Jeff Teague is reportedly moving on from the Minnesota Timberwolves and headed back to a familiar team, the Atlanta Hawks. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Teague has been traded to the Hawks in exchange for Allen Crabbe.
Atlanta has traded guard Allen Crabbe to Minnesota for PG Jeff Teague and Treveon Graham, league sources tell ESPN. Hawks get a backup for Trae Young.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 16, 2020
Teague joined the Timberwolves during the 2017 offseason, but spent the majority of his career (2009-2016) with the Hawks, being selected by Atlanta with the 19th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft out of Wake Forest.
During his tenure with the Hawks, Teague was named an All-Star in 2014-15 for his role in the Hawks 60-22 record, which was the best in the Eastern Conference. This season, Teague has averaged 13.2 points and 6.1 assists for Minnesota, currently sitting 12th in the West. Teague will most likely serve in a backup point guard capacity for potential all-star Hawks starter Trae Young.
Allen Crabbe has seen a diminished role in his time with the Atlanta Hawks as compared with his prior stint with the Brooklyn Nets, being traded to Atlanta this past offseason, with the Timberwolves hoping the sharpshooting guard can help mend some of the floor-spacing issues the team has exhibited at points throughout the season.