Jeff Teague (basketball) Biography, Age, Family | Parents, Girlfriend

Jeff Teague (basketball) Biography

Jeff Teague (born June 10, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Teague played college basketball for Wake Forest University before being selected 19th overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks. He was named an NBA All-Star in 2015 for the first time.

Jeff Teague (basketball) Age

Teague was born on June 10, 1988, in  Indianapolis, Indiana. He is 31 years old as of 2019.

Jeff Teague (basketball) Family | Parents

Teague is the son of Shawn and Carol Teague. His father played college basketball at Missouri and Boston University, playing under Rick Pitino at Boston. Teague has four siblings, including Marquis, who played point guard for the Kentucky Wildcats before being drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 2012.

Jeff Teague (basketball)  Education | High School

Teague attended Pike High School in Indianapolis, Indiana where as a senior in 2006–07, he averaged 22 points and four assists per game. Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Teague was listed as the No. 9 point guard and the No. 57 player in the nation in 2007

Jeff Teague’s Girlfriend

Jeff Teague is single. He is not dating anyone currently. Jeff had at least a relationship in the past. Jeff Teague has not been previously engaged. He was born to Shawn and Carol Teague and has four siblings, including younger brother Marquis, who was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 2012. According to our records, he has no children.

Jeff Teague’s birth sign is Gemini. The most compatible signs with Gemini are generally considered to be Aries, Leo, Libra, and Aquarius. The least compatible signs with Gemini are generally considered to be Virgo and Pisces. Jeff Teague also has a ruling planet of Mercury.

Jeff Teague (basketball) College Career

Teague played college basketball for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. As a freshman in 2007–08, Teague was second on the team in scoring, scoring 13.9 points per game, just behind fellow freshman James Johnson’s 14.6. As a sophomore in 2008–09, Teague became the first Wake Forest All-American since Chris Paul in 2004–05, and the 13th in school history.

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He was selected as a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, the John Wooden Award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy. He led Wake in scoring with 18.8 points per game, in passing with 3.5 assists per game, in steals with 1.9 per game, and in three-point percentage at 48.5%. He scored his 1,000th point with the Demon Deacons and became the 45th player in the history of the school to join the club. He scored a career-high 34 points on January 11, 2009, in a 92–89 victory over North Carolina. On April 8, 2009, Teague declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final two years of college eligibility

Jeff Teague (basketball)  NBA career

Atlanta Hawks (2009–2016)
2009–10 season
Teague was selected with the 19th overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2009 NBA draft. On July 20, 2009, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Hawks. As a rookie in 2009–10, he averaged 3.2 points, 1.7 assists and 0.9 rebounds in 10.1 minutes (.396 FG%, .837 FT%), playing in 71 games (three starts) and ranking 10th among rookies in assists.

He finished the regular season in style, setting then career-highs in several categories with a 24-point, 15-assist, the five-rebound effort against the Cleveland Cavaliers on April 14, hitting 11-of-19 from the field and playing all 48 minutes. He went on to play sparingly in the team’s playoff run, a run that saw the Hawks lose to the Orlando Magic in the Conference semi-finals.

Jeff Teague (basketball)  2010–11 season

In 2010–11, the crafty second-year guard averaged 5.2 points, 2.0 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 13.8 minutes (.438 FG%, .375 3FG%, .794 FT%). He scored in double figures 12 times, including three 20-point efforts. He led the team in assists four times and scoring on three occasions. On March 12, 2011, he tied his career-high of 24 points in a 91–82 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

During the Hawks’ 2011 first round playoff match-up with the Orlando Magic, Teague played under 10 minutes in just two games, as the Hawks won 4–2. He was moved into the starting spot for the team’s second round match-up with the Chicago Bulls following an injury to starter Kirk Hinrich. Teague started all six games against the Bulls, a series the Hawks lost 4–2. Teague averaged 14.8 points and 4.2 assists in 38.1 minutes in his six playoff starts, well above his regular-season averages

2011–12 season

Teague with the Hawks in January 2012

Teague was one of the league’s most improved players in 2011–12, starting all 66 games, averaging 12.6 points, 4.9 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 33.1 minutes (.476 FG%, .342 3FG%, .757 FT%). He ranked eighth in the NBA in steals (106), 10th in steals per game, 20th in a steal-to-turnover ratio (0.79), 22nd in assists (321), 23rd in assists per game, and 40th in FG%. He had 10 20-point efforts and three double-doubles during the regular season, in addition to four double-digit scoring games during the Hawks’ 4–2 first-round playoff loss to the Boston Celtics.

2012–13 season

In 2012–13, Teague recorded career-highs of 14.6 points and 7.2 assists, along with 2.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 32.9 minutes (.451 FG%, .359 3FG%, .881 FT%), appearing in a team-high 80 games (78 starts). He recorded ten 20-point/10-assist games in 2012–13, the third highest total in a single season in franchise history (Pete Maravich – 12 in 1972–73, and Eddie Johnson – 11 in 1984–85).

On January 16, 2013, he scored a career-high 28 points in a 109–95 win over the Brooklyn Nets. Teague later participated in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge during NBA All-Star Weekend. The Hawks were once again knocked out in the first round of the playoffs, losing 4–2 to the Indiana Pacers.

2013–14 season

On July 10, 2013, Teague was extended a four-year, $32 million offer sheet by the Milwaukee Bucks; however, three days later, the Hawks matched the offer. On December 26, 2013, he scored a career-high 34 points in a 127–125 double-overtime win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

On March 18, 2014, he tied that mark with 34 points in a 118–113 overtime win over the Toronto Raptors. On April 14, he was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, April 7, through Sunday, April 13. He earned his first Player of the Week honor after averaging 20.3 points, 5.8 assists, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.8 steals in 33.8 minutes per game (.509 FG%, .917 FT%) in four games, in a week that the Hawks went 3–1.

The Hawks finished the 2013–14 season as the eighth seed in the East, eventually losing in the first round of the playoffs to the Indiana Pacers in seven games. Teague scored in double-figures in all seven games, including three 20-point nights, and had one double-double. He scored a playoff career-high 29 points on May 1 and notched his first career postseason double-double with 22 points and playoff career-high 10 assists on April 24.

2014–15 season

On January 29, 2015, Teague earned his first All-Star selection as a reserve for the Eastern Conference in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game. Teague went on to lead the Hawks to a first-place finish in the East. In the first round against the eighth-seeded Brooklyn Nets, Teague averaged 14.2 points and 7.8 assists per game. In Game 6, Teague tallied 13 assists without a single point, helping the Hawks close out the series with a dominating 114–87 win.

In the Conference semi-finals against the Washington Wizards, Teague averaged 16.3 points and 7.0 assists per game. In Game 4, Teague recorded 26 points and 8 assists, scoring 10 points in the fourth quarter and hitting a clutch three-pointer in the final minutes, sealing a 106–101 win over the Wizards and tying the series at 2–2.

In Game 6, he recorded 20 points and 7 assists, while assisting DeMarre Carroll on two consecutive possessions in the final minute, giving the Hawks a four-point lead. They went on to win 94–91 after a potential tying three-pointer by Paul Pierce was waved off, clinching the series 4–2. They eventually lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.

2015–16 season

Early on in 2015–16, Teague began to compete for minutes with back-up point guard Dennis Schröder as his role started to diminish largely due to Schröder’s improved play and Teague’s drop off in production. Midway through the season, Teague began drawing interest from opposing teams, with the Hawks reportedly talking with other teams about potential trades involving Teague.

On February 1, 2016, Teague scored a season-high 32 points and hit a career-high five three-pointers in a 112–97 win over the Dallas Mavericks. Teague helped the Hawks reach the Eastern Conference semi-finals, where they were swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Indiana Pacers (2016–2017)

Teague (left) with the Pacers in February 2017, guarding Kyrie Irving.
On July 7, 2016, Teague was traded to the Indiana Pacers in a three-team deal involving the Hawks and the Utah Jazz. He made his debut for the Pacers in their season opener on October 26, 2016, recording 20 points and eight assists in a 130–121 overtime win over the Dallas Mavericks.

On November 9, he scored a season-high 30 points in a 122–115 overtime win over the Philadelphia 76ers. He tied that mark on November 20, recording 30 points, nine assists and six steals in a 115–111 overtime win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. On December 30, he recorded a career-high 17 assists in a 111–101 win over the Chicago Bulls. In 2016–17, Teague became the first Pacers player to start 82 games since Mike Dunleavy Jr. in 2007–08.

Minnesota Timberwolves (2017–present)

On July 10, 2017, Teague signed a three-year, $57 million contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. On December 27, 2017, in a game against the Denver Nuggets, Teague suffered a Grade 1 MCL sprain in his left knee and was subsequently ruled out for two-to-four weeks. He returned to action on January 10 against the Oklahoma City Thunder after missing seven games.

Teague missed six games early in the 2018–19 season with a bruised left knee. On December 5, he had a season-high 18 assists in a 121–104 win over the Charlotte Hornets. He missed nine games due to left ankle inflammation between mid-December and early January. The left foot injury kept him out for a further eight games between late January and early February. On March 21, he was ruled out for the rest of the season after reaggravating a left foot injury, originally suffered in December. On April 11th, it was reported that the surgery Teague underwent for his left ankle was a success.

Jeff Teague Injury

Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague has missed the last two games with a left ankle injury. He’ll be out for a bit longer. Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said after Friday’s shootaround before taking on the Spurs that Teague will miss another 7-10 days per Alan Horton.

The Wolves have six games in the next 10 days. Teague is averaging 11.6 points and a career-high 8.3 assists per game this season. With Teague sidelined, we can expect Derrick Rose to start. In eight starts, Rose is averaging 26.3 points per game while shooting 47 percent from the field and 52.6 percent from the 3-point line.

Jeff Teague Brother

Teague is not the only person in his family who has looked to make a career from playing professional sports. His younger brother, a Marquis, who was born on the 28th of February 1993, is also a basketball player and currently plays for Korean Basketball League side Jeonju KCC Egis.

Marquis Teague has not always played overseas. After playing a year of college basketball alongside Anthony Davis with whom he won an NCAA championship for the University of Kentucky Wildcats, he was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 29th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. He spent about two years in the Windy City before he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in January 2014.

Teague failed to make an impression in Brooklyn so, by October that same year, he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers who waived him three days later. His next stop was in the NBA Development League with the Oklahoma City Blue. He spent about two years with the outfit before moving abroad, first to Isreal, then Russia before again returning to the development league in 2017.

Upon his return, Marquis joined the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, then the Memphis Hustle, his brother’s team G-League affiliate. He featured for the Grizzlies in 3 games at the end of the 2017-18 season before again moving abroad to Korea.

Jeff Teague Net Worth

As a Point guard, Jeff Teague reportedly earns around $19,000,000  his yearly salary from Minnesota Timberwolves. Further, Jeff Teague has an estimated net worth of over $40 million.

Jeff Teague News

Given that Teague will be entering his age 31 season and played just 42 games in 2018-19, this was to be expected. That said, he managed to set a career high in assists per game (8.2). His scoring took a hit, however, and that may have been due to his recurring injury situation. He scored just 12.1 points per game — his lowest mark since the 2010-11 season.

Jeff Teague Draft

Amongst the group we examined, Teague had a very high usage rate but was only slightly above average in terms of efficiency at .95 PPP. From a broad perspective, that’s a pretty good characterization of his mentality as a scorer but it doesn’t do justice to how unique he is on the offensive end.

Teague is exceptionally good at getting to the rim, posting an average of 7.8 finishing attempts per game (3rd best), which is quite impressive. Considering his size, it is’t a big surprise that he sits only slightly above average at 1.12 PPP on those attempts. Moving forward, Teague may be able to seamlessly account for his lack of efficiency at the rim with his tremendous pull-up jumper. He took 5.3 jumpers off the dribble per game last season, and posted .94 PPP, well above the average of .81 PPP.

Unfortunately, his merit of the dribble doesn’t translate to catch and shoot situations, as he ranks below average at 1.12 PPP on unguarded spot-up jumpers, which was a huge issue for him at Wake Forest since he only took 1.2 catch and shoot jumpers per game overall. He ranks last in Pos/G in that category, and he will have to improve his ability to use those situations on the next level considering his size.

Teague is very unique in this aspect, as you don’t see many players who shoot such a large percentage of their jumpers off the dribble. Teague more than compensates for his limitations with his excellent shot-creating ability. He gets out in transition more than any player in the draft at 6.1 Pos/G, and while his 1.01 PPP is a strong indication of his shaky decision-making skills, his speed makes him a great threat to get to the line.

The same holds true when you consider how well he scores when he puts the ball on the floor. Few players in this draft are as quick and instinctive off the dribble. Teague’s FG percentage of 51.3% when he drives right is extremely impressive, and his 39.4% going left is above average too. Not only do those drives result in made baskets, but Teague gets fouled on 16.6% of his possessions, easily the most amongst twos.

Teague is an excellent scorer with the ball in his hands, but doesn’t’t look great on the pick and roll or shooting off of screens, two things he may have to work on when taller and quicker defenders take away some of his driving lanes. He’s not a terribly efficient or fundamentally sound player overall, but with the direction the NBA is heading in, Teague is going to be extremely difficult to defend without fouling on the perimeter (think Aaron Brooks or Louis Williams), which makes him a coveted option in this draft, particularly for teams who lack that type of scoring punch off the bench.

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