Teague has been traded to the Pacers in a three-team deal, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports. Teague is part of a three-team deal, which has George Hill going to the Jazz, while the Hawks are receiving pick no. 12 from the Jazz during Thursday's upcoming NBA Draft. With Dennis Schroder showing the Hawks he was capable of taking the reigns, Teague became expendable and will open $8 million in cap space by moving to the Pacers. Teague should move into the starting lineup right from the start and will be an instant upgrade over George Hill at point guard. Teague was hampered by a patellar tendon injury in his knee last season, so look for him to come out strong for his new team after a full summer off for recovery.
Teague said he played all of the 2015-16 season with a tear in his patella. Teague claims that he was hampered all season, and he pulled it off without hurting his stock. He somehow still averaged 15.7 points, 6.0 assists, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.2 steals in 29 minutes per game, which are all very similar numbers to his 2014-15 season averages. The point guard also mentioned that he's had the injury taken care of since the end of the season.
Teague will not face further discipline from the NBA for his flagrant 1 foul on LeBron James during Friday's Game 3 loss to Cleveland, Chris Haynes of the Plain Dealer reports. The NBA reviewed the play and has decided to uphold the flagrant 1 call, but Teague will not face a fine or a suspension. Expect to see the point guard in the starting lineup Sunday as the Hawks look to avoid being swept off their home court by the Cavs for the second straight year.
Teague scored 19 points (7-17 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT) while adding 14 assists and a rebound in 36 minutes during Friday's loss to the Cavaliers in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semi-final. He's put together a fairly strong postseason, averaging 15.6 points, 6.7 assists and 0.9 threes through nine games, but despite Teague's best efforts Friday the Hawks will now head into Sunday's Game 4 just hoping to avoid being swept on their home court.
Teague tallied 14 points (3-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 8-9 FT), six assists, and three rebounds across 23 minutes in Wednesday's 123-98 loss in Game 2 of the series. After ceding minutes to the hot-shooting Dennis Schroder in the Hawks' Game 1 loss, Teague saw less than 30 minutes for the fourth straight postseason contest, but it certainly wasn't the point guard's own doing this time. While Teague didn't help matters by shooting only 3-for-10 from the floor, the Hawks could do absolutely nothing to counter the Cavs' historic proficiency from three-point range, as the opponents hit an astonishing 18 three-pointers in the first half to go into the break with a 74-38 lead. That huge advantage prompted coach Mike Budenholzer to concede defeat and rest Teague and his other starters for much of the second half. The Hawks should be more competitive as the series shifts to Atlanta for Friday's Game 3, but Teague will probably need to step up his game in a big way if his team is to claim a win in the second round.
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