The Atlanta Hawks insist that they aren't shopping any particular player but are reportedly listening to offers for everyone on the roster.
That has led to a flurry of rumors where teams have reportedly reached out with interest. Those include:
- The Sixers inquired about the availability of point guards Jeff Teague and Dennis Schroder according to Philly.com's Keith Pompey.
- The Nets reportedly called and asked about Teague and All-Star power forward Paul Millsap per a report by Alan Hahn on ESPN Radio.
- Cleveland.com's Chris Haynes reports that the Cavaliers is looking for wing help and are interested in a group of players including Atlanta's Kyle Korver. Haynes also adds that a deal was highly unlikely.
- Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Hawks aren't actively shopping Teague but are taking calls on everyone since it is the trade deadline. He adds that Teague is not letting the chatter affect his play.
- The buzz surrounding free agent to be Al Horford seems to have died down somewhat. There were noisy rumors early this week involving Horford and the Celtics but Boston GM Danny Ainge quieted those a bit today when he told MassLive.com's Jay King that he did not think Atlanta would move any of their key players.
The Hawks still have over a week to evaluate what route they will take at the deadline. For now, there seems to be quite a bit of interest in Jeff Teague although it is unclear what the interested teams are willing to give up in a potential trade. Where there is smoke, there is usually fire but just because the Hawks are having talks, doesn't ultimately mean that they will be willing to pull the trigger.
With that said, their willingness to listen to offers shows that they are not satisfied. That means we are probably in store for another busy week of rumors to come.