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Nets Interested In Jeff Teague, Paul Millsap

The Nets have reached out to the Hawks regarding power forward Paul Millsap and point guard Jeff Teague, Alan Hahn of ESPN Radio and MSG Network told the Michael Kay Radio show (h/t NetsDaily). Brooklyn is said to “covet” Teague, who would fill a major void at point guard for the franchise, Hahn noted. Pulling off a trade for either player will be difficult, as the Hawks’ asking price for Teague is reportedly “extremely high” and the Nets are slim on tradeable assets. Plus, Brooklyn is still without a GM heading into All-Star week, though the team has reportedly indicated that it wants to hire someone by the February 18th trade deadline.

Teague has been generating quite a bit of interest as the deadline approaches. Orlando and Atlanta have reportedly spoken about a potential trade involving Victor Oladipo and Teague, with the Hawks seeking an equal exchange of talent that helps them get younger. This would be a tall order for Brooklyn to fill given the state of its roster. Also in the mix for the point guard are the Jazz, Knicks, Pacers, Celtics and Sixers. Teague is making $8MM this year and is set for the same next season on the four-year offer sheet he signed with Milwaukee in 2013, which Atlanta matched in order to retain his services. In 52 appearances this season, Teague is averaging 15.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists on 43.2% shooting.

Millsap’s name hasn’t been popping up in trade rumors for the Hawks, with most of the chatter around Atlanta focusing on Teague and center Al Horford. The 31-year-old is earning $18,671,659 this season and is inked for two more seasons beyond this one. Millsap is scheduled to pull down $20,072,033 in 2016/17 and possesses a player option worth $21,472,407 for the 2017/18 campaign. In 54 contests this season, Millsap has notched averages of 17.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists.

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6 thoughts on “Nets Interested In Jeff Teague, Paul Millsap

  1. smittybanton

    So Atlanta gives Teague and Millsap for Joe Johnson’s expiring contract, I guess. Not sure why they want to hit the reset button so hard. It clears a bunch off the books for years to come and sets them up nicely for free agency this summer. But who do they think they’re going to get?

    • Ryan Brubaker

      Thats what I was trying to think about man, tough to match with these two. You would have to think they would take Thaddeus Young if giving up Millsap? A Trade of Joe Johnson/T. Young/ Hollis-Jefferson works for Teague/Millsap/Sefolosha. I dont think either team would do that though…

    • Dwak15

      Perhaps they seek Lopez so that they can trade horford, giving up Teague and millsap for Johnson and Lopez, or maybe young and Lopez then flip either Lopez or horford to another team like the Celtics

    • Dwak15

      Lopez bogdonavic, and Johnson for millsap and Teague I think would work allowing the Hawks to trade either horford or just flip Lopez

      • Ryan Brubaker

        Why would the Hawks give up 2 All stars (one last year) for expiring Joe and Lopez who has major injury concerns? If they throw in a pick (oh yeah they dont have any) or RHJ or McCollough, maybe…..maybe. I just dont think the Hawks are going to trade Teague, Millsap, and Horford, they need some stability.

  2. So something like

    Celtics get Lopez
    Nets get Millsap and Teague
    Hawks get Thad Young Marcus Smart and David Lee plus the two 2016 1st round picks that are in the 20s?

    Then the Hawks can go and trade Horford away as well. Some 3 team for Morris from thw Suns as a facilitator.

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