View Full Version : Sebastian Telfair

10-14-2009, 06:37 PM
Am i the only one that still thinks Sebastian Telfair has hope to be a good starting point guard in this league??

Hes only 24 years old, and when given minutes, he performs! Yes his first couple of years he struggled, but you cant expect everyone to be a star right out of high school.

last year he averged about 10 points and 5 assits in less then 28 minutes.

he has undeniable talent, speed, athleticism, and quickness.

i still think Bassy has a chance to be good.


10-14-2009, 06:46 PM
He's a decent guard, but nothing special at this point.

10-14-2009, 06:47 PM
i think so too. the only knock on him was that he wasnt a very good shooter and he improved that last season too. great pickup by the clips

10-14-2009, 06:55 PM
He sucks.

Toenail Clipper
10-14-2009, 06:56 PM
He actually was decent in the Portland preseason game, he racked 10 assists.

10-14-2009, 06:59 PM
I still think so too

10-14-2009, 07:00 PM
On the right team, I could see him being the first guard off the bench. Starting? He would have to be with a superstar in the backcourt that can mesh well with him.

10-14-2009, 07:09 PM
he can be pretty good, with the wolves he would have these brilliant games where he would drop 20 and 10, but he could never do it consistently, but he did it enough to show that he was capable of it.

10-14-2009, 07:17 PM
He wont get much of a chance playing behind Davis now

10-14-2009, 07:46 PM
i think he can play ball and might b apart of the future with griffin

10-14-2009, 08:12 PM
Thanks for this thread. Your not the only one. I'm hoping Telfair can live up to his full potential and hopefully become a lethal PG.

10-14-2009, 08:18 PM
On a very young, thin team, he could start point.
But Ideally, I seem him as a quality backup point guard, who could give a team the best PG rotation in the NBA a few years down the road.
Imagine these in 3-4 years

10-14-2009, 08:19 PM
i loved his documentary through the fire

he was a great in highschool just hasnt found a team maybe the clippers are the team

10-14-2009, 08:20 PM
also if portland would have kept him roy and telfair would have been a nice back court

10-14-2009, 08:23 PM
He wont get much of a chance playing behind Davis now

Actually this is his best chance yet. He was all by himself last year and couldnt show case his talent but now he can play a role better suited to his abilities and progress that way.

10-14-2009, 08:26 PM
he's solid.. if he was in the right situation evry1 wud prob notice his talent

10-14-2009, 08:57 PM
He sucks.


10-14-2009, 09:24 PM
I thought at one time he could be a really solid point but I just don't think he has the basketball I.Q. He really just doesn't set guys up (his assists merely are from handling the rock all the time), his shot is streaky at best and he doesn't know how to use his speed to finish.

10-14-2009, 09:41 PM
He needs to develop a better shot

10-14-2009, 09:45 PM
people say he needs to find the right situation, well he was MN's starter the last two years, and he didnt really blow anyone away...He was given, and he lost the starting job on a team thin with PG depth, what other situation can be better than to prove you can be a starting PG? he had that situation, and he failed in it.

10-14-2009, 10:05 PM
He is also related to this guy http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Sports/images-2/stephon-marbury.jpg

Cant be good for his career

10-15-2009, 01:38 AM
Backup pg at best in the NBA. Cant shoot good enough to be a starting PG in the NBA.

10-15-2009, 01:52 AM
Thanks for this thread. Your not the only one. I'm hoping Telfair can live up to his full potential and hopefully become a lethal PG.

i think that ship has already sailed.

10-15-2009, 02:25 AM
i havent given up on him.. every time i start to i watch through the fire and regain confidence in him

10-15-2009, 03:34 AM
i think if he when he eventually starts after bd retires or if bd gets injured that bassy can get 10 assists per night. especially playing with griffin

10-15-2009, 04:12 AM
I thought I heard somewhere that he was hard to coach and I thought, well he is related to Marbury, so of course he is hard to coach. He has talent, but needs to get the right people around him. He has to be humbled.

10-15-2009, 04:32 AM
I think he still has a chance to be good, going to the clippers was a good thing for him

10-15-2009, 09:59 AM
I always thought he was a bit overrated reminds me of an Andre Barrett type player with more athleticism... I always like to see young men that have had a lot of hype that have not lived up to it come around... Hopefully he will be a sponge in LA and learn from one of the great PGs in the league and absorb all the knowledge and tips about the game from Baron

10-15-2009, 10:31 AM
He is good but coming from someone who watched his games the last couple years.... he really needs to improve on his shot, he misses very easy ones. And honestly, most of the other PG's in this league can man handle him. he's small and weak, yet fast and quick. Great backup PG. Not starter until he gains 20 ibs

10-15-2009, 11:57 AM
Telfair is still young with some tools. But he is physically weak, and gets pushed around, doesn't finish well at all near the rim despite getting there at will, has a jumper that comes and goes, usually its gone. He can stay in front of people on defense, but is just too small to stop them. He doesn't create any easy shots for teammates. He makes the easy pass. His decision making has gotten better, but he still settles for the easy pass/play on almost every occasion.
I don't think he can be a starting PG on a playoff team, but he will be a good backup in the league for a number of years, at least until his speed goes away. while he is only 24, this is his 6th year I believe. At some point, being young isn't a factor for chance of growth, and what you see is what you get.