Jeff Teague has been traded to the Indiana Pacers according to Adrian Wojnarowski, as part of a three team deal that also includes the Utah Jazz.
As part of the deal, the Jazz will be shipping the #12 overall pick in Thursday’s Draft to the Atlanta Hawks, and the Pacers will be sending George Hill to Utah.
Last season with the Hawks, Teague (28) averaged 15.7 points and nearly six assists per game but it was almost a certainty that he’d be moving on this off-season as the team transitioned Dennis Schroder into a starting role.
George Hill, on the other hand, will now join the Utah backcourt consisting of Dante Exum, Shelvin Mack, Rodney Hood and Alec Burks.
And in other news:
The Chicago Bulls have agreed to trade Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks for Jose Calderon, Jerian Grant and Robin Lopez. Seriously.
The Knicks will also be receiving the Bulls’ 2017 second round pick and Justin Holiday, but this is strictly about D-Rose coming to NYC.
As we’re all well aware, the former NBA MVP has been plagued by countless knee injuries over the last few seasons but he managed to play in 60 games in 2016 for the first time since 2011.
Last year with the Bulls Rose averaged 16.4 points and 4.7 assists per game, he’ll be entering the final year of his contract.