Rumors and speculations are now swirling around the Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague who is expected to play for the Indiana Pacers next season if the trade between the two teams become successful.
The Indiana Pacers and the Atlanta Hawks are some of the teams trying to rebuild their roster to be a more competitive team next season. Despite entering the 2016 NBA playoffs, both teams are eagerly decided to reach another level and they are open to trading some of their players. There are speculations that the Pacers are looking for a quality point guard either in the 2016 NBA draft free agency market or via trade.
From all those choices, there are very tough competitions in the free agency market and 2016 NBA draft since there are limited point guards that are involved. The quality point guards in the upcoming draft, including Kris Dunn, are expected to land early in the first round. On the other hand, point guards that are available in the free agency market like Jeremy Lin and Mike Conley are expected to gain many suitors and several NBA teams are ready to throw tons of money to sign them for their team. With this, the Pacers should open another route and that will be via trade.
According to Movie News Guide, there are two trades options that the Indiana Pacers can explore to get Jeff Teague from the Atlanta Hawks. This include:
Trade 1: Indiana Pacers get Jeff Teague (Point Guard). Atlanta Hawks gets George Hill (Point Guard), Solomon Hill (Small Forward), 2016 1st Round Pick (20thOverall), 2019 2nd Round Pick (Lakers).
Trade 2: Indiana Pacers get Teague (Point Guard) and Tiago Splitter (Center). Atlanta Hawks gets Rodney Stuckey (SG), Joseph Young (Point Guard), 2016 1st Round Draft Pick (20th Overall).
Jeff Teague became part of the trade rumors after Dennis Schroder emerged as the more dominant guard in the recent playoffs. The Atlanta Hawks failed once again to defeat the Cavaliers and this may lead them to make a huge adjustment in their roster.
According to 107.7 ESPN, the Indiana Pacers and the Atlanta Hawks were already having an earlier deal in February but could not come to terms. However, with the speculated offer by the Pacers, there is a possibility that the deal will be agreeable to both parties.
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