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Jeff Teague | Guard | #44

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 186
College: Wake Forest
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (19) / ATL
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Jeff Teague reiterated that he's open to an extension with the Pacers.
"I would love to be here, I'm from here, I've always wanted to play for the Pacers," he said. Teague later added that he'd "love to spend the rest of my career here," and we're inclined to take him at his word given his connection to the community. The point guard did say that he's still currently limited in what can do due to a torn patella tendon, and he did not provide a timeline for when he may be able to go without restrictions. Jul 11 - 1:12 PM

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Jeff Teague is excited to have a fresh start with his hometown Pacers.

"Man, it's really good to be home," Teague said. "I'm very excited." The point guard believes the upcoming season can "definitely" be a career year for him, and he's salivating at the chance to be a facilitator. "I can’t wait to facilitate and make plays for an All-Star like Paul George and proven veterans like Thaddeus Young and Monta Ellis. Those guys can score the ball, which always makes the point guard’s job a lot easier." Teague added that he's worked on his strength, continued to hone his shooting and wants to step up as a leader. As an aside, Teague revealed that he and the Hawks worked together to find a suitable trade partner capable of providing a new start.

The Pacers traded for Jeff Teague with the intention of signing him to a long-term contract extension, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

It makes plenty of sense with Teague entering the final year of his current deal. It's unclear when negotiations may take place or what Teague could command, but Woj reports that Teague was "eager" to be moved and is "thrilled" to land with the Pacers. The veteran PG should receive the bulk of the playing time at his position, but his fantasy appeal isn't as attractive on the surface as it was during his Atlanta tenure.
Jun 27 - 9:19 AM

The Hawks are sending guard Jeff Teague to the Pacers as part of a three-way deal.

Here we go. The Hawks are getting back Utah's No. 12 pick and George Hill is headed to Utah. The Pacers now get a guard who is more capable on the ball. Teague's role should be diminished next to Paul George, so his overall output won't be as attractive.
Jun 22 - 2:22 PM

Hawks GM Wes Wilcox hinted that he will try to move up in the NBA Draft.

The Hawks have three selections in Nos. 21, 44 and No. 54, but they could also include Jeff Teague in a package in order to move up even higher. "It’s always important to have multiple picks because it gives you the opportunity to explore trades that may take you higher in the draft," Wilcox said. "So, yes, it certainly provides some flexibility that we will explore on draft night." Due to the position battle at point guard, a trade would likely benefit both Teague and Dennis Schroder in fantasy.
Jun 20 - 9:39 AM

Jeff Teague revealed that he played the entire 2015-16 season with a partially torn patellar tendon in his knee.

While Teague did not require surgery after the season, he's currently resting his knee in order to prepare for 2016-17. Teague has since deleted his Instagram post, but said he "could barely jump or stop" last season. The 27-year-old could be moved as he is in the last year of his deal with the Hawks, which would provide a huge boost to Dennis Schroder's fantasy value.
Source: ESPN
Jun 9 - 12:23 PM

The 76ers and Hawks are reportedly discussing a potential deal involving Nerlens Noel and Jeff Teague.

Oh my. The 76ers clearly need to do something with the logjam in their frontcourt, and apparently they'd prefer to stick with Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid over Noel. There are sure to be more pieces involved in this deal should it come to fruition, but Teague would see a nice uptick in value as one of the main guys in Philly, as would Okafor. This would also likely install Dennis Schroder as the new starting point guard in Atlanta, which would obviously give him a substantial boost in fantasy value. Al Horford is going to be an unrestricted free agent, and Atlanta dealing for Noel could imply that Horford is on his way out.

Jeff Teague is planning to use the offseason in order to get his knees and ankles healthy.

It's not clear exactly what Teague is dealing with, but the point guard said that it was more than just normal wear and tear and does not expect to require surgery. With the Hawks facing a lot of uncertainty in multiple areas of the roster, Teague's fantasy outlook will be dependent upon what Atlanta does or doesn't do this offseason. It's not a lock that Teague will remain with the Hawks, either.
May 9 - 12:54 PM

Jeff Teague scored just five points on 2-of-5 shooting during Sunday's Game 4 loss to the Cavs, adding two boards, two assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and three turnovers in 22 minutes.

Teague connected on just 34.1 percent of his shot attempts through Atlanta’s second-round series, to go with averages of 11.5 points, 6.5 assists, 1.0 triple and 1.5 turnovers per contest. A timeshare with Dennis Schroder hurt Teague during the 2015-16 season, as he only managed to get on the court for 28.6 minutes a night, and if Schroder isn’t dealt during the offseason it’ll be tough for Teague to establish himself as much more than a mid-round guy next year.
May 8 - 6:41 PM

Jeff Teague will not be suspended for his flagrant 1 foul on LeBron James from Friday.

This is a similar scenario to the Isaiah Thomas foul with both players not getting suspended in a game their teams need to have. Teague will be ready to go and is coming off a nice stat line of 19 points and 14 assists. Expect him to get minutes in the low 30s to avoid a sweep.
May 7 - 4:21 PM

Jeff Teague handed out a playoff career-high 14 assists against the Cavs on Friday, adding 19 points, one rebound, one turnover and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

When the game was decided, Teague gave LeBron James an unnecessary shove and the league could be looking at this. His lone turnover was a costly one in the last minute of the game, so it wasn't a great finish. Teague is turning in a decent postseason, averaging 15.1 points, 2.0 boards, 5.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.8 treys in his previous eight games. He should have big minutes in Game 4, but there's always going to be risk in case Dennis Schroder takes minutes from him.
May 6 - 9:54 PM

Jeff Teague finished Wednesday's ugly defeat with 14 points (3-of-10 FGs, 8-of-9 FTs), six assists and three rebounds in 23 minutes of action.

Nearly 19 percent of Teague's offensive plays this postseason have come in isolation, higher than ball-dominant point guards like Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving, which probably isn't how coach Mike Budenholzer drew it up. Teague is in the 27th percentile in isolation, averaging a mere 0.75 points per possession, and he'll need to keep the ball moving for Atlanta to rally for a much-needed Game 3 victory.
May 4 - 10:42 PM

Jeff Teague scored eight points in 22 minutes against the Cavs on Monday, adding two rebounds and four assists.

He lost some run to Dennis Schroder because the German point guard shot the ball well in the first three quarters. Teague should get minutes in the upper 20s his next time out, assuming Schroder doesn't get hot again.
May 2 - 10:08 PM

Jeff Teague tweaked his left ankle in the first quarter on Thursday and did return, finishing with 11 points, one rebound, five assists and four turnovers in 25 minutes.

He couldn't really shake his left ankle issue and had to go to the locker room a couple times. Teague will have a few days off before he gets Kyrie Irving on Monday, but he might not need it anyway because it looks minor. The former All-Star will be one of the most important players in the entire second round.
Apr 28 - 10:57 PM

Jeff Teague (left ankle) went to the locker room to be re-taped and has returned

This is the same left ankle that caused him problems for most of the season. He played for a few minutes, went to the bench, came back out to play, and went to the locker room after all that. Teague has suffered a couple minor tweaks before and usually goes to the locker room right away, so this one is very minor. He'll be back on the court soon.
Apr 28 - 8:34 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jeff Teague
2Aaron Brooks
3Joseph Young
4Julyan Stone
SG1Monta Ellis
2Rodney Stuckey
SF1Paul George
2C.J. Miles
3Glenn Robinson III
4Jeremy Evans
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Lavoy Allen
3Georges Niang
4Rakeem Christmas
C1Myles Turner
2Al Jefferson