that. I love John. I love Mike. I’m excited. I saw them today it was all love. I’m excited to be here. “I know they are building a winning culture and I’m excited to be a part of it. I’ve got a good four years to be here and help this team get to a place we haven’t been, the Eastern Conference finals (and beyond).” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 15, 2013 Updates

There are probably better places to take an important phone call. When Jeff Teague’s phone rang Saturday – while on a Harry Potter themed amusement park ride in Orlando – he answered. Hawks general manager Danny Ferry was calling with news that the team intended to match the four-year, $32 million offer sheet from the Bucks. Teague would remain in Atlanta. “He said they were going to match the offer and we’re glad to have you back,” Teague told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I held on a little bit, got off the ride and we started talking a little bit more.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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