Suns Looking To Move Sebastian Telfair

February 19 2013 at 9:07am CDT By Luke Adams

In an effort to create playing time for rookie point guard Kendall Marshall, the Suns are looking to move Sebastian Telfair, according to Chris Broussard of ESPN.com (via Twitter). While it's unclear whether the team is currently engaged in any talks, Broussard suggests (via Twitter) that the Raptors are seeking a backup point guard and could be one possibility.

Telfair, 27, has averaged 17.3 minutes per game in 46 contests for the Suns this year, and is producing at a rate consistent with his career numbers. His points per 36 minutes (12.5) and PER (11.2) are slightly better than his career rates (12.4 and 10.8).

Telfair is only earning about $1.57MM, but could be a little trickier to move than if he were earning a minimum salary. Minimum-salary players can be acquired without sending out any salary in return, but a trade for Telfair would require an interested team to either send out a player or possess a trade exception large enough to absorb Telfair's salary.

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