Jeff Teague agrees to $57M deal with Minnesota Timberwolves

By Alex Butler  |  July 1, 2017 at 7:34 AM
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July 1 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves are bringing in Jeff Teague to replace Ricky Rubio.

League sources told ESPN that Teague has agreed to a three-year, $57 million contract with the franchise.

Teague agreed to the deal at the start of NBA free agency at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

The Timberwolves traded Rubio on Friday to the Utah Jazz in exchange for a first-round pick. Sources told USA Today Friday that the Timberwolves were the heavy favorite to land Teague.

Teague, 29, was the No. 19 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. He played seven seasons for the Atlanta Hawks before joining the Indiana Pacers in 2016.

He joined the Pacers in a three-team trade, which included George Hill going to the Jazz and the Hawks getting the No. 12 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

The point guard averaged 15.3 points and career highs in assists (7.8) and rebounds (4) last season. The 2014 All-Star also started 82 games.

Teague's new pact includes a third-year player option. He will be paired with the Timberwolves' other big-name offseason acquisition, Jimmy Butler in what looks like an explosive young offense.

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