Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:
Free agent guard Jeff Teague is signing with Milwaukee, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 29, 2021
This reunites Teague and Bucks Mike Budenholzer, who coached Teague with the Hawks.
But – in a theme with buyout players – Teague is no longer near his All-Star level. The 32-year-old underwhelmed in Boston and really struggled in a second stint in Atlanta last season.
Perhaps, he’ll perform better in Budenholzer’s system. Plus, Milwaukee is desperate for a backup point guard.
Presumably, the Bucks will still sign Austin Rivers. Rivers is better than Teague at this point and miscast as a true point guard, anyway. Milwaukee could use another roster spot on Rivers, who’s best as a defensive-oriented combo guard.
The Bucks might still have to rely on a combination of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Donte DiVincenzo for playmaking when starting point guard Jrue Holiday rests in the playoffs. But Teague provides regular-season depth and at least has a chance of playing well enough to crack the postseason rotation.