The Minnesota Timberwolves wasted no time finding Ricky Rubio's replacement. A day after trading the point guard to the Jazz, the T-Wolves reportedly reached an agreement with free-agent Jeff Teague.
According to ESPN, the three-year deal is worth $57 million and includes a player option for the third year. That's a substantial raise for Teague, who earned $8.8 million last season in his only year with the Indiana Pacers, his hometown team. He spent the first seven seasons of his NBA career with the Hawks.
Teague, 29, was regarded as one of the top free-agent point guards this offseason. He averaged 15.3 points per game last season, with a career-high 7.8 assists per game.
The Timberwolves' trade of Rubio freed up salary for Teague. While not as adept a passer as Rubio, Teague is a legitimate scoring threat from outside, something Rubio struggled to provide in Minnesota.