Lakers Express Interest In Sebastian Telfair

The Lakers have expressed interest in unrestricted free agent point guard Sebastian Telfair, Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops relays (via Twitter). Scotto does note that no signing currently appears imminent, but with training camps set to begin at the end of this month, that could certainly change rather quickly.

In 16 games for the Thunder during the 2014/15 campaign, Telfair averaged 8.4 PPG, 2.8 APG, and 1.9 RPG in 20.4 minutes per contest. The 30-year-old then caught on with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of China, appearing in 22 contests and notching averages of 19.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 4.5 assists in 28.2 minutes per game. The Clippers were reportedly interested in adding Telfair toward the end of last season after the CBA campaign was complete, though no agreement was ever struck.

The Lakers currently have a roster count of 18 players, including 12 with fully guaranteed contracts. Los Angeles already has this year’s No. 2 overall pick D’Angelo Russell, 2014 second-rounder Jordan Clarkson, Michael Frazier, and Marcelo Huertas in the mix at the point.

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4 thoughts on “Lakers Express Interest In Sebastian Telfair

  1. Arthur Hill

    That’s a crowded mix at point guard. Telfair may be a Flying Tiger again.

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    • Chris Crouse

      I agree, although there are not many players who can guard LeBron and KD, why not take a flyer on someone with potential at that position. It seems like LA is just looking to add the big names.

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