Cost. Let’s be honest. This is the main reason the Thunder targeted Telfair. He’s cheap labor. He has intriguing qualities in addition to coming at a relatively inexpensive price. But the cap-friendly veteran minimum of about $1.3 million that Telfair is set to earn is the primary reason the Thunder is bringing him in. Telfair is an addition that accomplishes a few things, but mostly he keeps the Thunder’s costs down as the team looks to stay under the tax threshold again this season.