Jeff Teague recently met with new Hawks general manager Danny Ferry and came away excited about the direction of the team.

Ferry has begun to unload and rebuild the roster he inherited by trading Joe Johnson and Marvin Williams.

“He told me he was looking forward to working with me and he really liked my game,” Teague said. “He didn’t know how the trade and stuff would go but he knew I was going to be a focal point.”

Teague will be joined by Anthony Morrow or Devin Harris in Atlanta's backcourt.

“We all can score the basketball,” Teague said. “We don’t really have a big two right now. We have a lot of shooters but Joe was a big two. We are just going to have to do it all collectively with Joe and Al and [now] I feel like I can be an elite point guard.”