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NBA free agency roundup: Jeff Teague gets big offer from Bucks, Andrei Kirilenko chooses less money for chance to win with Nets

07.12.13 at 11:49 am ET
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Jeff Teague

Jeff Teague

Another day, another dollar — lots of dollars.

Free agent Jeff Teague could be taking his talents to Milwaukee, with a four-year, $32 million offer sheet from the Bucks the motivation. The Hawks, the team that drafted Teague out of Wake Forest in 2009, have three days to match that deal or lose the 25-year-old who has served as their point guard the last two seasons.

“As we have consistently said, we value Jeff,” Hawks general manager Danny Ferry told The Associated Press. “We are in the process of putting together what we believe is a strong foundation for this team and will make the best decision moving forward for our organization.”

In 2012-13, Teague averaged 14.8 points and 7.2 assists per game. Should Teague indeed end up with the Bucks, he will re-join Larry Drew, the former Hawks coach who signed with Milwaukee in late May.

The Nets continued to add to their veteran presence by luring forward Andrei Kirilenko with a one-year contract worth $3.2 million, according to multiple reports. Kirilenko would also have a player option for a second year.

Kirilenko has ties to Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, with the 32-year-old having previously played with CSKA Moscow, a Russian professional team that Prokhorov used to own.

To help fill the void created by Kirilenko opting out of the last year and $10 million of his deal with Minnesota, the Timberwolves and Ronny Turiaf agreed to a two-year deal worth $3.2 million, according to the Minnesota Star Tribune. The 30-year-old center/forward has been something of a journeyman since the Lakers drafted him in 2005, having spent his eight professional seasons with six different teams.

Most recently, Turiaf saw his playing time decrease to about 10 minutes per game — well under his career average of 16.8 — while averaging 1.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in 65 games with the Clippers.

Meanwhile, Minnesota’s former team is making dreams come true. The Lakers and shooting guard Nick Young — who grew up in Los Angeles and “always dreamed of playing for” the Lakers, agent Mark Bartelstein told USA Today — agreed to a one-year deal good for $1.18 million. That news came around the same time the Lakers cut ties with Metta World Peace.

Young previously had a stint in Los Angeles, getting into 22 games with the Clippers With the 76ers in 2012-13, 6-foot-6 Young played a career-low 59 games but was about on par with his long-term averages with 10.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest.

Manu Ginobili confirmed to the world Thursday — via Twitter — that he is staying with the Spurs for two more years. He reportedly contemplated retirement during a particularly low point during a down postseason, but $7 million per year convinced him otherwise.

A number of other deals were made official Thursday, including the league’s Sixth Man of the Year, J.R. Smith, and his four-year, $25 million contract with the Knicks, plus forward J.J. Hickson — fresh off the best season of his career with 12.7 points and 10.4 rebounds with the Trail Blazers — getting three years from the Nuggets.

The Hawks signed first-round pick Dennis Schroeder.

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