The Toronto Raptors are apparently uncomfortable making their push with just Kyle Lowry and John Lucas at the point guard position. First being linked to Luke Ridnour rumors, now they may have targeted Sebastian Telfair from the Suns. It’s unknown at present time what exactly Phoenix would be looking for in return. I’m guessing it’s a future draft pick, although the Raps don’t have a ton to spare over the next couple of seasons.
For Toronto, it would give them another ball handler who can push the tempo with the new pieces they’ve acquired during the offseason and more recently with the Rudy Gay trade. Telfair isn’t quite the streaky shooter that Lucas is, but he can be a steady hand if needed.
Currently Telfair is averaging about 17 minutes per game in backing up Goran Dragic in Phoenix and the move would ultimately mean that they’re ready to start giving some minutes to UNC rookie Kendall Marshall. The Suns are already a mess this year, so it’s hard to know exactly what they would look for in a trade other than a draft pick. Linas Kleiza perhaps? With Kleiza’s tremendous ability to stay off the court this season, Raptors fans certainly hope so.
Sources: Knicks showing strong interest in Phx’s Jermaine O’Neal…Phx also talking w/Toronto about moving Sebastian Telfair
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) February 20, 2013
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