Celtics have inquired about Atlanta's Teague, Horford

With the trade deadline looming, rumors are starting to fly about which NBA teams will be shaking up their rosters. One team to watch is the Atlanta Hawks.

Earlier this week, CelticsLife's Max Sandgrund laid out a potential trade for Horford, which now could have a little more weight to it. This week on The Vertical, Adrian Wojnarowski & Chris Mannix mentioned ATL may be considering breaking up the band.

According to Chris Mannix (via Jay King at MassLive), the Hawks are considering shuffling the deck and the Celtics have inquired about two of their largest assets-- Al Horford and Jeff Teague. During Friday's home game against Orlando, Mannix had this to say:

"Atlanta, I've been told, is ready to turn the page, to give the team to Dennis Schroeder, their young point guard,who is ready to step up and be a starter," Mannix said. "Teague is available because Teague has some value. He has another year left on his contract, about $8 million per year, and teams across the league are looking to get him.

"I've heard that Boston's inquired about several players with Atlanta, Teague and Al Horford. Teague might seem like a weird fit with this team because they already have point guards but he is an asset, he's someone the Celtics could be interested in. Horford, a little more difficult. It would be a gamble going after Al Horford because Al Horford is in the last year of his deal and he's going to command a salary north of $20 million next year. But as we know and as I just said, Danny Ainge is a gambling GM. He could make a move like that too."

The logjams in both the front and back courts could be cleared sooner rather than later.

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