NBA Rumor: Sebastian Telfair getting interest from the Lakers and Spurs

Brooklyn's Sebastian Telfair is still a free agent, but is drawing interest from some elite teams. AP Photo.

Brooklyn’s Sebastian Telfair is still a free agent, but is drawing interest from some elite teams. AP Photo.

Brooklyn’s Sebastian Telfair is still a free agent, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to be forced into signing with a mediocre team as the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs have both expressed interested in the point guard, according to Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld.com.

Telfair, 28, is entering his 10th season in the NBA and has averaged 12.3 points, 5.8 assists, and 1.2 steals per 36 minutes while shooting 39.1 percent in that time. He split last season between the Sun and the Raptors and averaged 12.2 points and 5.6 rebounds and shot 36.2 percent in 59 games which is right about where his career averages are so even though some people say his game has started to slip there is little evidence for that.

It seems like team are looking at Telfair as more of a third-string point guard though. The Heat, Knicks, and Bulls all had interest in him earlier this offseason, but all three went with different backup point guards. Now the Lakers and Heat are considering him where he will be the third stringer if signed. Still, that could be important depth for a championship team, especially with his veteran presence, which is why these two teams are considering him.


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