Report: Nets work out Sebastian Telfair

Chris Humphreys, USA TODAY Sports
Chris Humphreys, USA TODAY Sports
Chris Humphreys, USA TODAY Sports

The Brooklyn Nets have worked out former NBA player Sebastian Telfair at the team’s veteran mini-camp, according to Michael Scotto.

A 31-year-old point guard, Telfair had a nine-year NBA career after being a late lottery pick in the 2004 draft. During his time in the NBA, he played for nine different teams, averaging 7.4 points, 3.5 assists, and 1.6 rebounds over his career.

Most recently, Telfair played one year ago with Xinyiang in China, where he averaged 19.9 points and 4.5 assists in 22 games in his last year. In 2014, he was the Oklahoma City Thunder’s backup to Russell Westbrook and he was once hailed as the next LeBron James before he even entered the league.

Donald Sloan and Shane Larkin are both unrestricted free agents, while Jarrett Jack is still rehabbing from January’s torn ACL — so the need for a cheap point guard is certainly in play. If the Nets sign Telfair, he’ll be the first Brooklyn-raised player to be on the roster since the move.

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