Ferry: Courts obstacle courses and not safe (updated)

SACRAMENTO - Hawks general manager Danny Ferry was troubled after point guard Jeff Teague was injured tripping over a baseline attendant during the first quarter of Tuesday’s game.

Teague suffered a left ankle sprain and briefly left for the locker room to be re-taped. He returned in the second quarter.

Ferry was visibly upset after the incident and followed Teague into the locker room.

“The courts can be obstacle courses because of the cameramen and team staff parked around its perimeter,” Ferry said. “It’s not safe. The league should address the issue more and I am hopeful they will in the near future. Until then teams need to do a better job enforcing the current standards. Player safety always has to be a huge priority.”

Teague said following the game he wasn’t sure who he tripped over.