HoopsHype Sebastian Telfair rumors

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For Telfair, he already has been relegated to a non-rotation role to make way for first-round draft pick Kendall Marshall at backup point guard. Telfair came to Phoenix two years ago in hopes of playing in the playoffs for the first time. “If they’re a contender, and I’m going to get an opportunity to go compete in the playoffs and for the championship, then definitely, absolutely, right away,” Telfair said. “But other than that, I’d rather stay with my guys that I’m with right now.... I ain’t counting myself (out) as a Phoenix Sun yet.” Arizona Republic

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It has been fun for Telfair to be on the other side of a targeting defense. He always sought steals and had a competitive nature but he realizes that channeling that into a shut-down mentality has kept him in the rotation. “I’m out there denying the ball from guys where they aren’t getting as many touches,” Telfair said. “I like to see that frustration. It makes a guy do something different than he does every night. They push me plenty. I just get in a guy, lean on them, put my weight on, put my hands on them, hold them. They don’t like that at all. They’ll let you know, ‘When I get it, I’m scoring,” so it feels good when I shut them down.” After being away from the NBA, Tucker relishes the role even after being a go-to scorer for overseas teams for years. “It’s a pleasure when you get a guy mad,” Tucker said. “When they’re fussing and there’s a little talking and you’re getting under their skin, you want to keep doing it just to completely take them out of their games. That’s a part of taking over games to win.” Arizona Republic

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Police deliberately tried to sully Brooklyn’s Telfair brothers by spreading a bogus story that a member of their clan assaulted a football coach at Lincoln HS, the Telfair family claimed yesterday. Sebastian Telfair, 27, plays for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, and his brother Ethan, 17, is a Lincoln HS point guard who has a shot at NCAA stardom at the Division I level. But the family says the NYPD is trying to thwart their hoop dreams through a years-long string of false arrests and intimidation. “We’re really being attacked. That’s the truth of the matter,” claimed Sylvester Telfair, the 31-year-old older brother of the clan. New York Post

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A Brooklyn teen collared for assaulting a Lincoln High School dean often bragged about being related to NBA hoops star Sebastian Telfair — but only shares a last name. Cavon Telfair, 18, allegedly attacked the Coney Island school’s head dean, Shawn O’Connor, about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, sources said. New York Daily News

Telfair — who was waiting Thursday to be arraigned on assault charges — had previously told some of the school staff that he was related to Sebastian Telfair, 27, who now plays for the Phoenix Suns. The basketball player’s cousin is former Knicks star Stephon Marbury, who also starred at Lincoln. “He’s not related to me or my brother,” said Sebastian Telfair’s younger brother, Ethan. “He just shares the same last name.” New York Daily News

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Blazers G Nolan Smith explains Sebastian Telfair's late ejection: "Times get chippy... Attitudes are flaring, of course when I get in and Elliot and us get in we're going to play hard. Get after you, get under you, and they didn't like that... It happens. He plays hard, some words were said, it happens... He had already been kind of mad the whole game. I think he did some things to Nic earlier and was kind of pushing everybody around. When I got in, he didn't still want to be pushed around." Sulia

January 24, 2012 Updates

Beaubois’ level of toughness was questioned Monday night when Phoenix Suns guard Sebastian Telfair clobbered him on a fastbreak attempt early in the third period. Telfair was assessed a Flagrant 2 foul and ejected from the game, while Beaubois picked himself up off the floor and calmly sank the ensuing two free throws to give the Mavs an 86-74 lead. “The Flagrant 2 play was a massive play in the game – a big momentum play,’’ Carlisle said. “I thought (Beaubois) showed toughness, he showed resolve, he continued to concentrate. “He’s more and more coming to the realization that his game is predicated on the defensive end first, and that’s what’s going to bring us success this year.’’ Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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