After a break-out performance in the second-round of the playoffs against NBA MVP Derrick Rose, the progression of Jeff Teague at point guard is one of the few spots where the Atlanta Hawks can hope for significant internal improvement.
Unfortunately, Teague sprained his ankle in practice Wednesday, and his availability for the near future is in question:
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#Hawks G Jeff Teague left practice with L ankle inj. Day-to-day. Larry Drew: "Not sure of the severity of it right now."
Teague, a 6'2 180 point guard out of Wake Forest, was a first-round draft pick of the Hawks in 2009.
He did not receive much floor time in his first few seasons, playing behind Mike Bibby, Jamal Crawford and later Kirk Hinrich in a crowded Hawks back-court, but Hinrich's injury in the 2011 playoffs gave him an opportunity to show what he could do.
In nine playoff games, Teague averaged 11.8 points and 3.5 assists on 51% shooting, providing a much-needed dose of athleticism at the point guard position.