HoopsHype Sebastian Telfair rumors

December 9, 2011 Updates

Alex Kennedy: Sebastian Telfair has officially signed with the Phoenix Suns. He just tweeted this picture: http://lockerz.com/s/163441144 Twitter

December 8, 2011 Updates

The seemingly never-ending search for a backup point guard in Phoenix has led to Sebastian Telfair. Arizona Sports 620's John Gambadoro reports the Suns have agreed to a one-year contract worth between $1.5 and $2 million with the 26-year-old former lottery pick. Arizona's Sports Page

Guard Sebastian Telfair will sign with the Suns, a league source confirmed to Yahoo! Sports. Telfair spent last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Yahoo! Sports

December 7, 2011 Updates
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Sebastian Telfair has received interest from the New York Knicks, Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers, according to sources. Telfair is excited for free agency because he’ll be able to choose his next destination, which hasn’t been the case early in his career. Since entering the league, Telfair has been traded multiple times, usually midseason. In fact, he hasn’t played with the same team for more than two seasons at a time and he’s had nine different head coaches. If Telfair lands in the right situation, with some structure, he could still be a significant contributor. HoopsWorld

Utah has expressed initial exploratory interest in unrestricted free agents Rasual Butler, Sebastian Telfair and Roger Mason, a source said. Meanwhile, a source close to forward Andrei Kirilenko gave no indication the Jazz are actively attempting to re-sign him. Kirilenko did draw immediate interest from multiple teams, though. Salt Lake Tribune

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After seriously considering an offer from Jiangsu Nangang, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Sebastian Telfair has also decided ride out the lockout, according to an anonymous source with knowledge of the situation. The news ends what was a long period of on-again, off-again talks that peaked with an official announcement from Jiangsu general manger, Wang Min, stating that the two sides had agreed to a deal. Telfair’s agent, however, denied that there had been any agreement shortly after the news broke. NiuBBall.com

October 18, 2011 Updates

Marc Stein: Hearing Yao Ming-owned Shanghai Sharks trying to join bidding for Sebastian Telfair. Jiangsu Dragons said to be offering more lucrative deal. Telfair's agent, Andy Miller, told @Jorge Sierra last week that Telfair, contrary to reports, has not yet committed to sign with Jiangsu Twitter

October 14, 2011 Updates
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They can't get into Target Center these days, so NBA stars John Wall, Joakim Noah and DeMarcus Cousins are among those expected to play in Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley's "All Star Classic" at Osseo High School -- of all places -- next week. Beasley's Wolves teammates Derrick Williams, Wes Johnson, Martell Webster, Wayne Ellington and former Wolf Sebastian Telfair are scheduled to play as well in the Friday night, Oct. 21 exhibition game. So, too, are Boston's Jeff Green, Detroit's Greg Monroe, L.A. Clippers' DeAndre Jordan, Chicago's Keith Bogans and Beasley's longtime pal, former Dukie Nolan Smith. Missing from the list -- at least for now -- is childhood buddy Kevin Durant. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

September 28, 2011 Updates

Sebastian Telfair has received plenty of interest from teams overseas, but he’s not considering signing abroad at the moment. Telfair turned down several offers from European teams last week and he’s also passed on offers from Chinese teams. Rather than play overseas, he’ll continue to work out at Impact Basketball in Las Vegas for the duration of the lockout. Telfair has been working out twice a day, seven days a week as he prepares for free agency. HoopsWorld

September 24, 2011 Updates

Apologies for the title of this video, because 28-year-old New York Liberty point guard and four-time WNBA All-Star Cappie Pondexter is most certainly not a girl. No, this is a woman who absolutely took it to journeyman NBA point guard, and 2004 lottery pick Sebastian Telfair towards the end of a pickup game during the Impact Basketball run in Las Vegas on Friday. Yahoo! Sports

September 17, 2011 Updates

Now, Telfair will have the opportunity to decide his own fate once again. Once the lockout ends, he will be an unrestricted free agent for the first time since 2008. The 26-year-old point guard is excited for the opportunity to test the market and find the situation that’s right for him. “When you’re a free agent, you can pick and choose,” Telfair told HOOPSWORLD. “That’s a unique situation for me. I think it’s a very good situation. I’ll be exactly where I want to be and find a place that works for me. I’ll be able to find a team that I know I can help out. I want to go to a team where I know we’re competing for the big goal and everyone is playing for that same reason. I want to help them reach that point. I know I can bring something to one of those teams. I want to be a part of a team that’s really competing. Once I do that, my career will start moving at a faster pace and in the right direction.” HoopsWorld

Telfair’s travels, trials and tribulations have forced him to mature. The wide-eyed kid that entered the league seven years ago is now a battle-tested man, who sees the world in a completely different light. “I’m a whole different person,” Telfair said. “First of all, I’m a better person, especially from a professional standpoint. I understand the business a little bit more. I understand that I have to take my job seriously and I understand all of things I have to do. I definitely have a different mindset and approach to the game as well. I’m going into my eighth season and all of the experiences I went through as a young professional have taught me a lot. I won’t make those same mistakes that I’ve already learned from in the past.” HoopsWorld

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