Atlanta Hawks Trade Star Point Guard Jeff Teague As Part Of 3-Way Deal
Jeff Teague is leaving the ‘ATL’ for Indy.
The Atlanta Hawks sent Teague to the Indiana Pacers Wednesday as part of a three-team trade that includes the Utah Jazz as well.
Atlanta loses Teague, but gets the No. 12 overall pick in tomorrow’s NBA Draft from the Jazz. Utah gets George Hill from Indiana for the pick to complete the deal, according to The Vertical, which first reported the transaction.
JEFF TEAGUE HIGHLIGHTS
Teague, 27 and the focal point of the trade, averaged 15.7 points and 5.9 assists for the Hawks in 2015-2016. Hill, 30 and also a point guard, averaged 12.1 points and 3.4 assists for the Pacers this season.
It appears that both Atlanta and Indiana will emerge the victors from the deal, but the draft and subsequent 2016-2017 season will be more telling.
It was reported in recent weeks that Teague wanted out of Atlanta, selling his home and removing all remnants of Hawks allegiances from his social media pages.
With Teague moved on, German phenom Dennis Schroder will have an opportunity to step into the starting point guard role for Atlanta right away. Schroder averaged 11.1 points and 4.4 assists.
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With Teague joining Paul George in Indiana, the Pacers immediately strengthen their chances of making a deep run in the Eastern Conference next season.
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