June 22, 2016, 11:44 am
The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Jeff Teague is headed to the Pacers as part of a three-team deal with Atlanta and Utah.
Details are still pouring in, but it appears as if Atlanta will receive Utah’s No. 12, Teague will join the Pacers and George Hill will head to Utah in the deal.
Sources: Utah is sending the No. 12 pick in Thursday's Draft to Atlanta as part of deal that sends George Hill to Utah, Teague to Indy.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 22, 2016
The Pacers have to be hoping to take some pressure off of Paul George by getting a more capable ball handler to man their point guard position. From a fantasy angle, Teague’s usage will likely come down playing next to Paul George, making him much less valuable. Meanwhile, despite the risks of trading for an expiring contract, Utah finally gets a starting caliber point guard to go with their current core, and Hill should be an excellent defensive fit for coach Quin Snyder.
But short-term? G. Hill has long been ideal fit there. Jazz if healthy could win 50 games next year. Won 40 w/ injuries, awful PG play.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) June 22, 2016
Atlanta, conversely, could be heading towards a full rebuild. Look for Dennis Schroder to see a huge increase in role and usage rate next season.
Horford's a free agent. Bazemore's a free agent. Teague is gone. Suspect plenty of teams will be inquiring about Paul Millsap.
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) June 22, 2016