Report: Celtics sign point guard Jeff Teague

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By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com

Less than an hour after losing backup point guard Brad Wanamaker in free agency, the Celtics have found a replacement and potential upgrade.

Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe is reporting the team has signed point guard Jeff Teague. The terms of the deal were not immediately available.

Teague spent last season with the Atlanta Hawks after stops with the Timberwolves and Pacers. He was originally drafted by the Hawks with the 19th overall pick in 2009.

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The 32-year-old played in 59 games last season, split between Atlanta and Minnesota. He averaged 10.9 points and 5.2 assists per game, while shooting 43.6-percent from the field. In 12 NBA seasons, he is a 35.6 percent three-point shooter.

Teague will compete with Tremont Waters, Carsen Edwards, and Payton Pritchard for minutes behind Kemba Walker. As the veteran of the group, he should enter with an upper hand given the abbreviated training camp and preseason.

Danny Ainge has now made a pair of veteran signings in free agency, after adding Tristan Thompson earlier on Saturday. The day started with Gordon Hayward agreeing to a four-year, $120 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets.

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