Hawks Decline Kings Trade Offer Of Jason Thompson

With a hat tip to Ziller at Sactown Royalty, ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting that the Atlanta Hawks turned down a potential swap of Jason Thompson and Jeff Teague. According to Stein:

Thompson is averaging just 15.4 minutes per game off the bench and has been shopped by the Kings, who according to one source with knowledge of the talks offered the 6-11, 250-pounder to Atlanta in a deal featuring young point guard Jeff Teague. The Hawks declined.

I’m not really sure what to make of this rumor. Personally, I think Thompson is a better player and holds more value of the two. I’ve never been a huge Teague fan – not saying he sucks, but, I’d like to think Thompson has more value than Teague.

Along with that, I have trouble seeing what role the Kings have planned for Teague. He’s not a shooter, far from it actually, so I’m not really sure how he fits what the Kings are attempting to do.

Seems like an odd rumor. I wouldn’t expect the Kings to have much interest in Teague – I wouldn’t expect the Kings to trade Thompson for Teague – and I wouldn’t expect Atlanta to decline that offer.

Which means it’s probably legit. lolz.

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