Shook Ankles: Jeff Teague Is Really Fast
Watching a 20-year-old Jeff Teague turn the ACC into his personal playground was electrifying. But now, after two straight “meh” seasons in the League, I’m not sure what to make of him. He struggles for consistent floor time—in 66 games this year he’s logged over 20 minutes only 10 times—on one of the league’s most athletic (albeit inconsistent) teams, but strikes me as Atlanta’s future first guy off the bench replacement for an aging Jamal Crawford. Not saying Teague will ever be as dynamic, but he could. He has serious speed, and his field goal and three-point percentages both saw little surges this year. The days of him taking over basketball games are most likely over, but who’s to say he can’t take over a quarter?