Dec 14, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague (0) advances the ball during the first quarter against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: New York Knicks interested in Jeff Teague


The New York Knicks have struck out on Rajon Rondo and Kyle Lowry, which has lead to them showing interest in Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague.

It’s been reported the Atlanta Hawks aren’t exactly thrilled with Teague’s four year, $32 million dollar contract they matched this past offseason to keep Teague from joining the Milwaukee Bucks and they could be willing to trading him.

That’s good news for the Knicks as they’re open to acquiring the veteran out of Wake Forest, this according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

Knicks’ focus leading into Thursday trade deadline is upgrading at point guard. And word is a new name intrigues them: Atlanta’s Jeff Teague

Of course, because Teague signed an offer sheet (which the Hawks matched) during the past offseason, Teague has first right of refusal on any trade and it’s not known if he’d be open to playing for the Knicks.

There is no word on what players the Knicks would be looking to send out, but Stein also mentions New York is exploring many other point guard opportunities as well – not just a potential addition of Teague.

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