There must be something wrong with the Minnesota commentators, because they went the entire game without saying anything like “Jeff Teague gives you something that Ricky didn’t,” or “That’s something Ricky Rubio could never really do.” Usually when Jeff Teague calmly walks up to the three-point line in transition and bombs a triple, one of Jim Petersen or Dave Benz will take the opportunity to throw Rubio under the bus for never being able to shoot. And when Teague slices through the defense for an easy layup, that would be a perfect time to bring up Rubio’s abysmal percentages at the rim.
Have they moved on from Rubio now? Is there no need to impress upon the casual fan watching the games that Teague is an improvement over the Sexy Spaniard? Because he totally is. These assist numbers are just as good as the ones Rubio was getting in Minnesota. Teague might not be as physically attractive as Rubio, (he looks like a mutant frog, but not the good kind of mutant frog like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), but he has proven to be an acceptable fit next to the Wigbuttowns trio.
P.S. Thanks Jeff Teague for not having any free throws in this game.