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Sebastian Telfair

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Oklahoma City Thunder

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Appeared in 548 games (192 starts) and averaged 7.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 21.6 minutes.

Spent the 2013-14 season with Tianjin Ronggang in China where he averaged 26.1 points, 6.0 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 2.03 steals and 36.3 minutes in 35 games.

2012-13: Appeared in 59 games (two starts) with Phoenix and Toronto and averaged 5.6 points, 1.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 16.6 minutes. Averaged 6.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 17.3 minutes with Phoenix and 4.3 points, 3.0 assists and 14.2 minutes in 13 games with Toronto. Acquired by Toronto from Phoenix on 2/21 in exchange for Hamed Haddadi and a protected second-round draft pick. Led Toronto in assists three times. Recorded a team-high seven assists and three steals 4/6 at Milwaukee. Recorded a game-high seven assists and scored 13 points 3/6 at Phoenix. Scored a season-high 19 points 12/28 at Indiana. Inactive for one game. DNP-CD for 13 games with Toronto and seven games with Phoenix.
2011-12: In his eighth NBA season and first with the Suns, averaged 6.1 points, 2.3 assists, 1.5 rebounds and 0.68 steals in 14.9 minutes in 60 games (one start). Saw action in 60 of 66 games (90.9 percent), his most games since 2008-09, and the Suns were 31-29 (.517) in his games played. Opened the season as the team’s third point guard but earned the back-up role and appeared in the Suns’ final 53 consecutive games. 13 double-digit scoring efforts overall. Closed the season averaging 12.4 points and 3.9 assists in final 11 games while shooting 55.3 percent from the field and scoring in double figures in eight of 11 games, including two 20-point games. 10 double-digit scoring efforts in final 20 games after tallying three in his first 40 appearances. Did not miss a game due to injury.
2010-11: Concluded his second tour with the Timberwolves and seventh NBA season overall averaging 7.2 points and 3.0 assists in 19.2 minutes over 37 games. Shot 40.2 percent from the field overall and a careerbest 35.9 percent (28-for-78) from threepoint range. Contributed 9.1 points and 5.5 assists in 31.5 minutes over eight starts (11/9-22), with Minnesota going 3-5 in those games. Collected season highs with 18 points and three steals 11/14 in Atlanta. Handed out a season-high nine assists 11/9 at the L.A. Lakers, while snaring a season-high five rebounds; the game was the 400th of his NBA career. Scored in double figures 11 times overall. Signed with the Suns on 12/10.
2009-10: Played in 39 games (one start) with the Los Angeles Clippers. Averaged 4.3 points on 40.4% shooting, 1.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 14.9 minutes per game. Scored a seasonhigh 17 points versus Minnesota on 11/23. Tallied eight points, five rebounds and four assists in 21 minutes in his Clippers debut on 10/27 versus the Los Angeles Lakers. Dished out a season-best 11 assists on 115 at the Lakers in 20 minutes. Dealt to Cleveland in a three-team trade on 2/17, 2010. Appeared in four games for the Cavs following the trade, averaging 9.8 points and 3.0 assists per game.
2008-09: Wrapped up his fifth NBA season and second in Minnesota with career highs in scoring (9.8 ppg) and minutes played (2095, 27.9 mpg). Started 43 of his 75 appearances, missing two games (3/1-3) with a sore right groin and drawing a pair of DNP-CDs. Hit 38.3% from the field and a career-best 81.9% from the line, while sinking a career-high 73 three-pointers (34.6% from long range). Averaged 16.4 ppg (51.1%) in seven April contests. Tallied 20+ points on six occasions, and was Minnesota’s leading scorer seven times. Led the Wolves in assists at 4.6 apg, ranking 33rd in the league; he dealt a season-high 12 assists 4/13 at Dallas, part of his second double/double (seventh career). Exploded for a career-high 30 points in the 2/18 victory at Miami; his six treys that night mark a career best, while his 10-for-10 effort from the line tied the team’s single-game high for 2008-09. Swiped a season-high four steals 2/24 at Toronto. Played 40:56 at New Jersey on 12/5, becoming one of only four Wolves reserves in the past six years to log 40+ minutes. Dealt 10 assists 11/5 vs. San Antonio (his regular season debut), having served a three-game league suspension to begin the year.
2007-08: Ended his first season in Minnesota (fourth overall) on the sidelines, missing the final 21 contests after suffering a sprained left ankle 3/7 at Sacramento. Appeared in 60 of 61 games prior to the injury, including 51 starts. Averaged 9.3 ppg with a team-leading and career-high 5.9 apg while logging 32.2 mpg. Also shot a career-best 40.1% from the floor, while hitting 28.1% from beyond the arc and 74.3% from the FT line. Ranked 10th in the NBA in assist/TO ratio (3.20-to-1); before being injured, he’d been in the top-20 in assists. Led Minnesota in assists on 40 occasions, with six doublefigure efforts. Credited with his 1,000th career assist 11/24 vs. Dallas, scored the 2,000th point of his career 1/29 at Chicago, and surpassed the 5,000-minute mark 12/6 at Atlanta. Tallied 24 points 2/12 at New Jersey, one of three 20+ nights. Shot 42.9% (12-for-28) from long range in his final 12 outings. Handed out 12 assists 2/4 vs. Houston. Scored a season-high 27 points 12/21 vs. Indiana, playing all 48 minutes; it was the first complete game by a Wolves player in eight years. Blocked a career-high four shots 12/14 vs. Seattle, and hauled down a career-high seven rebounds 12/1 at Memphis. Dealt 10 assists 12/11 at Washington and added 11 the next night in Philadelphia; he was the first Wolves player with back-to-back 10-assist efforts since Sam Cassell on 11/3-5, 2004.
2006-07: Averaged 6.1 ppg and 2.8 apg in 20.2 mpg. Scored 21 points 4/7 at Indiana. Swiped a season-high three steals 12/1 at Toronto. Scored 12 points and dished out a season-high eight assists 11/25 at Milwaukee. Scored 24 points and handed out six assists 11/4 vs.Washington.
2005-06: Averaged 9.5 ppg, 3.6 apg, 1.0 spg and 24.1 mpg in 68 games (30 starts) in his second NBA season. In 30 starts, averaged 11.0 ppg, 4.2 apg and two rpg. Missed 12 games (12/16-1/6) with a ligament sprain in his right thumb. Averaged 12.3 ppg, 4.2 apg and 1.5 spg while shooing 48.2% from the field in the month of April. Tallied 24 points, four assists and zero turnovers 3/17 at Cleveland. Collected 15 points and seven assists 4/14 at L.A. Lakers. Sank a season-high five three-pointers, scoring 21 points with four rebounds and four assists 1/13 vs. Orlando. Dished a season-high eight assists 11/25 at Orlando. Put up 14 points and five assists while going 4-for- 7 from three-point range 2/4 at Denver.
2004-05: Averaged 6.8 ppg, 3.3 apg, 0.51 spg and 19.6 mpg in 68 games (26 starts) in his rookie season. His 460 points were the most by a Blazers rookie since Arvydas Sabonis tallied 1,058 in 1995-96. Most assists (224) by a Blazers rookie since Steve Colter (243) in 1983-84. Finished second among NBA rookies in assists, third in free throw percentage (78.9%) and 13th in scoring. Came on strong in his last 26 games, all starts, when he averaged 11.1 ppg, 6.6 apg, 1.00 spg and 34.3 mpg. Scored in double figures in 16 of the last 26 outings. Dished out a career-high 13 assists and had a career-high six steals along with 11 points 4/19 at Denver and came back a night later with 11 assists and 17 points in the season finale victory over the Lakers. Scored a season-high 23 points in the Feb. 4 win over Charlotte, making 7-for-12 from the floor, 2-for-4 from long range and 7-for-8 free throws. Led the team in scoring twice and in assists 13 times. Sat out two games with injuries: a sprained right ankle on 2/25 vs. Atlanta and sore ankles on 4/15 at Golden State. Drew 12 DNP-CDs in season’s first 26 games.

Led Brooklyn’s Abraham Lincoln to three New York City PSAL titles and to one state championship. First player in history to be on a three-time PSAL championship team. Became New York’s all-time leading prep scorer, surpassing Kenny Anderson. Abraham Lincoln High School was 106-19 during his four years. A finalist for the 2004 Naismith Award after averaging 33.2 points, 9.2 assists and 3.7 rebounds in leading Lincoln to a 26-6 record. PSAL Player of the Year. Named 2004 McDonald’s All- American. Ranked No. 1 among the high school class of 2004 by Basketball Times and No. 6 by Prep Stars. Named to the 2004 USA Men’s Junior National Select Team that played at the Nike Hoop Summit in San Antonio.

Sebastian and his wife Samantha have a daughter, Samaya, and a son, Sebastian II. Cousin of Stephon Marbury.

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Height: 6'0''/ 1.83m
Weight: 170 lbs./ 77.1 kg
Born: June 09, 1985
From: Abraham Lincoln HS (Brooklyn, NY)
Draft: 1st Round (13th pick) 2004 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2004
Years Pro: 9
Previous Teams:
  Oklahoma City Thunder 2014 - 2014
  Toronto Raptors 2012 - 2013
  Phoenix Suns 2011 - 2012
  Minnesota Timberwolves 2010 - 2011
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: Abraham Lincoln HS (Brooklyn, NY)/USA

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