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"I feel like when you look back down the road, I’m going to be the best point guard taken in this draft," Teague said.
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The Atlanta Hawks have been set back by passing on talented point guards in the past, but they may have finally found their guy for the future in Jeff Teague with the 19th overall selection.
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"I'm very happy for James and Jeff and both of their families," Coach Dino Gaudio of the Deacons said through the Wake Forest media-relations department. "I'm very appreciative of their parents entrusting our coaching staff with their sons the last two years. "We are happy to have helped these two young men fulfill their dreams. We wish them the very best and will follow their professional careers very closely. They join a long line of successful Wake Forest alumni in the NBA."
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"I’m going to run the floor with them, get to the rim when I can," Johnson said. "I feel like I can help Derrick Rose out." It is unclear which forward position Johnson projects at long-term. Forman said he could play either depending on the situation. "In my mind I’m a small forward, but if they need me at the strong forward position, that’s what I’ll be," Johnson said.
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"We love James' versatility," general manager Gar Forman said. "He can play small forward. He can play power forward. He can play inside. He can play outside. "At his size (6 feet 7 3/4 inches and 257 pounds), he can rebound the ball, put it on the floor and push it in transition. He can penetrate. He's a very good passer for a big guy. He can make plays for himself and his teammates off the dribble.