Utah Jazz: Jazz sign Baylor standout performer MaCio Teague

The Utah Jazz have agreed to a deal with Baylor standout MaCio Teague. The terms of the arrangement have not yet been publicly disclosed. 

Soon-to-be NBA rookie MaCio Teague will officially be a member of the Utah Jazz for the 2021-22 NBA season. The recently crowned national champion has been integral for the Jazzmen throughout Summer League, pouring in 17.8 points per 36 minutes.

Teague was also a critical component of Baylor’s NCAA tournament victory, scoring 15.9 points per game to go with 4.0 rebounds while shooting an efficient 47.8% from the field. The junior was awarded with an All-Big 12 Second Team designation for his efforts.

While Teague may be unlikely to crack the regular rotation in a crowded Utah Jazz backcourt featuring Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley Jr. and Jordan Clarkson, as well as his recent Baylor teammate and fellow rookie Jared Butler, the opportunity to study under such an esteemed platoon of NBA guards could be invaluable for his development.

Teague figures to spend ample time with the Salt Lake City Stars, the Utah Jazz’s G League affiliate. A 6’4, 195 pound combo guard, Teague is a skilled scorer who leans heavily on his jump shot to produce points from three-point and midrange.

The questions surrounding Teague largely pertain to his size. Like many talented combo guards, Teague possesses a scorer’s mentality in a point guard’s frame. Such players have undoubtedly found success at the NBA level: in fact, Teague’s new teammate Jordan Clarkson serves as an ideal prototype.

Nonetheless, Teague will have to work to overcome his physical limitations if he plans on being a mainstay in the National Basketball Association. Luckily, the Utah Jazz provide an ideal environment for Teague’s development, with a plethora of potential mentors and the minimal immediate expectations attached to a rookie playing for a contender.