Nets reach out to Brooklyn’s Sebastian Telfair

Posted on: July 1st, 2013 by Devin Kharpertian Comments

Sebastian Telfair

Telfair at Lincoln HS (AP)

The Brooklyn Nets reached out to free agent point guard Sebastian Telfair about their backup point guard position, according to Alex Kennedy of HOOPSWORLD.

Telfair was born in Brooklyn, attending Lincoln High School in Coney Island. He began last season with the Phoenix Suns, getting traded on February 21st to the Toronto Raptors. He is an unrestricted free agent. The Nets would likely offer him no more than a veteran's minimum contract, promising him the allure of playing for his true home team.

The report was retweeted by ASM Sports, the agency that represents Telfair. ASM Sports also represents Andray Blatche, Kevin Garnett, and Reggie Evans.

In 59 games, Telfair averaged 12.2 points, 5.6 assists, and 3.1 rebounds per 36 minutes last season, shooting 39.1% from the field and 35.3% from three-point range (which constituted just about half of his total field goal attempts).

With C.J. Watson on the outs and only Tyshawn Taylor and Jason Terry, it makes sense for the Nets to look at at least one more facilitator in spot minutes. Telfair would take a slight pay cut to play for the minimum, but he may not get an offer above that from anywhere else, and the allure of not only playing at home, but being the first Brooklyn-born Brooklyn Nets player may sway Telfair over the edge.

Comments

  1. avatar gmadhere says:

    I’ll take him as a backup. Seems like he’s matured. Maybe he even buys a place in BK to live. :-)

  2. avatar TheOneJDoc says:

    I think Shaun Livingston has a little more upside, but I always thought Telfair underachieved.  I wouldn’t be upset with Telfair as the back up, although I do think it’s a downgrade from CJ Watson.  Either way, I really hope Tyshaun can evolve into a sufficient back up to Deron Williams.  With his speed an athleticism, it would be great if he could push an up tempo game to mix it up with the second unit.  Hopefully TT shows this year, he’s a capable player, like a young Ty Lawson did behind Andre Miller a few years back.

  3. avatar TanteMcNeil says:

    Really Brooklyn!  You are making the same mistake you made last season.  Loading up on back-ups to Deron Williams. You already have the right man for the job.  You knew it when you signed him. Tyshawn Taylor is the best back-up for Deron.  Stop second guessing your decision. Give Tyshawn the ball and the position, that is if you really are about what you say you are.  Now I am not saying you should not aquire Telfair, just nat as a back up to Deron.   Let him back up Tyshawn.