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Hawks Sign PG Jeff Teague To Extension

The Atlanta Hawks extended the contract of second-year PG Jeff Teague for another season. In other news, grass is green and rain is wet, but we don't get press releases about those kind of things.

In the aforementioned press release, the team won't disclose Teague's salary per team policy. However, per NBA policy, Teague is slotted to make $1,579,920 according to That's based on where he was slotted when he was selected with the No. 19 overall pick in that NBA draft-thing two years ago.

Teague had a bit of a coming out party in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Chicago Bulls, averaging 14.8 points per game in the six-game set. Of course, the former Wake Forest standout was given a chance to start because Kirk Hinrich was hurt. Otherwise, he has seen limited minutes in Atlanta's rotation.

Teague averaged 4.2 points per game, 1.8 assists per game and 1.2 rebounds per game in 144 career games point with the Hawks.

The Atlanta point guard should see extended minutes in the 2011-12 campaign (if there is one) and may take over the starting role from Hinrich, who is in the final year of his contract.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.