After being selected 19th in the 2009 NBA Draft, Teague appeared in 71 games for Atlanta as a rookie, making three starts. The Wake Forest product averaged 3.2 points per game across 10.1 minutes of action. He also chipped in 1.7 assists and 0.5 steals per game. Teague's top performance came in a start on Apr. 14, the final game of the regular season, when he scored 24 points on 11-of-19 shooting. That contest was also the rookie's lone double-double, as he chipped in a season-high 15 assists. Teague rounded out his stat line with five rebounds and a steal while playing all 48 minutes of that contest. The 21-year-old totaled five games with 10 or more points. Teague also showed off his defensive ability with six games of two or more steals. He had a season-high four steals in just 11 minutes of action against the Clippers on Feb. 17. Teague got some exposure to playoff action, too. Although he largely played a limited role off the bench, Teague saw 17:31 on the court in Game 1 of the Hawks' second-round series against Orlando, scoring eight points with two rebounds, two steals and an assist.2010
Teague built on his rookie campaign with a promising sophomore year in 2010-11. He still primarily came off the bench for Atlanta, but he picked up seven starts and saw his minutes per game increase from 10.1 to 13.8. Teague's production rose alongside his court time, as he finished with 5.2 points, 2.0 assists and 1.5 rebounds per game -- all improvements over his first season. On a per-36-minute basis, he averaged a well-rounded 13.5 points, 5.2 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game. Teague displayed considerable growth from 3-point range as well, as he shot 37.5 percent from deep after knocking down 21.9 percent of his threes as a rookie. His best game from beyond the arc came Mar. 22, when he made a season-high four 3-pointers on just four attempts. Teague parlayed that into 20 points in the contest, marking one of three times he went for at least 20 points on the season. The Wake Forest product scored a season-high 24 points in a win over Portland on Mar. 12. Teague's season high in assists was six, a mark he reached on four occasions. He grabbed a season-high eight rebounds in a win over Indiana on Dec. 11. After a quiet first round of the playoffs against Orlando, Teague moved into the starting lineup for all six games of Atlanta's second-round series against the Bulls, delivering 14.8 points on 53.7 percent shooting with 4.2 assists and 1.0 steals.2011
Teague took a big step forward in 2011-12, his third NBA season. The former Wake Forest standout became a regular starter for the first time in his career, opening all 66 of his games on the floor. Teague played a career-high 33.1 minutes per game and scored a career-high 12.6 points per game in the process. He also set new career highs with 4.9 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game. Teague finished eighth in the NBA with 106 total steals and 22nd with 321 total assists. The 23-year-old's growth could be attributed at least in part to significant improvement in his shooting, as he knocked down 47.6 percent of his field-goal attempts. Teague set a season high and tied a career best with 24 points against New Orleans on Jan. 29. He then matched that output in a win over Detroit on Apr. 6, adding a season-high 11 assists for one of his three double-doubles -- and he rounded out his line with five rebounds, a pair of steals and a block. The playmaking guard posted at least 20 points on 10 occasions and scored in double figures 44 times overall. He grabbed a season-high seven rebounds in a win over Utah on Mar. 25. Teague averaged 14.0 points, 4.2 assists and 3.7 rebounds over six playoff contests in the Hawks' first-round loss to Boston.2012
Already established as a reliable starter for the Hawks, Teague grew his game in a big way in his fourth NBA season. He set a host of new career highs: games played (80), starts (78), points per game (14.6), assists per game (7.2) and threes per game (1.1). The Wake Forest product's distribution skills were particularly noteworthy, as he finished 12th in the NBA in assists per game and his 579 total dimes ranked sixth. Meanwhile, Teague was close to automatic at the free-throw line, knocking down a career-best 88.1 percent of his attempts -- good for eighth in the league. Teague also continued to be a pest defensively, sustaining the prior season's spike in steals with 1.5 per game. His 117 total swipes were good for 23rd in the NBA. The 24-year-old posted the highest-scoring game of his career Jan. 16 against Brooklyn, going off for 28 points. He put up 18 other efforts of 20-plus points and scored in double figures 58 times overall. Teague had perhaps his best all-around game of the season on Mar. 27 against Toronto, when he recorded 24 points, 13 assists and four rebounds. It was one of 15 double-doubles for Atlanta's floor general. He went on to average 13.3 points, 5.0 assists and 1.5 steals across six playoff games.2013
Teague was once again a consistent producer in his fifth NBA campaign, as he set a new career best with 16.5 points per game while continuing to distribute the ball effectively with 6.7 assists per game. He opened all 79 of his games on the floor, good for a new career high in starts. The former Wake Forest standout was more aggressive offensively, attempting a career-high 13.2 shots per game. Always an effective free-throw shooter, Teague made it his business to draw more fouls, attempting 4.8 shots per game from the charity stripe. Although he didn't quite match the prior season's efficiency, he still knocked down a brilliant 84.6 percent of his free throws. The 25-year-old even contributed a little extra on the boards, grabbing a career-best 2.6 rebounds per game. He also averaged more than a steal per game (1.1) for the third consecutive campaign. Teague scored a career-high 33 points on Nov. 15 against Philadelphia, adding 10 assists, but he wasn't done there. He went on to outdo himself by scoring 34 points on Dec. 26 versus Cleveland -- then scored another 34 against Toronto on Mar. 18. Teague collected a season-high 15 assists against Sacramento on Dec. 18, approaching a triple-double with 18 points and eight rebounds in that contest. The point guard also led Atlanta into the postseason for the fifth straight time to begin his career, and he averaged 19.3 points per game across seven playoff contests.2014
Teague's 2014-15 campaign saw him produce some of his finest work to date, earning his first All-Star nod in the process. The veteran point guard averaged 15.9 points across 73 games (72 starts), the second-highest mark of his career. He also posted his second-best assist average at 7.0 per game while setting a new career high with 1.7 steals per contest. His 125 total steals ranked 14th in the NBA. Teague had a season-high four steals on four separate occasions and a grand total of 37 outings with at least two steals. The 26-year-old scored a season-high 28 points on Nov. 21 against Detroit, then matched that output four days later against Washington. Overall, he posted 25 games of 20-plus points. As usual, that was boosted by excellent shooting from the charity stripe -- 86.2 percent. Teague recorded a season-high 15 assists to go along with 22 points against Charlotte on Nov. 7. It was one of 10 double-doubles for the Hawks' floor general. His season-long consistency helped lead the Hawks to a first-place finish in the Eastern Conference. Teague boosted his scoring a bit come playoff time, averaging 16.8 points to go with 6.7 assists and 1.5 steals across Atlanta's 16 postseason contests. His peak performance came in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, when Teague poured in 30 points with seven dimes against the Cavaliers. He also recorded a pair of double-digit-assist efforts in the Hawks' first-round series against Brooklyn.2015
Teague was once again a steady point guard in his seventh season in the NBA, all with Atlanta. He averaged 15.7 points per game, right in line with what Hawks fans had come to expect from him. Teague delivered his best season to date from beyond the arc, setting career highs in 3-point attempts (3.5 per game), makes (1.4 per game) and percentage (40 percent). He made a season-high five 3-pointers on just six attempts in a win over Dallas on Feb. 1. Teague finished with a season-high 32 points in that contest. The Wake Forest product also averaged 5.9 assists and a career-high 2.7 rebounds per game. He had a season-best 12 assists against Detroit on Mar. 26 and had four other games with at least 10 assists. Teague ended up with a double-double in four of those five contests. He also averaged more than a steal per game (1.2) for a fifth consecutive season. Teague recorded a season-high four steals on two occasions. He appeared in 10 playoff games to close out his career as a Hawk, posting a pair of double-doubles along the way. Soon after the season ended, he was traded to his hometown Indiana Pacers as part of a three-team deal.2016
After seven years in Atlanta, the 2016-17 season saw Teague suit up for a different franchise for the first time. Now with his hometown Pacers following an offseason trade, he continued to produce strong numbers across the board. For the first time in his career, he played in all 82 games -- starting them all. Teague produced 15.3 points per game on 44.2 percent shooting from the floor. The former Wake Forest standout also set new career highs with 7.8 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game. That assist rate was good for seventh in the NBA, and his 639 total assists ranked sixth in the league. Teague also averaged better than one steal per game (1.2) for the sixth straight season. The veteran point guard racked up a season-high six steals in what was perhaps his best all-around effort of the year, Nov. 20 against Oklahoma City -- a game in which he scored 30 points, dished out nine assists and collected five rebounds. Teague scored a season-high 31 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the floor and 11-of-11 shooting from the free-throw line on Dec. 22 against Boston. The 28-year-old recorded a career-high 17 assists in a win over Chicago on Dec. 30. Although the Pacers were swept by Cleveland in the first round of the playoffs, it was through no fault of Teague's, as he averaged 17.0 points on 48.9 percent shooting with 6.3 assists in the four games.2017
Teague signed a three-year, $57 million contract with Minnesota ahead of the 2017-18 campaign, and the veteran point guard continued producing at a steady pace in his first season with his new club. After averaging 15.6 points per game over his previous five seasons in Atlanta and Indiana, Teague averaged 14.2 points per game across 70 contests for the Timberwolves. He added 7.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game, in line with the 6.9 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game he'd averaged over the past half-decade. Teague also averaged 1.5 steals per game -- his best rate since he put up 1.7 in his 2014-2015 All-Star season with the Hawks. His 102 total steals ranked inside the NBA's top 25. Teague went for a season-high 30 points against the Clippers on Jan. 22. He posted 14 other games with 20 or more points. Teague recorded a season-high 15 assists against Cleveland on Feb. 7. He added 14 points in that contest for one of his 13 double-doubles on the season. Teague helped lead the Timberwolves to the postseason, extending his personal streak of making the playoffs to nine seasons.2018
In his second season with the Timberwolves, Teague played in 42 games and started 41 of them. In the process, he set a new career in assists per game with 8.2. Teague also averaged 12.1 points per game. He also showed improvement in his ability to hold onto the ball, committing just 2.3 turnovers per game -- his lowest mark since 2011-12. On Dec. 5, Teague set a new career high for assists in a game with 18 in a 121-104 win over the Hornets. He scored a season-high 27 points against the Spurs on Oct. 17. Teague then matched that scoring feat as part of a 121-111 victory over the Rockets on Feb. 13. However, injuries hit the 30-year-old hard, as he missed multi-game stretches on four separate occasions during the campaign. Teague was ultimately shut down for the season after a Mar. 10 victory versus the Knicks. On Apr. 11, he underwent successful surgery to repair his left ankle.
June 25, 2009Drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 2009 NBA Draft.
July 1, 2009Signed a rookie multi-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks
July 1, 2013Signed a four-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks
July 7, 2016As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Atlanta Hawks to the Indiana Pacers
July 10, 2017As a free agent, signed a three-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves
January 16, 2020Traded along with Treveon Graham by the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Allen Crabbe