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Teague agrees to deal with the Timberwolves

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Hours after trading away Ricky Rubio, the Minnesota Timberwolves have found their next point guard. The team has come to an agreement with free agent Jeff Teague to a three-year deal worth $55 million.

The Timberwolves traded Rubio to the Utah Jazz on Friday afternoon for a 2018 first-round draft pick. Teague was their focus almost immediately after making the deal.

Jeff Teague (Getty Images)

Jeff Teague (Getty Images)

Teague is the latest addition to the Wolves. He’s going to run the point with a starting cast that includes Jimmy Butler — who was recently acquired by the Chicago Bulls — Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns.

The Wolves finished with a 31-51 record last season. They were last in the NBA’s Northwest Division, 20 games behind the Utah Jazz with a 51-31 record.

The Teague and Butler additions means that Tom Thibodeau is attempting to make their first playoff appearance since the 2003-04 season. They lost 4-2 to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals that year.

The 29-year-old will be joining his third team. He has previously played seven seasons with the Atlanta Hawks and this past season with the Indiana Pacers following a multi-team trade last summer.

With the Pacers, he played in a career-high 82 games, all starts, where he averaged 15.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 7.8 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.4 blocks.

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