The Atlanta Hawks have acquired Jeff Teague in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Throughout his career, Crabbe is a 38.9% shooter from beyond the arc, which is a skill the Wolves have badly needed.
They could choose to bring up one of their young guards from the G League like Jaylen Nowell or Jordan McLaughlin, or they could be setting themselves up to make another deal where they bring in one more player than they send out.
The Hawks have been scouring the marketplace for a backup point guard to ease the burden on Trae Young.
Teague previously played for the Hawks before he was traded to the Indiana Pacers.
Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic also pointed out that this deal opens up a roster spot for the Wolves, but it's hard to predict what Minnesota wants to do with that flexibility.
The addition of Crabbe will give the floundering Wolves a fresh face as they try to rally after an underwhelming first half of the 2019-20 campaign. Teague is in the final season of a three-year, $57 million deal. In his 33 games with the Wolves, Graham averaged 5.2 points per game on 35% shooting from the field, including an abysmal 24% from beyond the 3-point arc.
Graham has found his way into the rotation of the Wolves, Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets over the past three seasons.