In the summer of 2013, the Bucks wanted to bring guard Jeff Teague to Milwaukee. They signed the Atlanta Hawks guard to an offer sheet of four years and $32 million.
The Hawks rebuffed the Bucks’ effort, matching the contract and keeping Teague.
The deal worked out well for Teague at the time. He didn’t suffer through the 2013-14 season that saw the Bucks post a league-worst 15-67 record. A year later, with Mike Budenholzer at the helm, the Hawks posted the Eastern Conference’s best record at 60-22.
Budenholzer moved to the Bucks this past summer, and Teague moved to the Indiana Pacers for the 2016-17 season before going to the Timberwolves in the summer of 2017.
The man who might have been a Buck in 2013 had to endure a Friday night at the Target Center as the Bucks built a lead of 34 points in the third quarter.