The Phoenix Suns have signed Sebastian Telfair, the team announced today.
The 6-0, 170-pound guard is a seven-year NBA veteran who owns career averages of 7.8 points, 1.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 429 games (189 starts). Telfair joins his sixth NBA team after stints with the Portland Trail Blazers (2004-06), Boston Celtics (2006-07), Minnesota Timberwolves (2007-09, 2010-11), Cleveland Cavaliers (2009-10) and Los Angeles Clippers (2009-10).
The cousin of former Suns guard Stephon Marbury, Telfair averaged 7.2 points and 3.0 assists in 19.2 minutes while appearing in 37 games (eight starts) for the Timberwolves last season.
Originally drafted out of high school, Telfair was the 13th overall selection in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Blazers. One of the most highly-touted high schoolers to ever enter the league, Telfair led Brooklyn’s Abraham Lincoln High School to three New York City titles and one state championship. He was the first player ever to be a three-time city champion and left school as the all-time leading prep scorer in New York history.