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Report: Timberwolves sign Jeff Teague to three-year, $57 million deal

Caption: Apr 17, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Jeff Teague (44) drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) during the first half in game two of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

The Minnesota Timberwolves have their point guard for the long haul: Jeff Teague. At the onset of free agency on Friday morning, Teague signed with the Timberwolves for three years and $57 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (yes, that feels weird to type).

After they traded Ricky Rubio to the Utah Jazz earlier. This signing gives Minnesota a fourth member its starting five for the upcoming season: Teague, Jimmy Butler, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns. As of now, the power forward spot is up for grabs, though Nemanja Bjelica is likely the early frontrunner.

In any case, this is a pretty impressive group, especially with Tom Thibodeau coaching. Given that the Timberwolves can still get better over the coming days, it would be very surprising now if they didn’t make their first playoff appearance since 2004.

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Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.