Jeff Teague may have the statistics of a franchise-leading point guard, but the Atlanta Hawks should jump at the current opportunity and let him leave town. Reports have surfaced that say the Milwaukee Bucks have made an offer to Teague worth $32 million over four years.
Atlanta went into this offseason knowing that its starting point guard was a restricted free agent, yet an extension offer from the Hawks was never handed Teague’s way.
The Bucks’ expensive offer should scare the Hawks away from Teague, considering the team just recently used its first-round selection on Dennis Schroeder, who is a highly-touted point guard from Germany. It’s time for Atlanta to move on from Teague and Milwaukee is making it easy for the Hawks to do so.
With that being said, the Hawks will be forced to bring someone in who can score the basketball because Teague definitely did that in ATL. No. 0 hit career-highs in assists, points and rebounds last season, so the Hawks better be prepared to bring someone to town who can replace Teague.
Monta Ellis has trimmed his offseason wish list to just four teams, yet Atlanta remains in that group and is a likely candidate to land Ellis. Perhaps a little more expensive than Teague, Ellis has shown the ability to bring it on a nightly basis time and time again. However, Brandon Jennings’ name has also emerged as someone interested in heading to the Peach State.