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

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Jan 2, 2015; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) dribbles the ball while being guarded by Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum (11) during the third quarter at EnergySolutions Arena. Atlanta Hawks won the game 98-92. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports /

2)Teague Could Stunt the Development of Dante Exum

Given the fact that the Hawks are in no rush to deal Teague and can afford to wait on the best deal possible, the Jazz would have to make a significant offer to obtain him. That’s not something they would do unless they plan to keep Teague long-term, which could greatly affect Dante Exum.

After struggling to begin his rookie campaign, Exum came to life after being inserted into the starting lineup last season and exhibited great potential with his length defensively and his ability to move the ball in the Jazz offense. Do we as fans really want to bring in a player that is going to push him back to the bench?

Some would say that Exum still needs time to grow before he can be counted on to assume the starting point guard role, take on major minutes and lead the team to success. While this may be a legitimate point, one has to wonder what statement a move for Teague would make to Exum and how it would affect his confidence as a player.

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