Pacers acquire Atlanta’s Jeff Teague in a three-team deal involving George Hill

Pacers acquire Atlanta’s Jeff Teague in a three-team deal involving George Hill

Atlanta Hawks’ Jeff Teague will land in Indiana Pacers in a three-team deal which also includes Utah Jazz. Indiana will ship George Hill to Jazz, who will send the 12th overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft to Atlanta.

For salary cap purposes the deal won’t be official until July, according to league sources.

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Both the Pacers and the Jazz finally managed to rope in a starting point guard they were looking for in the trade market. Teague was a part of Hawks’ veteran core. With this three-way trade, Atlanta has committed George Schroder as their starting point guard for next season.

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Utah Jazz is rebuilding to reach the playoffs next season, and George Hill’s inclusion will erase their concerns in the point guard position. The franchise acquired an accomplished guard without giving up a player.

Teague was looking for the trade and wanted to return to his Indianapolis roots. Pacers want to sign him on a long-term contract, as revealed by the league sources.

28-year-old Teague featured for the Hawks throughout his seven-year NBA career. He averaged 15.7 points and 5.9 assists last season, as reported by the Bleacher Report.

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Teague had one year of his contract remaining with the Hawks, as reported by the Yahoo Sports. Atlanta is now keen to negotiate a rookie extension with promising guard George Schroder this offseason, as revealed by the sources.

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