Report: Nets working to unload Marquis Teague

Marquis Teague

The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers are engaged in talks that would sent third-string point guard Marquis Teague to the 76ers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The report adds that the Nets likely would receive nothing “of significance” in return for Teague, who they acquired from the Chicago Bulls on January 21st for Tornike Shengelia.

The 21-year-old Teague played in 21 games for the Nets in the 2013-14 season, averaging 3.0 points and 1.4 assists in 9.6 minutes per game, mostly in garbage time. His career player efficiency rating of 4.8 is the lowest in NBA history of any player that’s played more than 82 games.

Teague’s departure could signal that the Nets prefer Jorge Gutierrez as their third-string guard. Gutierrez is on a non-guaranteed contract and unloading Teague without adding a player would allow them to retain him along with Cory Jefferson and Jerome Jordan, who both played more in preseason than Gutierrez.