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HAWKS EXERCISE CONTRACT OPTION ON TEAGUE

ATLANTA, GA -- The Atlanta Hawks have exercised the contract option for the 2011-12 season on guard Jeff Teague, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Rick Sund. Per team policy, financial terms were not disclosed.

Teague, the 19th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft out of Wake Forest, saw action in 71 games last season for the Hawks and finished with 3.2 points and 1.7 assists (.396 FG%, .837 FT%). He scored a season-high 24 points in the April 14 season finale against Cleveland.