Hawks make qualifying offer to Teague, not Johnson

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Hawks make qualifying offer to Teague, not Johnson

The Hawks have extended a qualifying offer to guard Jeff Teague, making him a restricted free agent, but not to forward/center Ivan Johnson.

The move allows the Hawks to match any offer to Teague from another team.

Johnson becomes an unrestricted free agent and is free to sign with any team, including the Hawks.

Teams had to make qualifying offers before July 1, the start of free agency. A qualifying offer constitutes a one-year guaranteed contract.

Teague played in 80 games last season, his fourth with the team after being drafted 19th overall in 2009. He averaged 14.6 points, third on the team. The point guard led the team with 7.2 assists per game. Johnson averaged 6.6 points and 3.9 rebounds in 69 games last season.

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