Bucks miss out on adding Atlanta's Jeff Teague
MILWAUKEE - The Bucks may have had visions of acquiring Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague, but the Hawks put a stop to those plans Saturday.
Earlier this week, the Bucks offered Teague a four-year, $32 million deal, which Teague agreed to. But Atlanta had 72 hours to match Milwaukee's offer, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution Hawks beat writer Chris Vivlamore reported on Twitter Saturday evening that's exactly what they did:
Hawks will match the offer sheet to Jeff Teague. Back in Atlanta. #ATLHawks— Chris Vivlamore (@ajchawks) July 13, 2013
CBSSports.com NBA Insider Ken Berger added that Atlanta always had planned to match an offer for Teague:
The Hawks' intention all along was to keep Teague, not sign-and-trade him to the Bucks, source says.— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) July 13, 2013
The four-year veteran averaged 14.6 points and 7.2 assists last year for the Hawks.