Report: Knicks interested in trading for Hawks' Jeff Teague

Monday February 17th, 2014

Jeff Teague is currently in his 5th season with the Atlanta Hawks. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Jeff Teague is currently in his fifth season with the Atlanta Hawks. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The New York Knicks are looking to acquire a point guard before the trade deadline on Thursday, and ESPN's Marc Stein reports that they have set their sights on Jeff Teague of the Atlanta Hawks.

The Knicks will have some obstacles to overcome in a trade for Teague. He has veto power over any trades, as the Hawks matched an offer sheet from the Milwaukee Bucks when he was a restricted free agent last summer. Teague also has a four-year, $32 million contract through 2017 that would hamper New York's cap space for the 2015 free agent class, which the front office has been eyeing.

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Teague has averaged 15.6 points and 7.2 assists per game for the Hawks so far this season.

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