NBA trade rumors 2016: New York Knicks interested in Atlanta Hawks’ Jeff Teague
Los Angeles: There are rumors doing the rounds that New York Knicks are keen to get Jeff Teague on their side. Obviously the team seems to be looking forward to acquire a couple of more players to strengthen its bench strength
Most of the teams are trying to work out the best course of action in the next three weeks to acquire some useful players and trade those players that donâ€™t seem to be fitting in their sides.
There are reasons to believe that the New York Knicks are very interested in acquiring Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague.
A report by ESPNâ€™s Ian Begley says that the Knicks are keen to get hold of the 28-year old Atlanta Hawks player. He has been part of the Atlanta Hawks for the last more than six years.
There are reasons to believe that the Hawks had been in talks with several teams for Teague or Dennis Schroder, per rival execs. Though recently they have focused more on Teague. Teague is slated to make $8 million in 2016-17. So a trade for Teague would impact NYK’s cap space for this summer. Teague would provide an upgrade at point guard for the Knicks.
On the other hand there are signs that the Cleveland Cavaliers are unlikely to trade forward Kevin Love. GM David Griffin said this week: “You’d have to go a long way to convince me that we’re a better team winning in the Finals without a player like Kevin on our team. We’ve never once put together an offer involving Kevin, nor have we taken a call on an offer for Kevin.” Love signed a five-year, $112 million deal last summer and became eligible for trade on January 15.
Meanwhile others donâ€™t want to rush in at this time. The Milwaukee Bucks are taking a patient approach, according to GM John Hammond (via the Journal Sentinel): “We like our young players; we still believe in these young players. We believe these young players as a core can become that team. We just might need to be a little patient as we get to that point. You don’t go out and add a player like Greg Monroe and say we’re not trying to be competitive, and sign Khris Middleton back and make a trade for Greivis (Vasquez), some of the things that we did. We’re trying to be as good a team as we possibly can be, but at the end of the day, it’s not about who we are today. It’s who we’re going to be in the future.”