December 11, 2018

Jeff Teague deserves an NBA all-star berth, more credit for Atlanta Hawks

2015/01/10 11:44 am 010 0 comments

Jeff Teague leading the atlanta hawks

If the players that deserve to make the all-star team this year actually make the team then we’re going to have a lot of first time all-stars suiting up in New York.

I’m not going to spend too much time talking about those players that are virtual locks for their first all-star game due to their relatively high profile Jimmy Butler, Klay Thompson, Monta Ellis and Kyle Lowry.

A player that’s just as deserving this year as any of the first timers, but still finds himself under the radar is Jeff Teague, the lightning quick PG for the Atlanta Hawks. You know, the same Atlanta Hawks that sit on top of the Eastern Conference as the best team.

It doesn’t matter that Teague is the linchpin to the Hawk’s success. He still can’t seem to get any ink despite the Hawks winning 21 of their last 23 games. No offense to Kyle Korver, but there seems to have been more written about him than Teague and that’s a shame. Perhaps it’s because Teague is so quiet and unassuming, much like this game.

Teague is having a career year, easily his most efficient with 17.5 points, 7.2 assists on 48% from the field, 36% from three, and 86% from the line.

And in Atlanta’s current seven-game winning streak, one in which they ended he streaking Piston’s 7 game streak, Teague had scored at least 20 points in six of those games and passed for 8.2 assists during their current streak.

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