Milwaukee Bucks: 3 reasons why Jeff Teague is a solid addition

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With two open roster spots, it was only a matter of time before the Milwaukee Bucks made a move, and it appears that the first domino has fallen.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, 32-year-old guard Jeff Teague will be heading to Milwaukee likely for the remainder of the season. The veteran guard has had an eventful week, as, after a 34 game stint with the Boston Celtics, Teague was traded to and waived by the Orlando Magic.

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With no previous rumblings between the Bucks and Teague in the rumor mill, this news came as a surprise to most. Now he finds himself as the newest Milwaukee Buck, and they are undoubtedly glad to have him aboard.

What the addition of Teague means for Milwaukee’s rumored interest in guard Austin Rivers is now clouded, but they could still sign him to their other open spot if that mutual interest remains persistent.

Nevertheless, only time will tell what comes of that situation in the coming days. For now, here are three reasons why signing Jeff Teague is a solid move for the Bucks.

Jeff Teague gives the Milwaukee Bucks another experienced veteran

Competing at the highest level, the Bucks are always looking for more talent that can help them compete for a championship.

While Teague is not a needle-tipping addition by any means, he is a household name to bring into the fold. Currently playing in his 12th NBA season, the guard’s numbers over his well-traveled career are respectable, averaging 12.3 points on a .444/.359/.844 slash line, 2.4 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game. Starting in 598 of his 805 regular season games played, Teague has largely been a starter for the majority of his career.

The 32-year-old will provide them with another solid veteran presence both on the floor and in the locker room. Furthermore, he brings a handful of postseason experience to Milwaukee. Logging 2,080 minutes over 71 playoff games played, the guard has been a meaningful contributor for several teams in the playoffs over the years.

While he will likely not play a pivotal role for the Bucks at this stage in his career, Teague’s veteran experience makes him a viable signing.