With the re-signing of Pablo Prigioni and J.R. Smith, the Knicks have a few holes to clog up. One of those holes is at the 3rd string point guard position. As we saw last year, Mike Woodson is not afraid to tap his 3rd string point guard on the back an get him into the game. Last year it was PP and this year it might possibly be Sebastian Telfair.
His Odd Career Path: Sebastian, a Brooklyn native and cousins with the much-maligned Stephon Marbury, has quietly carved out a nice career for himself. Now in his 8th year out of Lincoln High School, Telfair has become a solid bench player in this NBA. Once tapped as the next Iverson, Telfair struggled with his shot and the proper direction by the many different coaches he has played for. His career did not take off the way he wanted, however he has 8 years under his belt in the NBA, not many basketball players in this world get to say they have played in the NBA that long.
If the Knicks decide to bring in Sebastian, I am sure this would be a life long dream to lace up his shoes at the Garden as a member of the New York Knicks.
What He Brings: Sebastian is not going to blow you away with any one set of skills, but he can be a solid bench player for a team looking for pace, occasional 3-point shooting, and a veteran who can run a team in spot minutes.
Can He Handle the Pressure in NY? The days of pressure for him are over. If he was a youngster coming out of high school and drafted to his home town team, then I would say definitely, but now that he is s seasoned veteran, I have no worries about him accepting his role and contributing to this team. In my humbled opinion, Telfair would not be my first choice, but he is definitely a solid choice to be the 3rd sting point guard and a occasional rotational player when needed. Sign him up.