ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks confirmed that Jeff Teague has signed a four-year, $32 million offer sheet with Milwaukee, where he would be reunited with former Atlanta coach Larry Drew. The Hawks have three days to match the offer.
General manager Danny Ferry said the team is considering its decision with Teague.
"As we have consistently said, we value Jeff," Ferry said. "We are in the process of putting together what we believe is a strong foundation for this team and will make the best decision moving forward for our organization."
Teague, a four-year veteran and two-year starter, set career highs with his averages of 14.6 points and 7.2 assists last season.
If Atlanta decides not to match the Bucks' offer sheet, Teague's arrival will signal the end of Brandon Jennings' four-year stay in Milwaukee. Like Teague, Jennings is currently a restricted free agent.
In a phone interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Thursday morning, Teague expressed his desire to become the Milwaukee Bucks new starting point guard.
"I really want to be here. I thank Milwaukee for giving me this opportunity and taking a chance on me."
The article also stated Teague called Ferry to inform him he did not want to return to Atlanta, frustrated that the Hawks showed a lack of interest towards him in free agency.