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Rumor: Jeff Teague to sign with Timberwolves for $55 million over three years

Gorgui Dieng, Jeff Teague

Indiana Pacers guard Jeff Teague (44) shoots in front of Minnesota Timberwolves forward Gorgui Dieng (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. The Timberwolves defeated the Pacers 115-114. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)


The Timberwolves traded their starting point guard, Ricky Rubio, to the Jazz.

Seemingly in line to replace him: Jeff Teague.

Marc Stein of ESPN:

That would make Teague costlier than Rubio, who’s due $29.2 million over the next two years. But the Timberwolves got a first-round pick in the trade with Utah, and Teague – a superior outside shooter – fits better with Jimmy Butler and Andrew Wiggins on the perimeter.

Minnesota could still have about $12 million in cap space, which could go toward a stretch four and just generally rounding out the bench.

The Pacers might miss Teague. They might not. After that awful trade of Paul George to Oklahoma City, I have no idea what they’re doing.