Timberwolves, Hawks Agree to Trade, Jeff Teague back in Atlanta
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After spending the first seven seasons of his career in Atlanta, former All-Star Jeff Teague is set to make his return. On Thursday morning, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced that they have acquired Allen Crabbe from the Atlanta Hawks for a package of Teague and Treveon Graham.
Teague, who is in the final year of a three-year, $57million deal, will serve as a backup for Hawks budding star, Trae Young.
Minnesota isn't done making moves after dealing Jeff Teague to Atlanta for Allen Crabbe. The Wolves have been in talks with teams in search for another ball handler, per league sources. They recently went after Pacers PG Aaron Holiday, but those talks went nowhere at the time.
— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) January 16, 2020
Meanwhile, Crabbe is in the final season of a four-year, $74.8 million deal. The move also creates an open roster spot for the Wolves, which they can either fill via the waiver wire or use to facilitate another trade prior to the deadline. For the past year, Minnesota has been linked to D’Angelo Russell and according to reports, the Wolves plan to target the Golden State Warriors guard next.
The Warriors have been rumoured to be one of the top suitors for Karl-Anthony Towns if a trade scenario does arise.