It was previously reported that restricted free agent Jeff Teague would receive an offer sheet from the Milwaukee Bucks, and according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo, the Atlanta Hawks point guard has decided to sign it.
Atlanta Hawks restricted free-agent guard Jeff Teague has signed a four-year, $32 million offer sheet with the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The Hawks have three days to match the offer sheet or Teague will rejoin his old Hawks coach, Larry Drew, in Milwaukee.
The Bucks’ move to sign Teague could ultimately be the end of Brandon Jennings’ career with the Bucks. Jennings is a restricted free agent who has found the market relatively uninterested in paying him as one of the NBA’s elite guards.
As Woj says, it’s now up to the Hawks to either match the offer or let Teague go. Considering Teague’s production, an average salary of $8 million is a pretty reasonable price, especially taking into account how overpaid some players have been this summer. Teague averaged 14.6 points, 7.2 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game last season.
Teague was more involved in the offense last season, but has had difficulty being aggressive every now and again. There have been rumors that the Hawks and the Bucks could potentially be interested in a Brandon Jennings for Teague sign-and-trade, and if Jeff ends up with the Bucks, that could certainly be a possibility.