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Sebastian Telfair | Guard

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 170
College: None
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The Oklahoma City Thunder have officially signed Sebastian Telfair.
Telfair's deal was officially announced by executive vice president and general manager Sam Presti on Tuesday, while the the terms of the deal were not announced, as per team policy. The 29-year-old averaged 36.3 minutes, 26.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 2.0 steals in 35 games with Tianjin Ronggang of the Chinese Basketball Association last season, but won't have much fantasy value in standard leagues while backing up Russell Westbrook and Reggie Jackson. Jul 15 - 1:15 PM

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Thunder sign G Sebastian Telfair.

According to sources, the 29-year-old former lottery pick has signed a deal with the Thunder for the veteran's minimum. Telfair has played with seven different teams over eight NBA seasons and most recently played with Tianjin Ronggang of the Chinese Basketball Association. He will serve as a solid bench option for the Thunder, but his fantasy value is essentially non-existent barring an alien abduction of Russell Westbrook and Reggie Jackson.
Jul 3 - 10:30 AM

The Grizzlies are interested in Sebastien Telfair, according to head coach Dave Joerger.

The Coney Island playground legend most recently played with Tianjin Ronggang of the Chinese Basketball Association, but it sounds like the could be back in the NBA soon with Joerger's latest comments. The 29-year-old has averaged 7.4 points, 1.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 0.7 steals in nine seasons with seven different teams in his NBA career and while he could serve as a decent rotation player for the Grizzlies, he doesn't hold much fantasy value.
Jun 19 - 12:42 PM

Sebastian Telfair signed a one-year deal with Tianjin of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Telfair will get a chance to come back to the NBA in late February when the CBA season ends.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 10:44:00 PM

Sebastian Telfair is reportedly drawing interest from the Celtics, Lakers and Spurs.

With training camp less than a month away, signing Telfair looks to be a low cost move to add backcourt depth. It would likely take multiple injuries for "Bassy", and his career 7.4 ppg, to have any fantasy relevance this season.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 12:01:00 PM

The Heat have expressed interest in signing Sebastian Telfair.

The buzz on Telfair as a backup point guard has subsided for close to a month. The Knicks were close on Telfair back in early July, but nothing came of it. The Heat would have to sign him to a cheap deal, which is something that should be expected for the 28-year-old guard.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 03:24:00 PM

Sebastian Telfair might not be joining the Knicks due to financial reasons.

He said "I'm heading home" on his Twitter over the weekend, which attracted some attention to the Brooklyn native. Telfair would likely have to sign at the veteran minimum with the Knicks' mid-level exception almost completely gone.
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 09:31:00 AM

Sebastian Telfair would certainly consider playing for the Knicks next season, according to his agent Andy Miller.

"He certainly would consider the Knicks strongly," Miller said. Telfair went to Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn and jumped straight to the pros, but this would be the first time he calls NY home as he enters his 10th season in the NBA. He would just provide depth and would not have fantasy value in almost all leagues.
Source: NY Post.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 09:08:00 AM

The Knicks and Nets have both expressed interest in unrestricted FA Sebastian Telfair.

Telfair was born in Brooklyn but it's not likely that he'll give the Nets a hometown discount -- at 28 years old, coming off a season in which he averaged 15 minutes in 59 appearances, he'll be looking for the most money and minutes available. He earned $1.6 million last season.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 02:37:00 PM

Sebastian Telfair (knee) returned from a four-game absence with 10 points on Sunday, hitting two 3-pointers and handing out three assists in 16 minutes.

He even knocked down a few 3-pointers, but he's only averaging 13 minutes in eight games with Toronto and remains an unlikely source of value while Kyle Lowry is playing.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 09:11:00 PM

Sebastian Telfair is reportedly dealing with a minor knee injury.

Telfair hasn't played in either of the last two games, but it's not clear if it's due to the injury or a coach's decision. Either way, Telfair isn't a fantasy asset, and if he is forced to miss time, John Lucas III would soak up all of the backup point guard minutes.
Source: Toronto Sun
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 09:31:00 AM

Sebastian Telfair got his first substantial playing time for the Raptors and burned his former team for 13 points, seven assists, four steals and three 3-pointers on 5-of-12 shooting in 27 minutes on Wednesday.

Kyle Lowry didn't even score in the first half and Telfair had a score to settle with the Suns, who traded him to Toronto, forcing him to leave his family behind in Arizona. While tonight's line was interesting, this was a bizarre game and we doubt Telfair buzzkills Lowry on many nights going forward. Leave him on waivers for now.
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 01:02:00 AM

Sebastian Telfair took part in shootaround on Monday and is "ready to go."

Telfair had been battling the flu, but he's ready to go for his new team now.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 11:40:00 AM

The Raptors have reportedly acquired Sebastian Telfair from the Suns, in exchange for Hamed Haddadi.

Telfair shores up the Raptors' bench, where he and John Lucas III will share backup PG duties. He was averaging 6.0 points on 38.1 percent shooting with Phoenix this year, and he remains a dubious source of fantasy value.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 02:08:00 PM

The Raptors have "emerged as the frontrunner" to trade for Sebastian Telfair, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Telfair has a nonexistent role with the Suns and has only played in two games during February. If dealt to Toronto, he'd serve as depth behind Kyle Lowry and John Lucas III.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 09:29:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Reggie Jackson
3Sebastian Telfair
4Semaj Christon
SG1Anthony Morrow
2Jeremy Lamb
SF1Kevin Durant
2Perry Jones
3Josh Huestis
4Andre Roberson
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Nick Collison
3Grant Jerrett
C1Kendrick Perkins
2Steven Adams
3Mitch McGary