Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 9:00 am  |  7 responses

Sebastian Telfair Close to Joining the Phoenix Suns

According to the Arizona Republic, the Suns and Bassy will soon be joining forces: “[Sebastian] Telfair appears to be in line to sign a contract Friday with Phoenix to become the latest [Steve] Nash backup. The 26-year-old has been in the league since he was drafted 13th overall by Portland in 2004, but unfulfilled potential and hype have sent him through Boston, Minnesota, Los Angeles, Cleveland and Minnesota again. The Suns made the 6-foot unrestricted free agent their primary-point-guard target as an inexpensive option for a team over the salary cap. Telfair averaged 7.2 points and 3.0 assists in 19.2 minutes per game last season for Minnesota. He played only 37 games, moving out of the rotation for the second half of the season because the Timberwolves had signed Luke Ridnour and drafted Jonny Flynn. Telfair, an average defender at best, shot 40 percent from the field and 36 percent on 3-pointers. ‘We are moving closer,’ Telfair’s agent, Andy Miller, said Wednesday night. ‘I anticipate us being able to put something together on Friday. We’re having advanced dialogue.’”

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  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    So, next up he’ll play for New Jersey right? Then the Knicks? Since he’s doing the Marbury-lite trip, via Minnesota and Boston already.

  • underdog

    Maybe it’s too late, but now he’s going to have the chance to learn from Nash.

  • ALEX80

    FAITH. It’s all about faith. In Seb We thrust

  • MIGZ

    Telfair’s my dude i expect him to pick it up now. good luck bassy!

  • Rainman

    he can play well in a loose environment like the Suns…

    im more upset about losing Grant Hill to the Knicks…we need to pick up Richard JEfferson off waivers! (not a Grant Hill, but okay…)

  • mechsican


  • DMC14

    we lost hill? to the knicks? why are all suns assets going to the knicks? hopefully telfair will mean the suns are gonna turn around like they did with marbury.