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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
Contract: view contract details
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Larry Bird said that Jeff's Teague knee has been fine so far.
"In the workouts, he looks fine," Bird said. "He’s been playing for the last week or two, and that’s encouraging. When you start two-a-days, things can change, but [by] all indications, he looks pretty good." With the Pacers expected to get out and run this season, Teague will have to get his legs under him pretty quickly with the season just a little over a month away. Teague is playing for a new deal and the 28-year-old PG will be a nice mid-round pick despite lining up next to two ball-dominant guys in Paul George and Monta Ellis. Sep 25 - 9:45 AM

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Larry Bird expects Jeff Teague to get to the free throw line more often.

Teague averaged just 3.9 FTA per game last season, and that number actually helped to raise his career average to three attempts per contest. Obviously, it's an area Bird wants to see improved. "We’ve got to get the ball in his hands to let him make plays for the other guys," Larry Legend said. As for acclimating to his new teammates, Teague said he's learning their tendencies and hopes to continue that process through training camp. For what it's worth, Teague is intrigued with what Thad Young—who he said reminded him of Paul Millsap—can bring to the table.
Sep 24 - 4:51 PM

Larry Bird confirmed that he intends to attempt to sign Jeff Teague to a long-term contract.

At the time Teague was traded to the Pacers, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported that Indiana intended to sign the point guard to a long-term deal. Now, Bird has confirmed that course of action. "This contract stuff will take care of itself," Bird said. "We’ll like to have both of them [Teague and Paul George] back, but you never know what happens." It's possible the two sides work out a new deal during the season, but it's still too early in the process to project a possible outcome.
Sep 24 - 3:13 PM

Jeff Teague said that he's been playing in a five-on-five setting for the past two weeks and that his knee is fully healthy after resting it for most of the offseason.

Teague revealed in June that he played a majority of the 2015-16 season with a partially torn patellar tendon, but it sounds like he'll be coming into training camp with a clean bill of health. Teague will likely need to adjust his game a bit this season as he figures out how to play alongside Paul George and Monta Ellis, and while he won't have the ball in his hands quite as often, he could up his efficiency given his proficiency on his catch-and-shoot attempts (72.7 EFG). Target him towards the middle rounds.
Sep 21 - 11:38 AM

Jeff Teague had his first day on the court with Paul George on Wednesday.

Teague sounds excited to join forces with Paul George and talked about how he can see a difference with him on the court. The former Hawk was truly awesome as a catch-and-shoot guy last year, turning in a 72.7 effective field goal percentage on his catch-and-shoot attempts. That's important to note because he'll likely play off the ball more. Despite a likely decrease in assists, Teague should still be a fine mid-round pick in standard leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 15 - 10:10 PM

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

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

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
5Alex Poythress
C1Myles Turner
2Al Jefferson
3Kevin Seraphin