Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 9:10 am  |  13 responses

Sebastian Telfair to Play in China

According to Sebastian Telfair’s agent, Andy Miller, the veteran point guard is joining his cousin Stephon Marbury in China. Telfair inked a one-year deal with Tianjin of the Chinese Basketball Association. Per Yahoo! Sports: “Telfair, 28, has played for seven NBA teams since making the leap out of high school as the 13th pick in the 2004 NBA draft. Telfair will have the chance to run Tianjin’s offense and position himself for a return to the NBA in late February once the Chinese basketball season ends. ‘We wanted to make a move from a position of control, and allow Sebastian the chance to run a team this season before coming back [to the NBA],’ Miller said. Telfair will join another former first-round NBA pick, Shelden Williams, with Tianjin. Telfair was considered one of the best available unsigned players in the NBA’s free-agent class this summer, and should have several opportunities for backup point guard jobs available to him upon his return from China in early 2014. Through his nine NBA seasons, Telfair has averaged 7.4 points and 3.5 assists. He played parts of the 2012-13 season with Phoenix and Toronto.”

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  • Dfrance

    Kinda surprised no team gave Telfair a shot, he’s a pretty solid backup.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    if the heat signed telfair. then you gotta get a slam retro wtih lebron and teli in heat unis.

  • underdog

    They have already been on the same roster in Cleveland. They haven’t really played too much together, as I recall, because Bassy was injured.

  • AndyK415

    Telfair is actually turned himself into a really solid player. I think of him and Ridnour as real underrated backup point guards.

  • Saleem Rainman

    Do you like cheese?

  • BugEyes

    Trying to. be like his cousin starbury. China is where people end there careers its like an NBA nursing home

  • spit hot fiyah

    u are killing me today

  • spit hot fiyah

    end of an era

  • Daniel Noel

    pretty much

  • Bruce Wayne

    I laugh at ridiculous comments such as this like millions of people all over the world wouldn’t give anything to play pro ball for thousands of dollars while traveling the world

  • BugEyes

    Calm down my man it was a joke. I’d give my left nut to play pro ball anywhere

  • Bruce Wayne

    Ok gotcha. No worries..but I do see/ hear people all the time speak on overseas careers as if it’s something to sneeze at.

  • Millionaire12

    Telfair is one of the most energenic players in the NBA. He works hard at getting the Job done. He reminds me of a young Steve Nash in Dallas! He will return stronger than ever! “Your Guardian Angel”