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Timberwolves sign replacement for Ricky Rubio

Hours once trading their start line guard, the Minnesota Timberwolves have in agreement to terms with free agent pointguard Jeff Teague. The three-year deal is for $57 million with a player choice for the third year.
The Timberwolves, who dealt Ricky Rubio to the Utah Jazz on weekday afternoon for a protected initial sphericalchoose, land Teague, who’s coming back off a solid year in one season with the Indiana Pacers. Teague started eighty two games for the Pacers, averaging 15.3 points and career highs with 7.8 assists and 4.0 rebounds.

Teague might not be the foremost extremely asked for purpose guard on the market (Kyle Lowry, George Hill), however he’s still a reliable ball handler who can have many capable offensive threats at his disposal, as well as Karl-Anthony Towns and new acquisition Jimmy Butler. The latter sometimes handled purpose guard duties last season for the Bulls.

Teague’s Pacers were sweptback out of the postseason this year, and he’ll be essential in serving to the Timberwolves finish their contest drought, that extends to 2004. Last year in his initial summer as an executive, Thibodeau selected to not use all of the Timberwolves’ cap space in anticipation of this summer. He didn’t wait long into this offseason to start upgrading his roll.

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