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Knicks, Timberwolves have talked Sebastian Telfair trade

Sebastian Telfair

Minnesota Timberwolves’ Sebastian Telfair dives for a loose ball during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)


We told you last week the Knicks have made a priority of finding a backup point guard for Raymond Felton, who is logging heavy minutes (38.6 per game) and is their only true quality point guard (sorry Toney Douglas).

How about Sebastian Telfiar?

According to Jonathon Abrams with the New York Times the Knicks have had multiple discussions with the Timberwolves about Telfair.

Minnesota is hesitant right now, until they see how the recently returned Jonny Flynn is going to hold up. Also, the Wolves have had teams calling about Luke Ridnour and if they move him they need to keep Telfair (or get another point guard back).

Telfair is set to make $2.7 million this season on a one-year deal, so the Knicks would not be tied up for future seasons. Telfair can dish the ball and hit the three and is playing nearly 22 minutes a game in Minnesota. He’s no perfect fit for the Knicks but he’s better than what they’ve got.

If you were looking for salary matches to make the deal, either Kelenna Azubuike or a combination of Anthony Randolph and Toney Douglas (or Roger Mason) would do the job.