Jeff Teague showed flashes of great potential
Point guard Jeff Teague was, at the time, an exceptional young starting point guard for a playoff team. He had a pretty big responsibility on the court and showed flashes of great potential. He was improving every season statistically, and in 80 played games this season (his fourth) he posted 14.6 PPG and 7.2 APG, which was a huge improvement as the season before he averaged just 4.9 APG, per Basketball-reference.
His season-highs for that season are as follows: 28 points, six rebounds (twice), 15 assists, six steals, and three blocks. Considering that he was just 24 in his fourth NBA season, these stats were quite promising.
Later on, he would notch his only NBA All-Star participation in 2015. He finished his stint in Atlanta as the fifth player on Atlanta’s all-time assists list (2,771), and seventh in steals (632).
After last playing for the Milwaukee Bucks in 2021, he is now working for the Atlanta Hawks as a scout. On March 9 last year he signed a deal with the team and is now on his third tenure in Atlanta. “(The Hawks) gave me an opportunity to get my feet wet in it”, said Teague, per NBA “and do it regionally.” Jeff was and certainly still is a fan favorite, as his leadership at the 1 throughout his stint in the organization painted nostalgic memories for the younger generation.