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2013-2014 SEASON: Scored in double-figures seven times during the postseason, including three 20-point nights, and had one double-double ... Scored a playoff career-best 29 points and tied career-highs in FGM (nine), 3FGM (two) and FTM (nine) v/Ind (5/1) ... Notched his first career postseason double-double with 22 points and playoff career-high 10 assists v/Ind (4/24) ... Set playoff career-highs in FGM (nine) and FTM (nine) while scoring 28 points @Ind (4/19) ... Ranked ninth in the NBA in apg, t18th in FTM (318) and 25th in FT% during the regular season ... Had 13 double-doubles on the season ... Scored in double-figures 65 times (23 20-point outings, including three 30-point nights) ... Increased his scoring average for the fourth straight year, also averaging career-highs in rebounds per game and reaching a career-best in FTM ... Led the team in assists 55 times, scoring on 23 occasions and rebounding once ... Team leader in assists per game and FTM, while ranking second in points and third in steals per game, and second in FGM ... Recorded four consecutive double-doubles (11/5-11/11) for the first time in his career ... Scored in double-figures in 12 straight games (3/27-4/16), the longest streak of his career ... Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week (4/7-4/13) for the first time in his career ... Missed three games due to a sprained left ankle (1/25-1/27, 2/21) ... As a restricted free agent, signed to an offer sheet by Milwaukee on 7/11 and re-signed with the Hawks on 7/13 as Atlanta matched the offer

HOW JEFF BECAME A HAWK: Selected in the first round (19th overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft, Teague was an early-entry candidate.

LAST SEASON (2011-12): Used his breakout performance in the second round of the 2011 NBA Playoffs as a springboard, and was one of the league’s most improved players ... Started all 66 games, averaging 12.6 ppg, 4.9 apg, 2.4 rpg and 1.6 spg in 33.1 mpg (.476 FG%, .342 3FG%, .757 FT%) ... Ranked 8th in the NBA in stls (106), 10th in spg, 20th in STL/TO ratio (0.79), 22nd in assts (321), 23rd in apg and 40th in FG% ... Had 10 20-point efforts and 3 double-doubles ... Team-leader in apg and spg, while finishing 3rd in ppg and FG% ... Led the club in scoring 8 times and in assts on 34 occasions ... Posted career-highs in virtually every statistical category - ppg (12.6), apg (4.9), rpg (2.4), spg (1.6), bpg (0.6) and FG% (.476) ... With 21-point effort (also 3 rebs, 2 assts, 2 blks and 1 stl) v/LAC (4/24), put together back-to-back 20-plus point efforts for the first time in his career ... Posted 23 pts (season-high tying 9-14 FGs, 1-2 3FGs, 4-6 FTs), 6 assts, 3 rebs and 1 blk, while tying his career-best with 5 stls for the fifth time this year v/NY (4/22) ... Had 19 pts, 10 assts, 6 rebs, 2 stls and 2 blks @Tor (4/16) ... Tied career-best with 24 pts (season-high tying 9-16 FGs), while posting a season-best 11 assts, 5 rebs, 2 stls and 1 blk v/Det (4/6) ... Tied career-high with 3 blks, adding 11 pts, 7 assts, 3 stls and 2 rebs v/NY (3/30) ... Played a career-high 53 mins in the 4OT win v/Utah (3/25), finishing with 18 pts (career-best 10-11 FTs), 9 assts and season-best 7 rebs ... Knocked down a season-best tying 9-11 FGs, 4-4 3FGs and 2-2 FTs for 24 pts, adding 4 assts, 1 reb and 1 stl, @NO (1/29), tying career-highs in pts and 3FGM ... Recorded 20 pts (season-high tying 9-13 FGs), 5 rebs, 3 stls and 1 blk @SA (1/25) ... Dished out 10 assts to go along with 20 pts, 3 rebs, 3 stls and 1 blk v/Minn (1/14) ... Finished with 22 pts, 6 assts, 2 stls and 1 reb (9-12 FGs, 4-5 FTs) v/NJ (12/30), tying a season-high in FGM ... SEASON HIGHS: 24 pts (2x), 7 rebs v/Utah (3/25), 11 assts v/Det (4/6), 5 stls (5x), 3 blks v/NY (3/30), 9 FGM (5x), 4 3FGM @NO (1/29), 10 FTM v/Utah (3/25), 53 mins v/Utah (3/25).

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Through three seasons, averaging 6.9 ppg, 2.8 apg, 1.6 rpg and 0.9 spg in 18.7 mpg (.451 FG%, .332 3FG%, .779 FT%), appearing in 207 games (76 starts) ... Has never missed a game due to injury ... CAREER HIGHS: 24 pts (4x), 8 rebs v/Ind (12/11/10), 15 assts v/Clev (4/14/10), 5 stls (6x), 3 blks (2x), 11 FGM (2x), 4 3FGM (2x), 10 FTM v/Utah (3/25/12), 53 mins v/Utah (3/25/12) ... In 2010-11, the crafty second-year guard averaged 5.2 ppg, 2.0 apg and 1.5 rpg in 13.8 mpg (.438 FG%, .375 3FG%, .794 FT%) ... Scored in double-figures 12 times, including 3 20-point efforts ... Averaged 8.4 ppg, 3.3 apg, 2.7 rpg and 1.7 spg (.362 FG%, .400 3FG%, .765 FT%) in 7 starting assignments ... Picked up his play over the last two months of the year, averaging 7.0 ppg and 2.3 apg (.474 FG%, .500 3FG%) in Mar., and following that up with 9.4 ppg and 2.3 apg (.462 FG%) in Apr. ... Led the team in assists 4 times and scoring on 3 occasions ... Scored 17 of his 21 pts in the fourth quarter, hitting 7-10 FGs and season-high 7-9 FTs @Ind (4/8) ... In his rookie campaign (2009-10), finished the year averaging 3.2 ppg, 1.7 apg and 0.9 rpg in 10.1 mpg (.396 FG%, .837 FT%), playing in 71 games (3 starts) ... Ranked 10th among rookies in assists ... Led the team in scoring (1x) and assists (6x) ... Averaged 12.7 ppg, 7.3 apg and 3.3 rpg in his three starting assignments ... Finished off the season in style, setting career-highs in several categories with a 24-point, 15-assist, 5-rebound effort v/Clev (4/14), hitting 11-19 FGs (1-4 3FGs) and 1-2 FTs, playing in all 48 minutes.

PLAYOFF HISTORY: In 23 career postseason games (12 starts), has put in 8.4 ppg, 2.5 apg and 1.8 rpg in 22.7 mpg (.446 FG%, .345 3FG%, .857 FT%) ... Started all six games against Boston in 2012, and put in 14.0 ppg, 4.2 apg and 3.7 rpg in 37.5 mpg (.411 FG%, .412 3FG%, .895 FT%) ... Scored playoff career-best 23 pts in game 3 (5/4/12) ... In the 2011 postseason, appeared in eight games (six starts), and compiled 11.8 ppg, 3.5 apg and 2.1 rpg in 29.8 mpg (.514 FG%, .826 FT%) ... Had a breakout second round vs. Chicago (in place of the injured Kirk Hinrich), and tallied 14.8 ppg, 4.2 apg, 2.8 rpg and 1.0 spg in 38.2 mpg (.537 FG%, .842 FT%), while squaring off head-to-head against NBA MVP Derrick Rose ... Averaged 1.8 ppg and 6.6 mpg (.333 FG%, .400 3FG%) in nine playoff contests against Milwaukee and Orlando in the 2010 postseason ... PLAYOFF CAREER HIGHS: 23 pts @Bos (5/4/12), 6 rebs v/Bos (4/29/12), 7 assts @Chi (5/10/11), 3 stls @Chi (5/4/11), 2 blks (3x), 9 FGM @Bos (5/4/12), 2 3FGM (4x), 6 FTM @Chi (5/4/11), 47 mins @Bos (5/4/12).

COLLEGIATE CAREER: Teague was named Honorable Mention All-America by Associated Press after his breakout sophomore season (2008-09), when he averaged team-highs of 18.8 ppg, 3.5 apg and 1.9 spg, hitting team-best .441 3FGs and .817 FTs (made .485 FGs) ... Named All-ACC Second Team ... Helped Wake achieve a No. 1 national ranking ... Scored in double-digits in last 35 games of his career ... Finished with 12 games of 20-points-or-more ... Led team in scoring 17 times and in assists 15 games ... Just missed a triple-double with 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assists against Baylor ... As a freshman in 2007-08, averaged 13.9 ppg and was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team ... Named ACC Rookie of the Week on four occasions ... Led team with 55 steals for an average of 1.8 per game ... Ranked second on the team with 74 total assists ... Scored 20-points-or-more in six games, and led the team in scoring 10 games.

PERSONAL: Born in Indianapolis, IN ... Son of Shawn and Carol Teague ... Has two brothers and two sisters ... Brother Marquis plays for the Brooklyn Nets ... Father played at Missouri and Boston University, where he was coached by Rick Pitino ...Majored in religion at Wake Forest ... Favorite movie is “Boyz n the Hood,” while Denzel Washington is his top actor ... Enjoys listening to R&B and hip-hop, especially Jay-Z ... A big fan of his hometown Indianapolis Colts ... Would like to meet Muhammad Ali ... Says he is afraid of haunted houses ... On twitter @Teague0

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Height: 6'2''/ 1.88m
Weight: 181 lbs./ 82.1 kg
Born: June 10, 1988
From: Wake Forest University
Draft: 1st Round (19th pick) 2009 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2009
Years Pro: 5
Previous Teams:
  Atlanta Hawks 2009 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Wake Forest/USA

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