Five Reasons the Utah Jazz Shouldn’t Trade for Jeff Teague

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Jan 31, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer calls for a timeout during the second half against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /

3)Teague’s Price is High

According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, the Hawks and the Magic may be working on a deal involving Teague and Magic guard Victor Oladipo. Assuming the Jazz are keeping their core players in place, that’s not the kind of offer Dennis Lindsey can match.

With that being the case, it’s hard to imagine a package that they can put together that would successfully pry Teague from Atlanta.

The Hawks may be willing to trade Teague, but they’re probably not desperate to do so. Furthermore, Hawks coach and president of basketball operations Mike Budenholzer will have multiple suitors for his point guard. Many expect the New York Knicks to make a move for Teague, in addition to the Jazz and Magic.

If Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, Rudy Gobert and Rodney Hood are staying put, are the Jazz willing to include multiple draft picks and/or take on a bad contract to get a deal done? Would they be willing to part with some combination of Alec Burks, Trey Burke or Trevor Booker?

Whatever the case may be, Teague won’t be had on the cheap.

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