Mar 20, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague (0) brings the ball past Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings (3) during the second half at Philips Arena. The Hawks defeated the Bucks 98-90. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Atlanta Hawks Swapping Jeff Teague for Brandon Jennings?

Jan 23, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) reaches to try blocking the shot of Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings (3) during the second quarter at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting that the Atlanta Hawks are interested in swapping point guards with the Milwaukee Bucks:

Sources briefed on the situation told ESPN.com that the Hawks and Bucks have in recent days discussed a sign-and-trade deal to land Brandon Jennings in Atlanta and send fellow restricted free agent Jeff Teague to Milwaukee to reunite with former Hawks coach Larry Drew. ESPN.com reported early in free agency that the Bucks, at Drew’s behest, had interest.

Brandon Jennings to the ATL makes little sense to me. He’s a ball-dominant, high-volume scorer that loves to be in the spotlight. Coach Budenholzer and staff have the ability to turn him into a “purer” point guard, but changing his entire style of play in one off-season will be rigorous.

Teague to Milwaukee will give former Hawks coach Larry Drew something the Bucks haven’t had in a while: an efficient point guard. Who knows, could we be seeing #TopTierTeague dominate the Central Division next season?

One aspect Jennings has in his favor is youth. While Teague is 25, B.J. is only 23, which provides extra room go grow as a player.

It’s worth noting, picking up Brandon Jennings will give the city of Atlanta a second B.J. on a major sports team — B.J. Upton from the Braves, of course. Hopefully this one doesn’t have a brother…

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