Chris Mannix believes Horford would be a perfect fit with the Celtics, but the price tag might be standing in the way. “From everything I’ve been told in the last two or three days, Atlanta’s requests for both Al Horford and Jeff Teague have been borderline ridiculous,” explained Mannix. “The kind of things teams like Boston, or Milwaukee, or Denver simply won’t deal for the players they want.
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The Hawks are not actively trying to trade Teague, according to people familiar with the situation. However, it’s the trade deadline and they will listen to any and all offers. Teague is one of the big names being mentioned for several reasons. But Atlanta’s point guard does not want anything to do with a question about his recent solid play for fear it would insinuate it had something to do with trade rumors he simply can’t escape.