via The New York Times
The Knicks are perusing the league for backup candidates and have held multiple discussions with the Minnesota Timberwolves concerning Sebastian Telfair, according to an executive involved in the discussions. The Timberwolves will probably not make a move until they gauge the health of Jonny Flynn, their young point guard who recently returned from a hip injury.
Again, this one comes with thoughts all around from my friends at The Knicks Blog to my pal at From the Baseline.
Telfair has always had a connection to the Knicks, being the New York native that he is, as well as the cousin of Stephon Marbury.
Aside from a slow season last season, Telfair has been a good backup point guard throughout his career, and could be clutch for the Knicks in the twenty plus minutes he would offer at the point.
Not only does he produce well and run the floor like a true point guard should, but his minutes on the court would also mean some well deserved (and likely well needed) rest for Raymond Felton.
While Felton has been nothing short of amazing thus far, the Knicks certainly do not want to run him ragged towards the end of the season, similiar to what Chris Duhon endured in seasons past.
Telfair's arrival would also see a homecoming that many New York basketball fans have desired for quite a while.