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John Wernz: Any scenario for Wolves to go after Kemba now that Teague can be traded? #Wolves Darren Wolfson‏: Charlotte doesn’t want to take on Teague’s contract. If they move Walker, they are looking for a ton. Doesn’t sound like much is churning on the #Twolves trade front. Maybe things change closer to Feb. 8. #AllEyesNorth

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The Sixers had been in discussions with the Atlanta Hawks to acquire veteran point guard Jeff Teague in a multiplayer deal. The teams stopped negotiating, and the Hawks ended up sending Teague to the Indiana Pacers in a three-team trade that included the Utah Jazz. Indiana point guard George Hill will go to the Jazz, and the Hawks will receive Utah's first-round pick, No. 12 overall.
Teague to the Indiana Pacers as part of a three-way deal with the Utah Jazz, league sources told The Vertical. Indiana will send guard George Hill to the Jazz, who are moving the No. 12 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft to Atlanta, league sources said. For salary-cap purposes, the deal won’t be official until July.
There is also the looming likelihood that the Hawks will trade one of their point guards, which means Jeff Teague could also be moved on draft night. The Hawks could package Teague, their first-round pick and future second-rounders to move up for a player who figures to be gone by No. 21. Teague is in the final year of his contract at a very cap-friendly $8 million. He posted on social media last week, one of which was later deleted, that indicated he was not happy with the Hawks and that he played at least part of last season with a partially torn patella tendon.
Timing, however, is crucial in determining whether or not a kicker actually kicks. When a player is traded with a bonus, the additional salary is averaged out over his contract, excluding any player or team option years. For instance, Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague is due $800,000 if he’s traded. Dealt before July, Teague’s salary would actually jump to $8.4 million for both the completed 2015-16 season and the 2016-17 campaign.
A source has confirmed that the Sixers have had multi-player trade talks with the Atlanta Hawks. Yahoo Sports reported that the teams are discussing a deal centered around packages that include the Sixers center Nerlens Noel and Hawks point guard Jeff Teague. Noel will enter the final year of his rookie deal next season. Meanwhile, Teague will become a free agent following the 2016-17 season.
Atlanta and Philadelphia are discussing a possible trade centered on Hawks guard Jeff Teague and 76ers center Nerlens Noel, league sources told The Vertical. The sides have discussed the deal recently, but an agreement isn’t imminent, sources said.
For Philadelphia, there has been strong interest over the past year in acquiring a high-end starting point guard. The 76ers have the No. 1 overall pick in the June 23 NBA draft and will likely select Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram, but have a glut of talent in the frontcourt, including Noel, Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid and potentially Dario Saric.
Eligible for a rookie extension this summer, Schroder will be a restricted free agent next summer, giving Atlanta the ability to control the free-agency process. Teague, 27, has shown the ability to run the team, but his future is unclear. Teague is still in his prime but is entering the last year of a $32 million contract he signed in 2013. With Teague’s salary ($8 million in 2016-17) likely to double in 2017-18 and Schroder commanding starter money, the situation needs to be addressed sooner rather than later.
There are officials from other teams in the league that believe the Hawks can’t go into next season with the same setup of Teague starting and Schroder coming off the bench. However, it does remain an option. Hawks president of basketball operations and head coach Mike Budenholzer and general manager Wes Wilcox will likely have many conversations in the next few months on the issue.
Ohm Youngmisuk: Dennis Schroder made it no secret that he wants to be a starting point guard in the future. Hawks may have a decision to make on what direction they want to go with Jeff Teague or Schroder. Schroder finished Game 4 while Teague sat entire fourth. Teague could be attractive on trade market with one year left on deal worth $8 million.
Teague, who will turn 28 this summer, has one year left on his contract at an appetizing $8 million. Certainly, there are plenty of teams that can use a point guard. Brooklyn is one point guard-needy team and its new coach happens to be Hawks’ assistant Kenny Atkinson, who helped develop Teague and struck a close relationship with the point guard. Hawks players believe management doesn’t need to make a ton of moves and that Mike Budenholzer’s spread-the-wealth system can win the East.
It’s also worth noting that the Knicks showed interest in trading for Jeff Teague prior to the 2016 trade deadline; there was some internal chatter last month about trying to revisit that this summer, league sources say.
Teague, though, was another matter, the Hawks' current front office seemingly more comfortable with the guy they picked, Dennis Schroeder, going forward. An All-Star just a year ago, with a very reasonable contract (one year left at $8 million) going forward, Teague was the player that should have brought back something or someone of value for Atlanta. But the Bucks -- who signed Teague to the $32 million offer sheet in 2013 that the Hawks matched -- weren't interested in moving Khris Middleton to Atlanta for Teague, per league sources. Atlanta, though, still figures to be a player in free agency this summer.
Maybe they'd have a better shot at a postseason berth if Phil Jackson & Co. upgraded the roster prior to Thursday's deadline. The Knicks expressed interest in guards Jeff Teague, Ricky Rubio and Kevin Martin but didn’t execute a deal. Jackson said last week that he didn’t have a strong cadre of assets to use in potential trades, so it’s not a huge surprise that the Knicks couldn’t strike a deal for an impact player.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Atlanta's expressing its intentions to rivals that Hawks plan to keep team intact at deadline, holding onto Horford and key guards.
Bob Cooney: One source told me Sixers have interest in Atlanta guards, but no offer. Another source says they have made a solid offer. Stay tuned.
Not coincidentally, the Bucks have been linked in trade chatter with both the Pelicans and Hawks. It’s no secret the Bucks’ front office has an affinity for Teague. In fact, the Bucks gave Teague an offer sheet a couple of years ago when he was a restricted free agent and many in the Teague camp thought he was Milwaukee bound, until the Hawks matched the four-year, $32 million offer at the last minute.
Chris Mannix: According to a couple of executives, Atlanta is not really serious about trading Teague or Horford. They're just looking for one of those Godfather-type of deals.
Members of the New York Knicks' front office ran into a fundamental problem when they reached out to the Atlanta Hawks to gauge the club’s interest in trading Jeff Teague last month. “They just didn’t have the pieces to make it happen,” one league source familiar with the dynamic said. That won’t stop the Knicks from trying. New York still hopes to pry Teague from Atlanta at some point before Thursday’s trade deadline, according to a report by ESPN’s Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst.
The Knicks, who also strongly covet Teague in their search for a frontline point guard, are trying their best to get a team interested in Jose Calderon and the $7.7 million owed to the Spaniard next season. Sources say New York is talking up Calderon's leadership qualities and, in some cases, offering to include big man Kyle O’Quinn to sweeten proposals.
The Hawks are once again in the postseason mix, sitting fourth in the East at the break. So why break up a team that is riding a wave of success -- and one that, with former Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer, has become the latest to embrace and attempt to emulate the San Antonio way? Multiple executives with teams around the league confirmed to CBS Sports that the Hawks have, in fact, been calling teams to assess interest in All-Stars Al Horford and Jeff Teague.
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.
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.
The Magic have been linked to Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague. The word around the situation is the Magic have at least explored the idea of a Jeff Teague for Victor Oladipo swap. However, sources close to the Hawks said the team was still weighing options and conversations with Orlando are still taking place, as the Hawks are likely taking their decision on whether to deal all the way to the deadline.
The 76ers have contacted the Atlanta Hawks about their desire to trade point guard Jeff Teague or backup Dennis Schroder, a league source said. The source said the Sixers have not made a trade offer for either of the two. Mutliple league sources said they don't expect the Sixers to make a serious push for one of the point guards before the Feb. 18 trade deadline.
Atlanta reportedly has had trade discussions with Teague’s hometown Indiana Pacers. The Pacers would consider giving Atlanta point guard George Hill, according to reports. The Orlando Magic, for shooting guard Victor Oladipo, could be another destination for Teague, according to reports. A league source believes the Utah Jazz would be solid place for Teague. However, the source believes the Jazz would have to give up Rodney Hood to make the deal work. He doesn't think Utah is prepared to part ways with the 6-foot-8 shooting guard.
The Hawks have been gauging the market for point guard Teague, who has started 345 games for Atlanta over the past four and a half seasons. Sources say the Indiana Pacers have made inquiries and have dangled guard George Hill as a possible swap. The Magic are also potential suitors for Teague, sources confirmed.
Last month, members of the Knicks' front office made inquiries with the Atlanta Hawks about point guards Jeff Teague and Dennis Schroder, according to league sources familiar with the dialogue. The talks with Atlanta did not progress at the time due to New York's lack of assets, sources say.
It's real. Multiple league sources say that the Utah Jazz are indeed considering trading for Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague before February's trade deadline. While no formal contact has been made between the two sides, the Hawks primary decision maker Mike Budenholzer has a good relationship with both Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey and head coach Quin Snyder from their time together with the Spurs.
The Hawks need to make a decision at point guard, as coach Mike Budenholzer has been splitting time between Dennis Schroder and Jeff Teague. Teague is averaging 6.7 minutes in the fourth quarter, while Schroder is averaging 5.7. Teague’s overall numbers are better, but it seems the Hawks may be shopping him, feeling Schroder has a higher upside. Teague is a free agent after next season and his salary is modest ($8 million per season), making him an attractive player to trade.
The Celtics have inquired about Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague and power forward Al Horford, CSNNE’s Chris Mannix said on the network’s broadcast of Friday’s game against the Orlando Magic. “Atlanta, I’ve been told, is ready to turn the page, to give the team to Dennis Schroeder, their young point guard, who is ready to step up and be a starter,” Mannix said. “Teague is available because Teague has some value. He has another year left on his contract, about $8 million per year, and teams across the league are looking to get him.”
“I’ve heard that Boston’s inquired about several players with Atlanta, Teague and Al Horford,” Mannix added. “Teague might seem like a weird fit with this team because they already have point guards, but he is an asset, He’s someone the Celtics could be interested in. “Horford, a little more difficult. It would be a gamble going after Al Horford because Al Horford is in the last year of his deal and he’s going to command a salary north of $20 million next year. But as we know and as I just said, (president of basketball operations) Danny Ainge is a gambling GM. He could make a move like that, too.”
There are two schools of thought from league sources, the first being if the Hawks opt to move Teague then they may try and force Splitter into the deal. Moving off both Teague and Splitter, along with a free agent departure of Horford, could get the Hawks to over $49.2 million in usable summer-of-2016 cap space.
One source claimed there was “nothing to report at this stage” of the discussions between the Knicks and Hawks. “It makes sense for the Knicks, but what do they have to offer?” one opposing executive said. “Teague is a good player under control for a low figure [$8 million] next year and then he’ll enter the richest free-agency period ever.”
Adrian Wojnarowski said on The Vertical Podcast that the Atlanta Hawks could "push the reset button" and All-Stars like Jeff Teague and Al Horford could be available closer to the trade deadline. With the Boston Celtics reportedly looking to make moves consolidating assets for an impact player, Horford seems like a player they could pursue.
"Danny Ainge is out on the hunt for a star, and trying to figure out what that means -- what a star is. One team that I think is really at a crossroads talking to teams is the Atlanta Hawks," Wojnarowski said, adding that the Hawks have tried to gauge the value of Teague. "Al Horford is a free agent this summer. They're not sure he's going to stay, whether they're going to keep him. There's a chance this Atlanta team pushes the reset button here at some point."
Ian Begley: Knicks have limited assets, may have to get creative to land Teague. Yahoo! earlier reported ATL was listening to offers on the PG (2/2)
Zach Lowe: Utah is one of their potential partners, as I wrote yesterday in Jazz column: http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14647616/the-jazz-hope-enough-money-their-rebuilding-plan-work …
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