Jeff Teague expected to sign with Timberwolves
The Timberwolves could use help at the point guard position and it appears reinforcements are coming in the form of Jeff Teague.
Minnesota sent Kris Dunn to the Bulls in the trade that got them Jimmy Butler. They are also sending Ricky Rubio to the Jazz.
The Timberwolves may not have to wait long to fill the void as ESPN’s Marc Stein and USA Today’s Sam Amick both reported on Friday it is very likely Teague joins Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, and Jimmy Butler in Minnesota.
The Knicks have abandoned their hopes of meeting with Jeff Teague, league sources say, convinced Teague has already committed to Minnesota
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 30, 2017
Updated intel on Minnesota front: expectation from folks who would know is that Jeff Teague is heavy, heavy favorite with T-Wolves.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) June 30, 2017
Earlier this week, it appeared there was mutual interest between Teague and the Knicks. A couple of days later, that appears to no longer be the case.
The Timberwolves last made the playoffs in 2004. However, with Towns, Wiggins, Butler, and Teague, expectations around Minnesota would (and should) be playoffs or bust.