Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Jeff Teague signs with Timberwolves for three years, $57 million
After dealing Ricky Rubio to the Utah Jazz, the Minnesota Timberwolves didn’t waste any time signing his replacement.
The Wolves agreed to terms with free agent point guard Jeff Teague on a three-year deal worth $57 million with a player option for the third year, Teague’s agent, J.R. Hensley told ZAGSBLOG.
The news was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Teague averaged 15.3 points and a career-high 7.8 assists for the Indiana Pacers last season. He shot 35.7 percent from 3-point range and is a better jump shooter than Rubio. The Wolves were looking to upgrade their shooting after trading for Jimmy Butler last week.
The Wolves can now field a starting five of Teague, Butler, Andrew Wiggins, Gorgui Deng and Karl-Anthony Towns.
(The AP contributed)
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.