Jeff Teague Dealt to Pacers in 3-Team Deal

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Teague’s finally traded. (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)

Trade season is among us, as another big move went down just hours ago…

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Atlanta Hawks have dealt (former) All-Star guard Jeff Teague to the Indiana Pacers. In the deal, George Hill goes to Utah, while Utah’s #12 overall pick (2016) goes to ATL.

Atlanta gets: #12 overall

Indiana gets: G Jeff Teague

Utah gets: G George Hill

It’s a nice move all-around – there doesn’t seem to be a “loser” among the group. Indiana puts another All-Star caliber talent next to Paul George and Myles Turner. And Teague, who grew up in Indianapolis, could sign long-term and build upon his already solid NBA career at home.

Atlanta might be on the verge of blowing it up, as Al Horford & Kent Bazemore are free agents and Paul Millsap (31) & Kyle Korver (35) are getting up there in age. Dealing Teague might be the first of many deals this offseason.

And lastly, the Utah Jazz might have locked up the 7 seed in 2016-17! Acquiring (the always savvy) George Hill gives them a shot to compete with a stable veteran at lead guard, which will do wonders for their young core in terms of competitiveness & readiness each night.

The NBA Draft is less than 24 hours away. BRING ON MORE TRADES.


-Jabari J.

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