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

Dec 23, 2020; Boston, Massachusetts, USA: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Donte DiVincenzo, Brook Lopez, Minnesota Timberwolves: Jeff Teague
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Jeff Teague fills the Milwaukee Bucks’ backup point guard opening

After they traded backup floor general D.J. Augustin to the Houston Rockets several weeks ago, the Bucks have been scouring the market for his replacement.

Previously being linked to several intriguing candidates through trade and the free agent market, it looks like Teague has won the job. As previously alluded to, Teague’s veteran experience makes him an ideal candidate to fill that vacancy, although his short-lived stint with Boston was far from his best effort.

In 34 games with the club, the guard averaged 6.9 points on .415/.464/.836 shooting splits, 1.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in 18.1 minutes per game. While those numbers certainly do not leap off the page, Teague could be a serviceable option to run the second unit and take some ball handling responsibilities away from starting guard Jrue Holiday when necessary.

Teague ranks 13th in total assists among current players, and that is something that will unquestionably help improve Milwaukee’s second unit. The Bucks’ reserves rank 27th in assists this season by conjuring up just 6.3 per game, something that their newest addition will provide some immediate relief in.

Along with his playmaking, Teague gives the Bucks another floor spacer to help boost Milwaukee’s bench shooting. Knocking down 35.9 percent of his shots from behind the arc for his career, he is a passable shooter from distance that joins a reserve unit that ranks second in 3-point percentage this season.