Jeff Teague was waived by the Orlando Magic after being included in the trade that sent Evan Fournier to the Boston Celtics. Now, he has found a new team for the rest of the season. Just a couple of days after being released by the Magic, Teague is signing with the Milwaukee Bucks, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Free agent guard Jeff Teague is signing with Milwaukee, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 29, 2021
Teague began the 2020-2021 season as a member of the Celtics, where he started in a few games due to Kemba Walker being sidelined from an injury. Even before Walker returned to Boston’s lineup, Teague began to see his minutes decline as Payton Pritchard was getting playing time as the backup point guard.
With his role dwindling as the season progressed, the Celtics included Teague in the trade that landed them Fournier. Before he could play any games with the Magic, Teague was waived as Orlando is going in a more youthful direction after hitting the reset button at the trade deadline.
By joining the Bucks, Teague gets an opportunity to reunite with Mike Budenholzer, who was the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks earlier in Teague’s career. At the same time, Teague fills a role that has been missed on Milwaukee’s roster ever since George Hill was traded.
Prior to being traded himself, Jeff Teague was only contributing 6.9 points and 1.7 assists per game for the Celtics. What does make Teague an intriguing signing for the Bucks is that he was shooting a career-best 46.4 percent from 3-point range, which could give Milwaukee another capable shooter off of the bench.