Free agent Jeff Teague received a four-year deal worth $32 million from the Milwaukee Bucks, but he isn’t going to be leaving his home. News surfaced on Saturday afternoon that the free agent guard will have his offer matched by the Atlanta Hawks.
From the Atlanta Journal Constitution:
Hawks will match the offer sheet to Jeff Teague. Back in Atlanta. #ATLHawks
— Chris Vivlamore (@ajchawks) July 13, 2013
It is going to be interesting to see how Teague responds to returning to the Hawks after he was unhappy with how the team handled contract negotiations early on in free agency and he was hoping to play for Larry Drew in Milwaukee.
Unfortunately for Teague, he is one of the only free agents that the Hawks have decided to hang on to this offseason.
The good news is that Teague should have a much bigger role in the Atlanta offense now that Josh Smith has bolted for the Detroit Pistons.
As for the Bucks, look for Brandon Jennings to agree to a deal now that Teague is 100 percent out of the picture.