Jeff Teague was impressive in his debut for the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, with the veteran guard logging 15 points (on 6-of-9 from the field, 2-of-2 from the stripe), one 3-pointer, three rebounds, seven assists, a steal, and a block in 25 minutes off the Atlanta bench.

Despite Teague’s noteworthy play, though, the Hawks were still easily defeated by the Detroit Pistons, in a 136-103 blowout. Nevertheless, Teague remains to be a firm believer on the potential of this very young and promising Hawks side.

“I just think those guys are really talented and could be really special,” Teague said, via team insider Sarah K. Spencer. “I guess a couple more veterans in the locker room and some guys they can lean on, on the court, I think it can be a really special team.”

This is now Teague’s second stint with Atlanta — the team that drafted him 19th overall back in 2009 — after being traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves just a few days ago. Speaking on his new role with the Hawks, the former All-Star said that he hope to bring his winning mentality to the table.

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“Just pretty much try to find a way to get some wins,” he added. “The NBA’s about producing and winning games, and I think that’s what we all want to do.”

Teague has had a relatively good season thus far, serving as the backup point guard for the Wolves. He will pretty much fulfill the same role for the Hawks, as he will be behind Atlanta star point guard Trae Young in the pecking order.