Thus, Atlanta decided to match the contract, though seemingly did so reluctantly.
Now less than thrilled with that contract on the books, Zach Lowe suggests the Atlanta Hawks could be players come the NBA’s trade deadline and Teague could be one of the names available.
But they could also act if a talent they like becomes available, and sources around the NBA continue to insist Ferry is not in love with Jeff Teague’s four-year, $32 million deal. Don’t sleep on the Hawks.
Atlanta shouldn’t have much trouble securing the third seed in the Eastern Conference, though, they don’t appear to be talented enough to take down either the Miami Heat or Indiana Pacers – teams they will likely encounter in the second round.
Of course, trading Teague likely doesn’t improve their chances but it does allow them to rid themselves of a mini-albatross of a contract early in the deal.