Jeff Teague Out With Ankle Injury, Hawks Plan To Play It Safe
Jeff Teague has been an important part of the Atlanta Hawks’ rise to the top of the Eastern Conference, but now he is going to be sidelined, at least briefly.
He is the point guard for the Hawks and also scores his fair share of points, and as any fan of the Hawks knows, he will definitely be missed on the court. However, the Hawks are currently at the top of the Eastern Conference standings and can afford to play without him for at least a little while.
The 26-year-old All-Star will be on the bench for a bit, but he should be pack in plenty of time to make a difference in the playoffs. With the way the Hawks are playing right now, they could be looking at the possibility of making the NBA finals.
Jeff Teague injured his ankle on Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic, and although it is unclear how serious the injury is as of now, he will be out for tonight’s game against the Heat.
Over the course of the season, Teague has been averaging 16.3 points, seven assists and 2.4 rebounds per game, playing an excellent all-around game that has helped the Hawks to an impressive 54-17 record.
Although the upcoming games are still to be determined depending on how he feels, the starting point guard will be replaced by Dennis Schroder in tonight’s game. It is a bit of a mystery how the Hawks got to the top, but now that they are there, Teague’s absence shouldn’t effect them too much.
Head coach of the Hawks Mike Budenholder said in relation to his injury, “He is not able to go. We will just wait and see how it goes and err on the side of caution. We’ll see how he does today.”
Jeff Teague may be out for the Hawks, but the Heat are struggling with injuries as well, and will be forced to sit Hassan Whiteside, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Anderson.
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