ESPN reported Wednesday the Knicks were one of the teams that have talked to Atlanta about the All-Star guard. A source described the talks to ESPN as “casual” and said they have been going on for several days.
It’s unclear what New York might offer in the trade or if any other point guards might be on its radar.
The Knicks could use an upgrade to 34-year-old starting point guard Jose Calderon, who is averaging 7.5 points and 4 assists per game. This season, Teague, 27, is averaging 14.3 points and 5.6 assists per contest.
Teague, however, struggled in the playoffs last season, and Atlanta has promising backup point guard Dennis Schroder (10.9 ppg, 4.8 apg) waiting in the wings.
This isn’t the first time the Knicks have expressed an interest in Teague. They reportedly considered trading for him in 2014. That was before Phil Jackson took over as team president.
Teague is under contract through the 2016-17 season and make $8 million a year.
The trade deadline is Feb. 18.
The Knicks are 22-25 this season and trail Indiana by two games for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot.