Having traded one point guard away, the Atlanta Hawks are no longer interested in dealing another. The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Hawks have shut down all trade talks involving starting point guard Jeff Teague.
Sources: Atlanta has shut down talks on guard Jeff Teague with several suitors -- including Utah and New York.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 18, 2016
Teague's name has been out there for over a month but the Hawks were reportedly looking for a large return for their starting point guard. Teams like the New York Knicks reportedly had heavy interest in acquiring Teague but did not match up well in a trade and would have needed a third team to be involved. Atlanta cleared a roster spot earlier this afternoon when they dealt Shelvin Mack to the Utah Jazz for a second round pick.
Like the Hawks, Teague has had an up and down season for the Hawks. He is averaging 15.1 points and 5.5 assists in 52 games so far this season. He has picked up his play of late averaging 20 points on 51 percent shooting in six February games prior to the All-Star break.
USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt provides some insight into what the Hawks were looking for as a return for Jeff Teague.
Hawks were/have been trying to pry a starter and first-rounder from teams for Hawks G Jeff Teague, according to sources.— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) February 18, 2016