• Jeff Teague’s name had been swirling in the rumor mill for quite some time before he was sent to his hometown Indiana Pacers in late June.

    The emergence of Dennis Schroeder in Atlanta coupled with Teague’s tough season made his departure all the more likely and while he could’ve been moved to any number of teams, Teague revealed that he and the Hawks worked together to find something that made sense for all parties involved.

    In his interview with Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, Teague also discussed his goals for next season and talked about the exciting proposition of getting a fresh start with his hometown team.

    The 28 year old point guard is going to spend the offseason working on strength and shooting and hopes to emerge as a leader in the Indiana locker room. Teague is also looking forward to playing an up-tempo game, something Larry Bird mentioned as a philosophical change from Frank Vogel’s slow paced teams of years past. While it remains to be seen whether Nate McMillan can coach a high pace team, it’s something that the Pacers certainly have the personnel for.

    While many assume Teague had a down year, he actually scored and rebounded at a better per-minute rate than he did in his All Star season. He saw a sharp decline in his shooting percentage but boosted his three point accuracy from 34.3% all the way up to 40%. He was an effective defender for a Hawks team that ranked 2nd in defense. All while playing on a wounded knee.

    Teague, with a fresh start and surrounded by young talent and superstar Paul George, looks set for a bounce back year. Whether or not he should need to ‘bounce back’ from what was a solid year is up for debate, but the Indianapolis product should be in for a strong season.

Fantasy News

  • Tomas Satoransky
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Tomas Satoransky (left ankle soreness) will start Monday's game against the Spurs.

    Satoransky had been listed as probable. Despite 19 points on Saturday, he hasn't scored enough of late to be particularly useful.

    Source: Chuck Swirsky on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Shabazz Napier (illness) will be available to face the Kings on Monday.

    Napier had a huge game on Saturday and continues to provide assists. Feel free to keep him active.

    Source: Timberwolves PR on Twitter

  • Alex Len
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Alex Len (right hip flexor) will be held out of Tuesday's game.

    Len was injured on Friday. He hasn't been especially valuable in his current role. Bruno Fernando is questionable for Tuesday, which leaves De'Andre Hunter in a potentially important spot.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic (right ankle soreness) will be available for Monday's game.

    Doncic had been considered probable. The Mavs will be happy to have him available given that he ranks fourth in the NBA in points and third in assists.

    Source: Mavs PR on Twitter

  • Ryan Broekhoff
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Ryan Broekhoff (left fibula fracture) will be available for Monday's game.

    Broekhoff suffered the fracture about a month ago. He's not especially relevant even in deeper fantasy leagues.

    Source: Mavs PR on Twitter

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo (right ankle soreness) will be available for Monday's game.

    Adebayo will start as usual after being considered probable. He's a double-double machine who can also help in the blocks category.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Kendrick Nunn
    PG, Miami Heat

    Kendrick Nunn (bilateral Achilles soreness) will not play during Monday's game.

    Nunn had been listed as questionable. Despite Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic being available, Tyler Herro should have plenty of value.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic (left calf bruise) will be available for Monday's game.

    Dragic was previously listed as questionable. He'll come off the bench against the Magic as Tyler Herro gets the start. Dragic has posted 15.8 points and 5.0 assists per game so far.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler (right ankle sprain) is available for Monday's game and will start.

    This is good news for his owners after being listed as questionable. Tyler Herro will remain in the starting lineup for the Heat.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Willie Cauley-Stein
    C, Dallas Mavericks

    Willie Cauley-Stein will be available for Monday's game after being traded to the Mavs on Saturday.

    Cauley-Stein is useful for his rebounding and shot blocking, but it's uncertain how Rick Carlisle will use him. He averaged 7.9 points, 6.2 boards, and 1.2 blocks with the Warriors this season.

    Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter