The Atlanta Hawks lost out on Dwight Howard but have been linked to big-name free agents such as Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings. Rumors said the Hawks would be interested in bringing on Ellis or Jennings in a deal for Jeff Teague.
Apparently the rumors were wrong.
ESPN’s Chris Broussard took down the rumor on Twitter:
Source: ATL will not do sign-&-trade for Monta Ellis or Brandon Jennings. ATL will either match Bucks' offer to Jeff Teague or let him walk
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 11, 2013
Rotoworld has the in-depth explanation:
Broussard reports the Hawks will either match the four-year, $32 million-plus offer sheet Teague signed with the Bucks or let him walk to Milwaukee. The report makes sense considering all the moves new GM Danny Ferry has made to retain payroll flexibility. Ferry has no problem spending big money on players like Dwight Howard or Chris Paul, but there’s no way he’s going to get hamstrung with deals for Ellis or Jennings. We still think the Hawks will match, but Teague reportedly has told management he wants out.
This is not he last you will hear of this today. Stay tuned.
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