Marquis Teague is getting the LeBron James treatment. Okay not exactly, but he is very much desired at least by two teams.
The Utah Jazz and the Minnesota Timberwolves are rumored into being interested in trading for the second-year player. He didn’t exactly “wow” teams last season, but the potential that he showed in college (Kentucky) is good enough to warrant some desire, it appears.
The Jazz seem to be the most interested because their projected starting point guard Trey Burke is now sidelined with a broken right finger, he’s expected to miss a significant amount of time. The Wolves are more interested in Teague because they want depth at the position. Minnesota has Ricky Rubio and J.J. Barea, but apparently are looking for a third-string guy.
Marquis Teague struggled Saturday night against the Wizards and, with the Jazz’s Trey Burke fracturing his right finger Saturday, ESPN.com speculated the Jazz could pursue trade talks for Teague. A league source said the Timberwolves also have shown interest in the past in Teague.
It’s pretty obvious that if in fact any team trades for Teague, he won’t be able to contribute much right away. He’s only 20-years-old and doesn’t have much experience playing in the NBA.