UPDATE: Jeff Teague Avoids Suspension for ‘Punching’ Nemanja Bjelica

by November 11, 2015

UPDATE: Jeff Teague’s smack of Nemanja Bjelica has been upgraded to a Flagrant Foul 2, and he will not face any additional disciplinary action from the League.


In the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 117-107 road win Monday night in Atlanta, Hawks guard Jeff Teague swung and connected with Nemanja Bjelica’s grill late in the fourth quarter.

No call was made, but the NBA is reviewing the “punch” and the All-Star could face punishment.

Teague finished with 24 points and nine assists in the loss.

Per the AJC:

Hawks guard Jeff Teague should have been called for a personal foul, which the NBA labeled “punching” against Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica, in the final seconds of a 117-107 loss Monday. The play is under review by league Basketball Operations.


The league issued its Last Two Minutes report on the game Tuesday.


The report stated an incorrect non-call that Teague should have been called for a foul on Bjelica with 1:16 remaining. It then stated an incorrect non-call when Teague made contact, a punch it stated, with Bjelica after a rebound with 1:15 remaining and that the play was being reviewed by the league.