Los Angeles Clippers hold interest in signing Jeff Teague

Jeff Teague, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Rumors
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The Los Angeles Clippers are coming off a disappointing end to the 2019-20 NBA season. With Kawhi Leonard and Paul George at the helm, the team will end to add more talent in free agency to have a stronger finish.

A league source has told NBA Analysis Network, the Clippers have interest in signing Jeff Teague to address the point guard position.

Teague has proven to be capable of running a half-court offense with a steady hand—- creating favorable shots for his teammates. With Leonard and George, that’s what the Clippers need from the point guard position.

The offensive impact that Patrick Beverley provides simply isn’t enough for the Clippers. He is a helpful piece alongside a lead-guard with high-level passing ability as he showed during his team with the Houston Rockets. However, Leonard and George don’t have that skill-set.

Last season, Teague began the season with the Minnesota Timberwolves but was later traded to the Atlanta Hawks— where his NBA career began. He averaged 13.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 6.1 assists during his 34 appearances with the T’Wolves.

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It should only help that Teague has previous experience playing alongside Paul George during their mutual time together with the Indiana Pacers. Having that type of familiarity could help with a strange NBA offseason period requiring a quick turnaround.

The Los Angeles Clippers will need to be sure of whatever changes they end up making this NBA offseason. Whether it’s a Jeff Teague signing or not, both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have player options after 2021-22 that could help them depart if they come up short this season.

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