ATLANTA Hawks point guard Jeff Teague may slither elusively to the basket, but coach Larry Drew used an unusual metaphor to describe his player nonetheless.
Hes the head of the snake for us, Drew said. When hes going well, chances are, we are, too.
The Hawks Al Horford might have been the NBAs Player of the Week, but Teague arguably is playing the best basketball of his career. It has translated into a league-best six-game winning streak entering Wednesdays game with Charlotte.
Teague posted 28 assists in the past three games. For the second and third time in the short 13 games of the season Teague recorded at least 11 assists last week. At 7.1 per game, he has cracked the top 10 in the league in that category.
While it cant be said that his performance represents a quantum leap over his past production, Teagues assists are up 2.2 per game over his average from last season.
How does Teague explain it? Well, he doesnt really. Hes too humble.
Just playing, he said. Its an opportunity...