NBA Rumors: Jeff Teague an option for Rajon Rondo losers

Jan 31, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Hawks defeated the Sixers 125-99. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 31, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Hawks defeated the Sixers 125-99. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Over the last week, reports have surfaced that the Atlanta Hawks could be willing to part with point guard Jeff Teague.

Sam Amick of the USA Today believes Teague could be an option for those teams that are attempting to acquire point guard Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics and will eventually miss out.

 For all those teams that shoot an airball in pursuit of Rondo, Hawks point guard Jeff Teague could be a quality secondary option. Rival executives are of the belief that Teague is available if the proverbial price of the package coming their way is high enough. He has this season and three more left on his contract for a combined $32 million.

Teague supposedly drew interest from the New York Knicks, who are seemingly interested in everyone who can dribble (and some that really can’t), but they are reportedly going to pass on a Teague deal because of their desire to regain some sort of salary cap freedom.

Teague is averaging 15.6 points, 7.2 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game this season.

Topics: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Jeff Teague, New York Knicks, Rajon Rondo

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