Grizzlies, Other NBA Teams Eye Sebastian Telfair

THURSDAY, 11:26am: Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger says Memphis has interest in Telfair, tweets Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal.

TUESDAY, 6:52pm: Sebastian Telfair is planning a return to the NBA next season, and has drawn interest from several teams, tweets Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders. Telfair played in China this year after failing to catch on with an NBA team, despite getting looks from multiple squads last summer. Kennedy doesn’t mention any specific teams in connection with the point guard.

The 29-year-old has been a journeyman over his nine years in the league, never staying with a team longer than two consecutive seasons. When he last saw NBA action in the 2012/13 season, it was as a third string point guard for the Raptors during a 13-game stint after being traded to Toronto by the Suns.

The ASM Sports client was drafted straight out of high school by the Blazers with the 13th pick in the 2004 draft. Telfair hasn’t lived up to what many expected from him as a young phenom, never averaging better than 9.8 PPG or 5.9 APG in a season. Since starting 94 games for the Wolves over the 2007/08 and 2008/09 seasons, he has only been called on as a starter 16 times with five different teams.

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