Jeff Teague Trade Rumors: Latest News and Speculation on Hawks PG

Mike ChiariFeatured Columnist

Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Jeff Teague has developed into a key offensive player for the Atlanta Hawks over the past few seasons, and he will remain with the team despite being shopped at the trade deadline.

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Teague Stays Put at Deadline

Thursday, Feb. 18

ESPN's Chris Broussard reported Teague was taken off the table at 2:58 p.m. ET with the Brooklyn Nets as a potential suitor.

Chris Mannix of The Vertical also reported that teams were starting to hear Teague is "off the table," adding that the Hawks had "never been all-in on moving their starting point guard." Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical added the Hawks had shut down talks with both the Utah Jazz and New York Knicks, along with several other suitors. 

Teague Reportedly Part of Potential Blockbuster Trade Talks

Monday, Jan. 15

Adam Spolane of CBS Houston reported the Hawks, the Houston Rockets and the Miami Heat are reportedly discussing a trade that would send Teague and Al Horford to the Heat, Dwight Howard to the Hawks and Goran Dragic, Hassan Whiteside and Chris Andersen to the Rockets.

Spolane added the deal "is not imminent," reporting the Hawks want the Heat to include Justise Winslow, but Miami has pushed back against including the rookie.

76ers Contacted Hawks About Teague

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported the Philadelphia 76ers have reached out to the Hawks about Teague and backup point guard Dennis Schroder, though they have not made a formal offer for either and are not expected to prior to the deadline.

Conflicting Reports Surround Knicks' Interest in Teague

Thursday, Jan. 28

Brian Geltzeiler of Hoops Critic reported that while the Hawks are fielding offers from teams, the Knicks are not one of them.

On Wednesday, Ian Begley of reported that the Knicks have expressed interest in acquiring the 27-year-old point guard.

Per Begley, trading for Teague likely wouldn't be easy from New York's perspective since it doesn't have much of value that it can realistically offer the Hawks.

Acquiring Teague could also prevent the Knicks from being players in free agency this coming offseason because of his $8 million salary-cap hit, according to Begley.

Teague Valuable Despite Struggles

After Teague made the All-Star team last season, his numbers are down to the tune of 15.1 points and 5.5 assists per game. He is also shooting just 43.2 percent from the field, which is the worst he's shot since his rookie year in 2009-10.

The Hawks may already have an ideal in-house replacement with third-year man Schroder, who is putting up 10.7 points and 4.5 assists per game.

Teague averaged 15.9 points and seven assists per game last season, making him an incredibly versatile asset for most teams.


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