The Milwaukee Bucks’ newly-acquired point guard in Jeff Teague finally found a new home after being involved in the middle of a busy trade deadline midway through the 2020-21 season. He ultimately landed in Wisconsin where he will now team up with Giannis Antetokounmpo who was just trying to murder him on the court about a week ago when he was still a member of the Boston Celtics, per Eric Nehm.
Similarly, Teague also expressed his happiness that he will no longer be a victim of those highlight-reel posters made by the two-time MVP.
It's fair to say Jeff Teague (@Teague0) is happy Giannis is no longer trying to kill him.
"I'm happy I can finally not be on the receiving end of one of those dunks." – Teague said through some laughs
— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) April 3, 2021
The 32-year-old playmaker started the 2020-21 season with the Celtics where he made a total of 34 appearances. He failed to make a big impact as he only averaged 6.9 points, 2.1 assists, and 1.7 rebounds. Teague also had a hard time carving out a solid role due to the Celtics’ crowded backcourt rotation and was only limited to see 18.1 minutes of action per game.
With the Celtics looking to make significant improvements to their roster, they eventually dealt Teague along with two future draft picks to the Orlando Magic in exchange for a solid scorer in Evan Fournier. However, he wouldn’t last long in Florida as he was eventually waived by the team two days later.
Left in the open market as a free agent, the Bucks took a chance on Teague in a bid to bolster their backcourt unit that includes Jrue Holiday, Donte DiVincenzo, and Pat Connaughton, among others. In fact, Teague already made his debut with the team against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night where he tallied two points, two assists, and a rebound through 13 minutes played en route to a 127-109 victory.
Jeff Teague will definitely have to perform at his best if he wants to crack the team’s rotation and emerge as a solid contributor for a Bucks squad that aspires to make a long playoff run in the future. At the same time, he is hoping that a change in scenery would give him the second wind that he is looking for while playing in his 13th season in the league.