Hawks, Sixers Discuss Deal Involving Teague, Noel

7:48pm: Sixers shooting guard Nik Stauskas and/or small forward Robert Covington could be included in the potential deal, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer relays. Philly has shopped both Noel and Jahlil Okafor to approximately 15 teams in an effort to locate the best deal, Pompey adds.

5:34pm: The two sides have discussed the deal recently, but an agreement isn’t imminent, Charania relays in a full-length story.

5:00pm: The Hawks and the Sixers are discussing a trade that would involve point guard Jeff Teague going to Philadelphia and big man Nerlens Noel heading to Atlanta, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports (Twitter link). It’s unclear how far along the talks are, or what other pieces are involved, though any deal would likely be completed prior to the NBA Draft on June 23rd, though that is merely my speculation.

This is a deal that could potentially benefit both teams, though Noel is six years younger than Teague, which means the Hawks could be the ones receiving the better long-term benefit from the swap. Atlanta may need to find a replacement for Al Horford, who is an unrestricted free agent this offseason. While Noel lacks Horford’s offensive game, he more than makes up for that on the defensive end of the floor. It remains to be seen how well Noel would fit in Atlanta’s system, but acquiring the young big man would be a bold and exciting move for the team.

The Sixers desperately need backcourt help and Teague would be a major upgrade at the one spot for Philly. Atlanta can spare a playmaker, with Dennis Schröder waiting in the wings and making no secret about his desire to be the starter going forward. Perhaps Schröder would be a better fit with the Sixers due to his age, 22, but the franchise has stated it wants to add veteran leadership, something Teague could provide.

Noel, 22, is set to earn $4,384,490 in 2016/17 and will be eligible to become a restricted free agent next summer. He appeared in 67 games this season and averaged 11.1 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 29.3 minutes per outing. His shooting line was .521/.500/.590.

Teague, 27, has one season remaining on his current deal that will pay him $8MM in 2016/17, after which he will become an unrestricted free agent. He appeared in 79 games this season and averaged 15.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 28.5 minutes per night. His shooting numbers were .439/.400/.837.

Which team would get the better of this potential swap? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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JP
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JP
3 months 24 days ago

Am I the only one who thinks this is an awful trade for the 76ers?

RyanSlade22
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RyanSlade22
3 months 24 days ago

Phil could use an all star veteran pg

Scott
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Scott
3 months 23 days ago

Teague isn’t an all star quality pg.

JT19
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JT19
3 months 23 days ago

All-star quality point guards don’t just grow on trees. Noel or Okafor alone is not bringing back an all-star caliber point guard. Teague isn’t a bad option if it clears that logjam.

Dave4585
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Dave4585
3 months 24 days ago

Yup, if I were them I’d rather get Schroeder

Soldiermonkey1
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Soldiermonkey1
3 months 24 days ago

The 76ers have Okafor as center, and would have embied if he were healthy, so can spare a center but desperately need a guard, they pretty much only have smith although I agree Schroeder would be better for the long term

basicmo
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basicmo
3 months 24 days ago

I agree but if more came back to philly it would make more sense. Future picks or atlantas first this yr if they have one

reg grn
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reg grn
3 months 23 days ago

They have the 21st pick

SPURS NATION
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SPURS NATION
3 months 13 days ago

I Agree, J.Teague is an Unrestricted FA they can still get him no trade needed.

C1
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C1
3 months 24 days ago

For the Sixers to get a very good point guard without giving up a major asset, would be a huge victory. Noel is marginal at best. Teague is in the second tier of point guards, maybe close to the top 10.

ahale224
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ahale224
3 months 23 days ago

Plus they clearly want Simmons, which makes Noel very dispensable.

Salvatore Tarantino
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Salvatore Tarantino
3 months 24 days ago

Noel had chemistry with Ish Smith, I think it is a mistake to trade him. If an upgrade, distributing PG came in, he could do damage with Noel. Okafor’s stock isn’t as high as it was 6 months ago

haran
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haran
3 months 24 days ago

Horford is unrestricted not restricted

Jay
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Jay
3 months 24 days ago

I like Teague but the Sixers would be morons to do that. Okafor is a defensive liability, and you simply cannot count on Embiid to ever be healthy. You have to treat him like he’s Greg Oden and assume he’s going down again any minute. Noel is a rare rim protector and has shown some flashes of offensive ability. And he’s still so young. Can’t do that deal.

Thronson5
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Thronson5
3 months 24 days ago

I actually think this makes sense for both teams. Hawks probably lose Hordord to free agency, 6ers have plenty of bigs if Embied comes back with Okafor as well and they could use a good guard. I’d imagine there would involve more than just these two guys though right? I wonder what exactly the trade looks like if it happens.

DannyQ3913
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DannyQ3913
3 months 24 days ago

This looks like a panic move for Atlanta

DannyQ3913
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DannyQ3913
3 months 24 days ago

Philly.com is reporting Stauskus

Sixersfan4
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Sixersfan4
3 months 23 days ago

Unless the sixers are getting the Hawks first rounder this year and next year this trade is horrible

JT19
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JT19
3 months 23 days ago

Noel-for-Teague straight up isn’t a great deal…but Teague plus two first rounders for Noel is a massive overpay. Noel has only proved to be a rim protector with an uninspiring offensive game. Teague is a former all star (whether or not he deserved it, he’s still a former all star) and is definetly more valuable than Noel.

Sixersfan4
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Sixersfan4
3 months 23 days ago

Yeah but giving up a player yet to hit his prime at 22 and get a 28 year old player is a terrible trade. I don’t think it going to happen, the sixers are looking for the best offers

JT19
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JT19
3 months 23 days ago

Considering their need for a point guard, its not a bad trade. Schroder would probably be the preferred player but Atlanta seems to value him a lot since he is young as well. Getting the “best offer” isn’t going to be easy. The Sixers should be targetting a point guard in any deal (or at least a top draft pick that could get them Murray/Dunn if they like them). Off the top of my head, I don’t really see a fit with a team willing to part with a good, young point guard for Noel or Okafor.

Dan
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Dan
3 months 22 days ago

Only a rim protector? 20 teams in the league would die for one of those

Dlb731
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Dlb731
3 months 23 days ago

Is it just me, or does anyone else find it ironic that the 76ers are looking for “veterans”.. But they traded jrue holiday, which would be considered a ” veteran “, to get noel?

thatmansaballoon
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thatmansaballoon
3 months 23 days ago

I believe they traded Jrue around the time Hinkie took over correct me if I’m wrong. So that makes sense.

Colangelo needs to make a move for a PG. Don’t think Teague is the answer to all their problems but he’s a step in the right direction. Trading Okafor would be a huge mistake IMO and Nerlens seems to be the most expendable.

Paul
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Paul
3 months 19 days ago

the question for me would be would Teague sign an extension. If he won’t you could have 1 yr of Teague for Noel

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