NBA Free Agency 2013: Jeff Teague Signs Four-Year Offer Sheet With Bucks
Jan 16, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague (0) takes the ball down the court in the second half against the Brooklyn Nets at Philips Arena. The Hawks won 109-95. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
The Milwaukee Bucks had their eyes set on free agent guard Jeff Teague who played for the Atlanta Hawks last season. They got their man according to Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports.
Atlanta Hawks restricted free-agent guard Jeff Teague has signed a four-year, $32 million offer sheet with the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The Hawks have three days to match the offer sheet or Teague will rejoin his old Hawks coach, Larry Drew, in Milwaukee.
The Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks had spent days discussing possible sign-and-trades scenarios that consisted around Teague and Monta Ellis or possibly Brandon Jennings.
According to NBC Sports, this could possibly be the end of Brandon Jennings in Milwaukee.
This seems to spell the end of Jennings with the Bucks (unless the Hawks match the offer to Teague). Jennings had been a restricted free agent who reportedly wanted $12 million a year for four years from the Bucks, who balked at a smaller offer. The Bucks still have the rights to Jennings and could match an offer, if one comes in, but it’s not likely if they get Teague.
Between the two, Brandon Jennings is the more athletic and explosive of the two but he has not use that to his advantage in previous seasons. Teague is not a great defender, but you can see that he does try when he is on the floor. Jennings just seems happy with the way he plays, taking bad shots when not using his ability to the best he can.
I feel that the signing of Teague would help the Bucks. He is a good player and does things right and as stated, he works hard and knows there is always room for improvement.