Pacers Acquire Jeff Teague; George Hill To Jazz

JULY 7: The Pacers, Jazz, and Hawks have all issued announcements formally confirming that the three-way swap is official. Teague goes to Indiana, Hill heads to Utah, and Atlanta gets the rights to Taurean Prince, the 12th overall pick in last month’s draft.

JUNE 22: The Pacers, Jazz, and Hawks have agreed to a three-way trade, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, who reports that Indiana will acquire Atlanta point guard Jeff Teague and send George Hill to Utah in the deal. The Hawks, meanwhile, will get the No. 12 overall pick in tomorrow’s draft from Utah, says Wojnarowski.NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Charlotte Hornets

Teague, 28, has been the subject of trade rumors this year despite having an All-Star appearance on his résumé. With just one year left on his contract, Teague has become somewhat expendable in Atlanta due to the continued development of fellow point guard Dennis Schröder, who has made no secret about his desire to be the starter going forward

Teague, who said earlier this month that he played the 2015/16 season with a torn patellar tendon in his knee, still appeared in 79 games, averaging 15.7 points and 5.9 assists, and shooting 43.9% from the field and 40% from three-point range. According to Wojnarowski, the Pacers intend to try to extend Teague’s contract beyond the 2016/17 season. The veteran point guard will be eligible to restructure his deal beginning on July 13th.

In Hill, meanwhile, the Jazz are acquiring a solid defender who can also contribute on the offensive end, particularly from beyond the arc. In 74 regular-season games, Hill averaged 12.1 points, 3.5 assists, and 4.0 rebounds per game, to go along with a 40.8% mark from three-point range. The 30-year-old was also solid in Indiana’s first-round playoff loss to Toronto, increasing his three-point percentage to 48.1% for those seven games. He’ll team with Dante Exum at the point in Utah, and his arrival may push Trey Burke to the trade block.

Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution suggests (via Twitter) that the trade won’t become official until July, which makes sense if no other pieces are involved. That would allow the Jazz to use their cap space in July to absorb Hill’s $8MM salary without moving any other players. From the Pacers’ perspective, Teague’s salary – which will increase to $8.8MM due to his 10% trade kicker – is only a marginal increase on Hill’s.

As for the Hawks, they’d clear Teague’s salary while taking on a cap hold of just under $2MM for the No. 12 overall pick. The move would reduce the guaranteed salaries on Atlanta’s books for 2016/17 to about $44MM, not including the cap holds for their two first-rounders or pending free agents, giving the team plenty of room to re-sign Al Horford and potentially pursue another free agent or two as well.

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Cad23
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Cad23
3 months 4 days ago

Interesting that the Jazz prefer Hill to Teague, especially given that their contracts are about the same price/length.

JT19
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JT19
3 months 4 days ago

Hill gives more flexibility. He’s best utilized as a combo guard rather than a point who has to run the offense.

JT19
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JT19
3 months 4 days ago

Love this deal. Kind of upset that Hill has to be the one to go, but the Pacers finally get a true point guard which should help take the load off of PG. Hopefully it’ll also reduce turnovers which has been a huge problem for them for years.

aarongill
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aarongill
3 months 4 days ago

Great move for the Pacers. Good for the Hawks. Not so good for the Jazz.

Cad23
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Cad23
3 months 4 days ago

Agreed. #12 is a lot to give up for Hill, especially when they could have just as easily gotten Teague.

lakersfan27
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lakersfan27
3 months 4 days ago

Hill gives them a vet who can play both Guard positions. They have enough young developing players and they probably only get a guy who develops into a role player at 12 anyways. I think Utah has a team that is ready to start stepping into the playoff picture now and a guy like Hill makes sense for that.

Mark
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Mark
3 months 4 days ago

Great Move for all 3 teams. Jazz acquire a solid vet pg in Hill while Pacers will get PG who is a pass 1st while hawks get cap space.

formerlyz
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formerlyz
3 months 4 days ago
Pretty much in agreement with everyone else. Gives Utah another combo guard that can shoot the 3, and a veteran presence at those guard spots…I’m interested to see who Atlanta targets in the draft, and the growth of Schroeder heading into next year. I also have to assume they have some confidence in Tim Hardaway Jr to see more minites as a combo guard. Finally, I’m curious to see what they do about their own free agents…the winners are the Pacers, in my opinion. They got a really good lead PG in Teague, and as someone else said, that should… Read more »
mikey
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mikey
3 months 4 days ago

I like the trade. Hill was not a true point guard, and the pacers needed someone to help distribute. Also it gives them another Allstar besides PG to make them a contender in the east. Hawks clear cap for horford, which is fine because they have Dennis Schroeder. Then the Jazz get some help to mentor the young backcourt and step up when needed. All around great trade.

Ravens_Last_Place
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Ravens_Last_Place
3 months 4 days ago

ATL moved too quickly. Should have waited closer to draft for the possibility of better compensation.

JT19
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JT19
3 months 4 days ago

They weren’t going to get more than the #12. Not many of the teams ahead of that spot needed a point that also would’ve been willing to trade their lotto pick.

DannyQ3913
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DannyQ3913
3 months 4 days ago

Derrick Rose is going to the Knicks….

Strauss
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Strauss
3 months 4 days ago

At least the Bulls got rid of
Mush mouth!

cjh815
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cjh815
3 months 4 days ago
I love this deal for all three teams but Here is my idea for four team deal again and the reason for them Between , Kings, Wizards, ,76’s , magic Kings would receive Center Marcon Gortat C jakail Okafor Restricted free agent sf hollis Thompson Wizards 1round picks in 2017,18,and 20 Wizards 2nd picks, in 2019,21,and 22 This is basically the chris webber trade adding young less expensive then cousins This give kings 40,549,964 million more to spend under cap Magic would receive F/c Drew Gooden – which his contract is team option for this season at 3,6 million Pf-… Read more »
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