Atlanta Hawks: Best and Worst Moves of the Off Season
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff
Best Move: Resigning Jeff Teague
- The easy answer is the signing of Paul Millsap to a 2 year, 19 million dollar deal, as he is a perfect secondary post option, an elite rebounder and just an excellent player on an excellent deal, but the Jeff Teague deal is better. Why? They signed a 23 year old, who has become better every year in the NBA to a 4 year, 32 million dollar contract to continue to be their franchise point guard and if last year is any indication, he has All Star potential. In the NBA right now, to be an elite team, unless you have a player of LeBron James’ caliber, you need an elite point guard to succeed. Teague is not yet elite, but he does have that potential. His 15 points and 7 assists, proved that he keeps improving as a scorer and distributor and looking at his career arc, he should only get better. 8 million per year is a fair price for a player of his caliber a...